On this episode, Christian visits with Jason, W3AAX. Jason is the North American Coordinator of the Worldwide Flora and Fauna program. We also get and introduction to the JT65 mode, and we learn what it was like to learn the code in the military.
“FT8 is the newest weak-signal mode from Joe Taylor, K1JT, and friends. It operates very much like JT65 but is four times faster and more automated. Learn a little about the history of digital modes and conversational vs bare essential modes! Two sample QSOs!” Read more
Here’s a short demonstration on the new digital mode FT-8 developed by K1JT & K9AN. Part of the WSJT-X software suite. We’ll go over how to call CQ, and a basic QSO of this mode. Please subscribe & visit www.k5acl.net for more ham radio content! To download visit: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/… JT Bridge (as seen in video): http://jt-bridge.eller.nu/ MacLoggerDX: https://www.dogparksoftware.com/MacLo… Read more
Digital mode operators are invited to participate in the 2016 Digital Mode Most Wanted Survey. Previously known as the “RTTY Most Needed DXCC EntitiesSurvey,” the name has been changed to reflect current trends and to be more in line with the Digital DXCC award. Several entities at the top of the last list, compiled in […] Read more
“Dear WSJT-X Beta-Test Colleagues, Steve (K9AN) and I have developed a potential new mode for WSJT-X. We’re calling the mode “FT8” (Franke-Taylor design, 8-FSK modulation). FT8 is designed for situations like multi-hop Es where signals may be weak and fading, openings may be short, and you want fast completion of reliable, confirmable QSOs. Important characteristics […] Read more
Where is your signal being heard? Is your antenna working? What is the status of the band? Check out this video to learn about the PSK reporter website and how it can benefit you. PSK Automatic Propagation Reporter This started out as a project to automatically gather reception records of PSK activity and then make […] Read more