FT4 Mode Ham Radio – My first try at it

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The WSJT Development Group has announced the “general availability” release of WSJT-X version 2.1.0. This major upgrade formally introduces the all-new FT4 as a finished protocol for HF contesting. The Group is providing a separate WSJT-X version 2.1.0 installation package for 64-bit Windows that offers significant improvements in decoding speed. That is what I am … Read more

SSTV Modes and Info

The main focus of this file is on SSTV because information on this mode is so scarce. I keep trying to ignore WEFAX and ATV because they are even larger topics already well covered by various handbooks and magazines. However some WEFAX and ATV information sneaks in when it is closely related to SSTV, for … Read more

FT-8 | Brand new digital mode

Here is a new digital mode that comes to you from the makers of JT-9 and JT-65.. Called FT-8 (Franke-Taylor design, 8FSK modulation), it’s a weak signal mode that is not as sensitive to JT-65/9 but definitely something that will work when voice and CW will not. The following video is an introduction to someone … Read more

Wow–got Japan!

I made contact last night with Japan on 15 meters using BPSK-31. That is the furthest I have ever gone using digital, being over 10,000 kms from my location near Toronto.I wasn’t even able to chart the whole trip on Google Earth as shown here. My signal has to go way north over Alaska, then … Read more