New digital mode FT4

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

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  1. NU4N

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    Where caN the FT4 mode be dowloaded??
    Thanks Dave NU4N
  2. K8SQB

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    Feeding cats. It's all a plot by cats. Less radio, more belly rubs and food and letting in and out and picking hair out of your oatmeal. Humans only think they run things, because that's what cats want them to believe. Makes them more manageable.
    KS4TD, W0PV, AI6IN and 4 others like this.
  3. KM1H

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    I dont see where an appliance operator is mode dependent.
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  4. KM1H

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    Spark requires a CW ability.
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  5. KA2K

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    My guess would be the negative comments are generally posted by those that lack the knowledge and skills to integrate their radios and digital mode applications with the PC. That's too bad because they are missing out on an interesting option for radio fun. But they would not understand the skills and nuances of these modes that actually make them fun and interesting because they have never used them. They are content to just make comments that attest to such. There is a time, place and purpose for every mode to be enjoyed by all.
    KI5AIU, K2NCC, KG5THG and 2 others like this.
  6. VA3VF

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    I wish more people would leave the mode alone, specially in North America.;)

    The segments are just too crowded. It's hard to complete a contact these days. DXing is even harder.:mad:
  7. W4HM

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    FT8 probably really has saved ham radio as far as increased on air activity.

    I'm a RTTY contesting guy and will have to check FT4 out.
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  8. N5AF

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    Yes! Part of the feline grand plan for world domination. The signs are everywhere.. These new "FT" modes are an obvious giveaway.

    FT really stands for Feline Transmission.

    The CATS started to get bold back in the early 2000's. Below is a partial transcript documenting an earlier feline incursion..

    CATS: All your base are belong to us.

    CATS: You have no chance to survive make your time.

    And you thought it was just an internet meme...The CATS know better.

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  9. VA3VF

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    CAT has 'revolutionized' amateur radio. Imagine contesting and DXing, just two examples, without CAT.:cool:
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  10. KG5JJ

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    Technological progress within the hobby is a given. There are places at the table for all modes and operators. Less than desirable propagation makes FT8 a viable alternative to phone and other modes, especially to those with modest stations.

    There is no grace arguing about what constitutes 'real radio' or 'real QSO' operating. Tolerate advances within the hobby, our future depends on it. The logical fallacy that FT8 is destroying Amateur Radio continues to be a Red Herring. Operators need only peruse the bands for FT8 activity, and deduce that the reciprocal is true. FT8 is saving Amateur Radio. It is attracting new young operators, and old alike, finally populating the bands with much needed signals; use it or lose it.

    Hearing and physically impaired operators may enjoy digital modes and for some, that's all they have. Bring on FT4.

    73 de KG5JJ
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