Digital Mode JS8 real time translation in foreign language!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by NN2X, Dec 30, 2018.

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  1. KD4IEM

    KD4IEM Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Okay I guess you just want to argue the point. I backed up my flawed conclusion with the actual map data showing the number of "reporters" in North America over a 1 hour period to confirm my conclusion. I didn't make up the numbers. If the point here is to promote JS8 to the point of lying to everybody then so be it. Lets agree to disagree.
  2. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's obvious that the stats for FT8 are slanted in favor of 'counts'. Just sheer, raw 'counts'.

    There are a couple reasons for that, one being that a typical FT8 "contact" lasts 2 minutes maximum, whereas a JS8 contact might last 2 hours.

    JS8 is a human-interaction QSO (conversation) mode vs FT8 being machine to achine contact-only mode. The data-driven IoT (Internet Of Things) industry has an acronym for that too: "M2M".

    Apples and oranges.

    AND I've not even considered what "automating" an FT8 station can do to the stats!

    Word has it that on the order of 8,000 to 9,000 downloads of JS8call have taken place. Per capita, on a popular, useful band like 40 meters it is possible that a higher percentage of the user-base is active on JS8 than the user-base of FT8 (which has certainly has had "Its day in the sun").
  3. KD4IEM

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    I see JS8 v FT8 exactly as comparing SSB Contesting to Rag Chewing.

    It's just a fact when there is a major contest all the eligible bands are flooded with Amateurs. Without a Contest, its just a few Rag Chewer's and Nets with just a few hundred or so people on the bands daily and that's about all.

    Lets be reasonable, JS8 is a Rag Chewer's mode and it will never be as popular as FT8 which is simply a Contest Mode. :cool: But if you really think it is or ever will be, I have a lot on the Moon I would like to sell you too. :D
  4. NN2X

    NN2X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know this reports seem to be in contentious, but consider this a relative trend

    JS8 is in 2nd place...

    Mode Count
    FT8 735426
    JS8 2006
    CW 880
    JT9 322
    JT65 109
    MSK144 95
    PSK31 87
    OPERA 40
    PI4 3
    ROS 3
    RTTY 1
  5. K4SUE

    K4SUE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Re my comment about cherry picking data - CW seems to be in 2nd place
    Mode Count
    FT8 1322475
    CW 3448
    JS8 2523
    PSK31 690
    JT65 473
    JT9 108
    PSK63 81
    OPERA 72
    MSK144 70
    ROS 41
    OLIVIA 30
    PI4 29
    RTTY 26
    JT6M 19
    T10 17
    OLIVIA-4 14
    PSK 13
    SIM31 12
    JT65B 4
    FSK441 4
    MFSK 3
    THOR 2
    HELL 2
    OLIVIA-8 1
    THOR16 1
    THRB 1
    MFSK16 1
    QPSK31 1
    MT63 1
    OLIVIA-1 1
  6. N1DUN

    N1DUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    > Copy and paste the Google translation in German language

    Google translate has an API. Someone that's motivated for the recognition could integrate translation into the software so that it would truly be automatic.

    -Warren N1DUN

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