CQ or Pounce: An FT8 Experiment!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KD9LFZ, Jul 28, 2020.

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  1. KJ5T

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    As someone who does a lot of FT8 with compromise antennas I have often wondered what truly works best. Like you I find that I get about the same results either way, there are certainly those who do come back to me when I am calling CQ but then are never able to get my exchange and then there are those times when I am hunting and pouncing and no one can hear me. I did enjoy the video, I was not aware of GridTracker and just downloaded, I too like the sound it makes, sort of like the sounds they have on slot machines that make people want to gamble more.

    Is FT8 contesting going to be a new Twitch streaming event? Seriously though, it is the chase that I think is going to attract more youth, such as the grid chase and the POTA activities. I will certainly be watching for you and your dad on the waterfall. If you like the competitive side and making a lot of contacts, look into RTTY contesting (https://www.rttycontesting.com/). Also the WW Digi contest is the end of August, a fun weekend event where you would be sure to make tons of contacts around the globe on FT8/FT4. https://ww-digi.com/.
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  2. AE7XG

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    This was fun to watch. I just might try FT8. I've been A ham since 1978 and stayed away from digital. If it looks fun it's worth A try. Just sayin... Dave
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  3. PA0MHS

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    It's not FB or Youtube that mirror the video, it's the phone being used to shoot the video in selfie-mode, using the front camera of the phone.
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  4. PA0MHS

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    Leah, your enthousiasm and spirit is very inspiring, if not addictive! Keep up the good work and hopefully other youngsters will realize there's more to life than (a-)social media!
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  5. KD9LFZ

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    I have not done that much with digital modes, I was actually wondering the same thing.:)
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  6. KD9LFZ

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    I never thought of twitch streaming contesting, but that is actually a really great idea. Maybe sometime in the future I will make that a thing! I will definitely look into rtty contesting and WW Digi contest! Thanks for the support.
  7. M6ENP

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  8. WM4RT

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    Great video. If you camera has mirror selection. You need to select that next time. You Tee shirt writing was backward to to the viewers. Keep up the good videos.
    Rodney - WM4RT
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  9. YO7CKQ

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    Very nice! Congrats
    73 Sorin
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