Tag: FT-8

Goodbye FT8, Hello Olivia, The MAGIC Digital Mode For HF!

Previously, I made a couple videos introducing FT8 mode, and most recently how crammed packed it is on the bands with FT8 signals. Well, guys and gals, there are many other options if you are not aware (or maybe you are).

Ft8 is referred to as “the zombie mode”, not by me, but most all the people viewing this on the ZED. Sure, it gets you a distant contact, but there is no real “interaction” with the hams on both sides. The computer is doing it all for you..
Picture the efficiency similar…

Goodbye FT8, Hello Olivia, The MAGIC Digital Mode For HF! For the full article, https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/goodbye-ft8-hello-olivia-the-magic-digital-mode-for-hf.585617/

WSJT-X Version 1.8.0-rc3

K1JT announce the latest release candidate version of the popular WSJT-X program that improve FT8 user interface to facilitate split and simplex operations procedures along to fixing some minor bugs and updates to the user guide.

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PSK31 What’s going on

So I got on 14070 MHz using FLDigi, Op Mode BPSK31. There were several conversations going on. I checked into one. It was a station in Caracas looking for DX. Well, I’m DX, so I returned. He didn’t call back but set up doing CQ DX again. I checked PSK reporter, and yes my signal was heard in Venezuela. Oh well. Then there was a guy in 0 land calling CQ. Again I answered His Call, My Call. Nothing. In several months now, I have yet to make a contact on PSK31. PSKreporter indicated…

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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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LotW Now Accepting FT8.

Time to get TQSL running and get the Configuration Data updated to 11.1 so that you can upload those FT8 contacts.

The LotW is open for FT8!

Radio Arcala to Leverage FT8 Digital Mode in Market Reef Activation

Radio Arcala (OH8X), the consortium of serious Finnish contesters, has heaped more praise on Nobel Laureate and software developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, for the recent beta release of FT8 mode. OJ0BH/OJ0JR will be active August 12-19 from Market Reef and expects to make use of FT8 and other modes that are part of Taylor’s WSJT-X suite of Amateur Radio digital software.

“Tuning the poor 20-meter band…

For the full article, http://www.arrl.org/news/view/radio-arcala-to-leverage-ft8-digital-mode-in-market-reef-activation

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.

6 meter 50mhz FT-8 HF Digital Mode

Title says HF, but I meant “DIGITAL MODE” which can be used on 6 meters as well as HF.
At the time of this video, the solar index chart on QRZ shows poor band conditions across the board, high noise level, but I have very strong signals rolling in on FT-8 at 9:23pm in Florida.

Has FT-8 taken over the 6 meter band? Check out this short video.

SUBSCRIBE to HamRadioConcepts and COMMENT!!! For the full article, https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/6-meter-50mhz-ft-8-hf-digital-mode.576384/

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

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