Thursday, December 19, 2019

Spotted in China on FT8

I was very pleased to see my FT-8 signal on 30m spotted in China the other day. I could not see them on the waterfall but none the less it was a nice surprise to see.


  1. Hello Mike, very nice. The question always is, is this a longpath or shortpath signal. From the picture it does suggest you're in the greyline and it was shortpath. But on 30m it is not always certain. Interesting! 73, Bas

    1. Good evening Bas, yes I agree it seems to be short path. I have a new antenna tuner the LDG 200proII and it seems to be a much better tuner than the old (sold already) LDG 100pro (not the proII) last evening I tried it out on 60m, and I was able to get a very decent match. I was able to make one contact on 60m and only one due to a time commitment I had to go to. It's great to see I now have 60m as well to explore FT8.
      73 and Merry Christmas to you and your family