Saturday, January 20, 2018

A fantastic FT8 guide!

If you have or are thinking of diving into the FT8 digi world I was made aware via a Dutch blogger Paul PA0K (his brand new call) of this amazing FT8 operating guide by Gary Hinson ZL2ifb. This guide is for the seasoned FT8 op, the beginner and those who are not sure if they really want to give it a go but would like to learn what it's all about. I won't to go on and on about the guide..... just read it and find out for yourselves, it's a great addition to anyone interested or operating FT8.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mike, it's a great guide indeed. But FT8 is not really my thing, too fast too automatic. A lot of hams are into FT8 nowadays. I stick to WSPR, CW and SIM31. Have a nice weekend, 73 Paul PAØK

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    1. Good afternoon Paul great to hear from you, I have tried FT8 now and then but this guide sure will help when I want to teak things.
      73,
      Mike

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  2. Hi Mike, you probabely missed my post in November 2017! The guide is very good wish more operators would read it. Still notice many that do not know for instance that it doesn't matter were your signal is in the waterfall, it will be decoded (split). 73, Bas

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    1. Good morning Bas, I guess I missed your post in November or my memory is not what it used to be..:)) This is a great guide for getting to know the in's and outs of FT8.
      73,
      Mike

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    2. Tried FT8 and it works well. Basically an updated version of JT65 with a 12 second transmit time. Joe Taylor is truly a genius.
      73, Bernie, VE3FWF

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    3. Good evening Bernie, it is a great program and during a down turn in the solar cycle this mode has brought life to the bands.
      73
      Mike

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