Tag: FT8

via the ARRL: Foxes and Hounds — FT8 DXpedition Mode is in the Works for WSJT-X

Speaking on behalf of the WSJT-X Development Team, Joe Taylor, K1JT, has issued a progress report on the team’s efforts to develop FT8 DXpedition Mode. The new digital mode will include new and innovative features, which are detailed in a draft FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide, released on February 2. Taylor said the basic goal of FT8 DXpedition […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #989

This Week in Amateur Radio #989 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. February 10, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by, Amy Jo Clark, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:12:05 Listen here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR989 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: Mode Usage Evaluation: 2017 was “the Year When Digital Modes Changed Forever”

Club Log author and UK radio amateur Michael Wells, G7VJR, has reported that data compiled from 8,000 Club Log users indicates the proportion of FT-8 usage relative to other modes has risen dramatically since FT8’s introduction last year. Every few years, Wells has posted charts depicting mode usage on the amateur bands, based on log […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #984

This Week in Amateur Radio #984 Week of January 6, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. January 6, 2018. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ,and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:14:35 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982

This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982 Week of December 23, 2017 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. December 23, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

via the ARRL: New Digital Modes Changing Complexion of Bands and Perhaps of Ham Radio

The wave of software-based digital modes over the past several years has altered the atmosphere of the HF bands. Some suggest the popularity of modes that make it possible to contact stations neither operator can even hear has resulted in fewer CW and SSB signals on bands like 6 meters and 160 meters. Traditional modes […]

via the ARRL: Caution Urged in Using High Duty Cycle Digital Modes on Satellites

Satellite enthusiasts planning to try FT8 or MSK144 via satellite are being urged to use caution or possibly to avoid digital modes altogether in light of problems being blamed on the modes’ high duty cycle. Stations have reported problems getting into satellite transponders, even during favorable passes, which were traced to digital-mode signals in the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #967

This Week in Amateur Radio #967 Week of September 9, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR967 Running Time: 1:00:01 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #967 with a release and air date of September 09, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #962 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #962 Expanded Edition Week of August 5, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR962 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #962 with a release and air date of, August 05, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will […]

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