Goodbye FT8, Hello Olivia, The MAGIC Digital Mode For HF!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KJ4YZI, Oct 23, 2017.

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  1. N1ZTY

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    How do you guys find Olivia on the bands? I have tried looking in various spots mentioned here:
    But so far not finding anything. Is it mostly just for Sked's ?
  2. AF4RK

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    And this is replacing FT8? The most popular new mode in history. I don't think so. Click bait.
  3. N6VL

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    Sorry but Olivia was NOT around in the 90's. It was developed in 2003.
  4. K2NCC

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    I use PSKReporter. Select "anyone" and the mode you're hunting. Perhaps the hours over what time window you want. Then select the icons to see what people are using.

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  5. K6SDW

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    I've looked everywhere and nothing, not a single Olivia signal, but lot's of FT8
  6. EA5IYL

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    I'm going to give both FT8 and Olivia a try when I get the hardware. And perhaps the other modes. FT8 seems made for trophies and contests. I am a total newbie and have only been working HF for about a week and all of my SSB QSOs in 20m have been much like FT8 QSOs!
  7. K3XR

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    Did not go back and read all the posts and may have already responded to this thread. I like Olivia and make an effort to work it from time to time. I DO NOT like all the different formats and trying to determine who is using a given format. Are all of those formats necessary? Lately been spending a fair amount of time on PSK-31 (also SSTV).

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