FT8 Idiosyncrasy F/H

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by AB8MA, Oct 2, 2019.

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  1. AB8MA

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    Has anybody ever experienced anything like this?

  2. ND6M

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    did you manually change your Tx offset from 1433 to 354, then 654?

    It looks like multi streaming (MSHV), but, that shouldn't change your Tx offset.
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  3. AB8MA

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    No, I didn't manually change my Tx frequency. That was automatic with Fox and Hound.

    My point is that WSJT-X sent "<RR73> AB8MA R-15" instead of "ZK3A AB8MA R-15".
  4. VA3VF

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    There are still some issues with F&H. Whether it's the software or operator/hardware induced, I have no idea.

    I won't say the issues are minor because they are not, if your contact was the one mangled.;)
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  5. K7GQ

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    I think you missed one of the benefits of F/H mode: the Fox station can reply to two different stations in one transmission. IOW, K9EXY received the RR73 and you received the signal report of -16.
  6. WJ4U

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    Put your program in full auto mode and don't sweat the details.
  7. AB8MA

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    So, did this cause my responding by sending a signal report to RR73 instead of ZK3A? In addition, I think QSB bit me again. According to AC4GW:
  8. K7GQ

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    No, though it does appear that you inadvertently changed the call from ZK3A to RR73 - perhaps by double-clicking on that message (?) - I can't think of any other way that RR73 became the active call. WSJT-X would not do that by itself.

    Did you ever receive a RR73 message for your call?

    Google FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide - Princeton Physics for a complete explanation of this special mode.
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  9. AB8MA

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    No I didn't. But they did log me.


    That may very well have been what happened. I cannot explain it otherwise.
  10. KP4SX

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    I had a similar thing happen last night when working A82Z. The only thing I can think of that I did differently was entering his call in the DX Call window instead of clicking on a message to load his call into the auto sequence. I dunno if that would upset things. I don't use F/H frequently enough to be intimately familiar with it although I always seem to get my man.

    Another oddity that I see in the non-f/h mode regards the signal report logging. If I get a reply from calling a guy and he dumps me mid-way and works somebody else and then comes back to me the program will log the report he gave the other guy.

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