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

Different SSTV Modes

SSTV Modes

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

Wow–got Japan!

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 km 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, … Read more