Tag: Digimodes

Feld Hell Sprint

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m.

Classes: NA QRP, DX QRP, NA QRO, DX QRO, SWL.

Max power: QRO: 100 watts, QRP: 5 watts.

Exchange: RST, FH #, QTH, GRID.

Work stations: Once per band.

QSO Points: 3 qso points for each member QSO, 1 qso point for a non-member QSO.

Bonus Points: 2 extra qso points for each qrp contact.

Multipliers: Countries worked in North, Central and South America.

Score Calculation: Total score = (QSO Points X Multipliers) + Bonus Points.

Submit logs by: October 4, 2017, upload log at: https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/

RSGB 3.5MHz DATA Autumn Series Contest

A series of short evening contests on 3.5MHz, promoting competition between Affiliated Societies. Individual scores in every event count towards a Society’s overall score. A rolling listing is maintained on the Contest Committee HF Contests web page.

Burundi DXpedition FT8

Great news especially for the lovers of digital modes. The international Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) team is working to build the new DXpedition from Burundi with the callsign 9U4M, and will be on air also with the new FT8 digital mode

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New “Release Candidate” Version of WSJT-X Includes FT8 Changes

A new “pre-release” version of WSJT-X now is available. This is the Amateur Radio digital software suite developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT, that includes the new FT8 mode, which has been catching on like wildfire. The September 2 release, WSJT-X version 1.8.0-rc2, fixes a number of issues, provides better performance, and offers some new features.

“Implementation of FT8 and its auto-sequencing featu…

For the full article, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/new-pre-release-version-of-wsjt-x-includes-ft8-changes

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New FT8 Group

We’ve just created a FT8 group for the new and very popular digimode in our community area.

To join, register and then join the group.

It’s early days for the mode and the group, so please QSP.

FT8 Mode is Latest Bright Shiny Object in Amateur Radio Digital World

It’s still in beta testing, but FT8 — the latest digital bauble to capture the imagination of the Amateur Radio community — has been luring away many of those already using the popular JT65 “weak-signal” mode. FT8 is included in a beta release of WSJT-X, version 1.8.0-rc1. Among its biggest advantages is a shorter transmit-receive cycle, meaning quicker contacts. The notes for the “candidate” release say that FT8 offers “sensitivity down to –20 dB on the AWGN channel,” as opposed to –30 dB for JT65. Contacts are four times faster than with JT65 or JT9, however. An entire FT8 contact can take place in about 1 minute.

For the full article, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ft8-mode-is-latest-bright-shiny-object-in-amateur-radio-digital-world

FT-8 on LotW

Word has it that the new digimode FT-8 will be switched on for Logbook of the World log uploads sometime this week.

FT-8, The New HF/6m Digital Mode, Introduction For Beginners

A new mode I happened to learn about and practice. This is great for poor conditions, QRP or contests on digital. Not as sensitive as JT-65/9, but twice as fast. FT-8 can be done the same way you do PSK or RTTY or JT-65. A radio, an interface, and the software.

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For the full article, https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/ft-8-the-new-hf-6m-digital-mode-introduction-for-beginners.575888/

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