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Field Day FT8?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W8LPN, May 16, 2018.

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  1. KM4SII

    KM4SII Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll say what I said on another site when this question was brought up: Personally I don’t see FT8 working for field day. Field Day is just a domestic event. Imagine Europe and other areas trying to make QSOs in the midst of all of the FD exchanges. It would most certainly cause a big mess and confusion.

    And of course, there are no special field day settings/macros released for FT8, so it would end up being a big free-for-all with very low QSO rates, and mass confusion.

    But of course that's just my .02 ;)
     
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  2. KM4SII

    KM4SII Ham Member QRZ Page

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  3. W8LPN

    W8LPN Ham Member QRZ Page

    True, but i prefer spark gap lol
     
  4. W8LPN

    W8LPN Ham Member QRZ Page


    I am not new to FD, but a new club. I have not done digital for field day in the past. Just trying to see if it would be worth trying a digital mode. Honestly PSK, or RTTY would be fine as well. I just kinda threw out FT8 since it is new and figured maybe others were going to try it also.
     
  5. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    RTTY has been okay in the past. It did okay last year. Not many ops on RTTY, though. :oops:
     
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  6. W8LPN

    W8LPN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do agree that Q rates maybe a little low for FT8 especially if caught in a neverending RRR, RRR, RRR, bounce back.
     
  7. W8LPN

    W8LPN Ham Member QRZ Page

    And most of the people in this club are newer hams, that have not done FD before.
     
  8. KD8TUT

    KD8TUT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Considering that the main bands like 20 and 40 get too crowded to work effectively on non-contest weekends- well I could only imagine what it will look like on FD.

    I truly enjoy FT8. But it's not a contest mode.
     
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  9. W5TTW

    W5TTW Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Me too. Where else do you know your'e getting a REAL report? ;)
     
  10. KD8TUT

    KD8TUT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    This........ is true.
     

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