Category Archives: FT8

Tried WSJT-X in Hound Mode for the first time

Today I heard SO1WS in Western Sahara on 17-meters.  I noticed a very raspy FT-8 signal, and after checking the time offset, it turned out to be So1WS — however upon further review it was apparent that they were running … Continue reading

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QSO #9,000 in LotW

Silly, I suppose, but I note almost every accomplishment.  I’m happy to say that today I worked Ron, K4AKK, from Savannah, TN on 15-Meter FT-8.  He found his way into my LotW database as Contact #9,000 (since I started back … Continue reading

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Six Meters is Rocking

Each day that I have some time to be on the air, I start by listening to 6-meters for a few minutes.  This month, almost every time I do that, I wind up making a few contacts during a short … Continue reading

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Thanks to Tom, AB8RL, for 12-meter WAS

FT-8 has proven its worth over and over again during this bottom part of the solar cycle.  I’ve been having fun noticing the frequent short openings on 10-meters and 12-meters the past few months.  I’m convinced that we think the … Continue reading

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100th DXCC Entity Using FT8

With the receipt of a LotW confirmation received on March 24th, for a FT8 QSO with H40YM, Temotu Province (part of the Solomon Island chain) on March 14th, I finally had my 100th DXCC Entity confirmed in LotW (not that … Continue reading

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Busy 40m FT8 Night

40-meters on FT8 at night has always been sort of a nightmare for me.  As 17/20/30-meters fade out, 40 comes alive with DX and US stations all jammed into that 2.5 KHz window.  Here’s a sample of what it looks … Continue reading

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Goal Update January 2018

So the first month is under our belt for 2018.  DX results were pretty good, already knocking off a couple of my 2018 goals.  DXCC Challenge stands at 1281, and 160-meter DXCC is at 48.  So lets set new goals … Continue reading

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Contact #8000 Uploaded to LotW

Back on Oct 3, 120 days ago, I noted that I had uploaded my 7,000th contact into LotW.  Today I am happy to note that contact 8,000 has been uploaded.  Many of those QSOs (654 of them) are a result … Continue reading

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An 80-Meter Surprise DP1POL

Like many folks chasing grid squares, I’m spending time on the digital modes.  Yesterday was a fairly unusual day for me in that I was able to make contact with places that I usually don’t hear, most likely on  the … Continue reading

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Adding FT8 to HRD Logbook

Version 6.3.0.613 (Dec 2016) of HRD predates the WSJT-X “FT8” mode.  If you use the latest version of JTAlert (2.10.1), it has added back in HRD version 6.3+ logging support (but only temporarily, according to the author).  That’s great, but … Continue reading

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