FT8 and QRM

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KP4SX, Jan 7, 2018.

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  1. KP4SX

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    I never thought that FT8 could cut thru something like what is shown here. Two strong signals only a few Hertz apart basically in sync time wise.

  2. KJ4VTH

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    Pretty amazing. Narrow-minded QSOs can be a good thing. :)
  3. W6UV

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    Someone was transmitting the audio of a commercial radio station on 14.074 USB last week. It was S9 at my station, yet wsjt-x had no trouble decoding all of the FT8 stations underneath the audio.
  4. N9AMI

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    I mess with lots of FT8, and its getting very bad. Lots of stations never check if there little spot is free and just transmit. Just tonight I logged 5 stations that QRMed me because in my opinion they just don't care. Clearly you can tell some are running much higher power. But that I really don't care about. Its the fact they people are just clicking and hitting go. Furthermore other instances are, operator calling cq a station responds, you end the contact and the station starts calling CQ on the same slot you are calling on and have been calling on for an hour. And I agree with lots of folks FT8 is very impersonal. Its a fun mode but my thermostat is going to hit its max with all these so called operators.
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  5. AB8MA

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    FT8 needs the equivalent of "QRL?", and just "?". Between CW and FT8, one is my favorite and the other is my preferred.
  6. N1NA

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    Back on the air, after over a 35 year hiatus, after a dissolved marriage. Now getting back on and have the radio and the computers to do Digital.
    I used to be a CW lover (And still am).
    Digital intrigues me, obviously, many digital modes are less personal, but I have never been a "rag chew" kinda guy. I did RTTY, back in the day, with a ASR 28, teletype and a 60 mil current loop converter to TTL. That thing was a beast, heavy, noisy and SLOW.
    Now reading the ARRL "Get on the air with HF Digital" book.
    Rig is a Yaseu FTDX-3000, and the most important part, the new improved XYL of 30 years, who is just got her license and studying for the general.
    I would really appreciate suggestions on Software and Mode preferences. IE: HRD for example???
    Thanks ladies and gents,
    73 Chuck, N1NA
  7. KP4SX

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    The waterfall tells you that :rolleyes:
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  8. AB8MA

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    From what I experience, quite a few don't look. :rolleyes:
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  9. W4NNF

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    Poor lids. They try it all the time and nobody is bothered. :)
  10. W4NNF

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    HRD is fine if you want to try PSK31. Unfortunately, there isn't much activity on that (nice) mode these days. All the action is on FT8, so get a copy of the (free) WSJT-X and have at it. You'll want a logging program of some kind as well. HRD works great with WSJT-X and JTAlert (a little program you'll want to use with WSJY-X), but there are other very good loggers like N3FJP. :)

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