FT8 Operating Guide

FT8 Operating Guide

Many thanks go out to Gary Hinson, ZL2iFB for creating this comprehensive guide to operating FT8 mode, the very popular digital mode for making ham contacts. Download the FT8 Operating Guide here PDF Details Brand Gary Hinson Format PDF Page count 85 File size 4.1 MB FT8 mode is an increasingly popular digital dialogue mode … Read more

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My first JS8 contact

js8call

Today is dipped my toes into a whole new ham radio digital mode called JS8CALL. I recorded the transcript of the QSO below. As I did not know what I was doing, we did not get to exchange signal reports. What is JS8? JS8Call is a digital amateur radio mode that uses the modified KISS … Read more

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Antarctica in the Logbook

DPØGVN

Okay, this is the best day ever in my ham adventures – I finally made contact with a station in Antarctica. I have been trying off and on for over 20 years. FT8 is such a great mode for hunting DX; I highly recommend learning it. DP0GVN DPØGVN is a club station located at the … Read more

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How good is FT8?

FT8

My answer… Very very good. FT8 is a fairly new digital mode that many hams are trying out. Is it worthy of the hype? The answer is a resounding – YES! I am testing out FT8 on my Flex 6300 SDR. Without going into all of the details, FT8 is similar to its elder siblings, … Read more

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