via the ARRL: 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 month after month represents a major frustration nowadays,” said Martti Laine, OH2BH/OJ0BH. “Particularly on SSB, only the occasional DX signal breaks the sea of noise, consequently reducing activity levels even further.” Laine said FT8 has given bands a new lease on life, since it enables stations to copy signals buried in the noise.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://ift.tt/2uxNHiI

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