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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by NN2X, Aug 12, 2018.

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  1. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not currently.
     
  2. NN2X

    NN2X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, that would be great to have JTAlert! Also, to get QRZ to upload to log FT8CALL, i have corresponded with CEO, she indicated to work with www,adif.org

    Having said that, this is awesome program, this is like obtaining a Dodge Viper for free, and asking if it has XM radio!

    Cheers
     
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  3. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hope When ever I down load it,there is no viruses with it like there was with FT8. also I am in Vermont and on some computers when I send /VT it says I'm in INDIA . Is this going to be a freebie? or for a price? I would pay for it IF when you down load it that nasty viruses don't tag along. With WSJT-X FT8..I don't use an interface only for transmitting ( MFJ 1275 ) and decode the tones acoustically. Doing this way I have no trouble. Please keep us informed when the release date is. thank you. de ka1bsz/m
     
  4. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is free software. Free as in beer and free as in speech.

    The application has been vaccinated and is up-to-date on all of its shots.

    Most likely user error, unfortunately. VT is in the range of callsigns assigned to India. Adding that to your callsign is you saying you're operating from India. It's probably better to just tx "KA1BSZ VT USA" or something similar.
     
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I wonder how long it will be until the various logging organizations (QRZ, LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog, etc.) adopt this as an official mode? How long does that typically take I wonder?

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  6. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    A bit of time, but not an eternity. We have to petition ADIF.org to have it included in the ADIF Tables. Most of those logging orgs use those tables as the source of truth for their logs.

    In the meantime, logging as FT8 w/ FT8CALL as a sub-mode, or as DATA should work fine.
     
  7. N2LEE

    N2LEE XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I plan on installing FT8Call to give it a try, but regardless I applaud Jordan's creativity. Taking a technology and having a vision of how else it can be applied it where innovation comes from.
     
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  8. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks. I'm just standing on the shoulders of giants...the take off angle is better up here :)
     
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  9. NO2Y

    NO2Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why couldn't you pick frequencies not in use? Why do you have to muscle other modes out of their normal frequencies? It's not like there isn't plenty of space to chose from

    1.838 3.580 and 24.920 are all PSK31. 14.080 and 21.080 are RTTY. 18.104 is JT9.

    We don't need yet another mode screwing with the ones before. Those are common frequencies where everyone knows to look for those modes
     
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  10. VE3CGA

    VE3CGA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I tried it last night. Pretty cool, nice work.
    Was easy as wsjt-x to configure.
    gotta read the manual, when I logged it didnt have send & rcve signal reports. But I did chat with a couple others, must have missed something
    need to get my 4 finger typing skills back as well

    thanks, Bob
     

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