Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by N7XCZ, Jun 28, 2018.
So far that has been what the KH7Z DX expedition has been!!! did anyone look at their Band Plan
It would really be nice if the folks would download the latest version of WSJT-X and read the Online User Guide before transmitting.
I created a separate configuration with their published frequencies and set to 'Hound' mode so I could quickly switch back and forth.
The frustrating part is people blindly calling KH7Z when the DXpedition is NOT calling CQ - I don't understand that.
... and the BOZO calling them (blind) one Kc up.
Yea the FT8 is a mess so was the CW portion a lot of people on their calling frequency 20 meter side band was not bad, I'm going to be on staycation for 5 days plenty of time to work em
and figure out this FT8 Dx expedition format I do not have CAT so I am hoping to figure out a work around if there is one.
I can’t use CAT control; can I still work the Fox? With some extra effort and inconvenience, yes. Select your initial Tx frequency somewhere in the range 1000 – 4000 Hz where you know you can transmit. When Fox sends you a signal report, immediately change your audio Tx frequency to something below in the range 300 – 900 Hz, and send your Tx3 message there.
Further Reading revealed this there is Hope
Don't do that,........................ just enable the "FAKE IT" mode.
If you TX in the 300 - 900 Hz area, you will NOT be acknowledged... and you will make a lot of enemies too
as ND6M said this is ALL automatic! Read the DXp mode manual!!! Set FAKE, set HOUND ... and it's all taken care of. Just select a frequency above 1000Hz and if the FOX calls you the program will automatically change frequency and coordinate the contact. Simple as it can be.
I worked Baker Island on 30m FT8 using the hound mode with no issues. Reading the instructions and you can do the same.
Yeah, I also worked them on 30, just after local sunrise, was still on my first cup of coffee