JS8CALL (FT8CALL on Steroids) 20wpm - 24 db / Jordan KN4CRD does it again!

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  1. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ha. Already bragging about my QRPp contacts ;)

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  2. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just sent this to my group. Cross-posting here if you're interested:

    Howdy folks!

    On October 19-21, there is a Jamboree-on-the-air event happening (JOTA) and it looks many of the stations will be operating JS8. To help drum up some activity, and inspire future ham radio operators, we'll be running the first JS8 QSO Party.

    The JS8 QSO Party is not a contest, but a chance to get on the air with JS8 and make some contacts. Whether you like a quick exchange or a long rag-chew, this event is for you. We have a lot of great, patient operators in the group, so the environment should be very welcoming!

    The event will last from Friday evening October 19, and run through Sunday evening October 21:

    Friday, October 19th, 2018 9:00pm to
    Monday, October 22nd, 2018 11:00pm
    (GMT+00:00) UTC


    The event is not a contest, so all amateur bands are open for use. Now might be the time to break out your 30m delta loop or 160m downspout or 10m bed springs!

    If you want an "exchange" to send to each other...talk about the antenna you're using and how much power. Or, maybe try dialing back the power and go QRP. Or send a weather report. Or talk about your children/grandchildren/pets/car/etc. Or talk about your favorite knot you learned when you were a scout. That's the freedom we have here with JS8. Talk about anything you want!

    I hope to see some of y'all on the air. Let me know if I can help in the meantime!

    Cheers!

    Best,
    Jordan / KN4CRD
     
  3. NN2X

    NN2X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I will be there! (On 20th, I am in Israel on the 19th!)

    Cheers
     
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  4. W9MB

    W9MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Such an original idea.....

    And rabid fanboyz
     
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  5. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Only the most original idea of all time I've ever claimed to have! :)

    See you on the air!

    Best,
    Jordan / KN4CRD
     
  6. WX2H

    WX2H XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Make it run on XP and I may give it a try. For now, FT8 doing quite well using JTAlertx for messaging thank you. Also. with the JTAlertx there is much less traffic over the air for actual messaging. The JT8 software ties up airtime which is already at a premium when the bands are busy. I am hoping the original software for FT8 gets upgraded for messaging without all the additional effort of JT8call installation.
     
  7. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Many operators have it running on Windows XP without problem. You can thank Microsoft for backward compatibility.

    Based on what Joe Taylor has told me, it is highly unlikely there will ever be long-form messaging in WSJT-X.
     
  8. K4SUE

    K4SUE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Like watching paint dry. On a positive note, the uninstall went smoothly.
     
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  9. KN4CRD

    KN4CRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm glad the uninstall worked well for you. I spent a lot of time on that. Clean as a whistle. Cheers!

    Best,
    Jordan / KN4CRD
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
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  10. W5LMM

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    LOL!! Windows 10 is garbage.
     
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