New digital mode FT4

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Apr 23, 2019.

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  1. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh I see you don't have the sarcasm font installed on your computer. Hard to recognize that font without it.
  2. KC1DR

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    Can we please get back to that argument about "appliance operators" vs cw?
  3. KO6WB

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    Let's not
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  4. VA3VF

    VA3VF Ham Member QRZ Page

    After 5 pages, did anybody read the FT4 document?:D
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  5. N9GUE

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  6. K8XG

    K8XG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Quote from PDF "Early release candidates of WSJT-X 2.1.0 enabled us to explore the advisability of making FT4 an asynchronous mode with no fixed start times for T/R intervals. These tests served to highlight the significant advantages of using time-synchronized sequences. Fixed sequence lengths with prescribed start times ensure that a much larger fraction of received signals are decodable, especially in contest-like operating conditions where a given station may transmit roughly half the time. In terms normally used for communications engineering, synchronization increases channel capacity."
  7. NN2X

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    I use many modes, including, CW, SSB, and Digital modes.

    I read some of the negativity on FT4. There seems to be no appreciation for the time an effort, in which Joe Taylor had to put in to create the new digital mode (FT4) / And it is for free!0

    Back in the day, we had HeathKit to built our Ham equipment. Today most of the growth and advancement is in software, (SDR, and these new digital modes)

    Embrace, enjoy and appreciate these folks who create the new advancements! For those who see it as a negative, create something else that the Ham community can use.

    See you on the bands, on any modes!


    NN2X, Tom
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  8. VA3VF

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    And the Heathkits were not free, the software is.

    A clear case of 'no good deed goes unpunished'. Hams are killing hamradio.:D
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  9. N6KZB

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    Man the tool box is heavy as it is.....................................
  10. VA3VF

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    The mode that'll break the ham's back.;)

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