Discussion in 'SKED - QSO Scheduling' started by K6CRC, Aug 28, 2018.
60metersonline.com offers a lovely 60m WAS award, if you are into that kind of thing.
That does not look to be correct based on the list in the link below
There's only about 120 on that list, and many of them became active two years ago. (2016-2017). Not a "false" excuse, just outdated.
ARRL has a history of suppression of achievements on 60m.
You need to set up WSJT-X software on your computer. Good instructions on the site. For 60m, you need to add the operation frequency into the list. Go to File->Preferences->Frequencies.. Right click (control click if MacOS) on the 'Working Frequencies area, click on 'Insert' . Add 'All' FT8' then '5.357.000'
The band will now show up on the mains screen, pull-down for Bands.
"March 2012 with the new modes added to USB, the established frequencies for CW/digital on the 5 60m channels are Ch 5 = 5405, Ch 4 = 5373, Ch 3 = 5358.5, Ch 2 = 5348 and Ch 1=5332 KC. The corresponding channel USB frequencies are 1.5 KC LOWER than CW and are 5403.5, 5371.5, 5357, 5346.5 and 5330.5 KC. CW is NOT allowed on the USB frequencies and USB NOT allowed on the CW frequency. These are FCC regulations.
HUH???? just because you see something on the internet it doesn't make it true
Maybe you can provide us via the internet the truth .
FT8 uses SSB. The rules state there should only be one signal centered at 5358.5 - a radio set to dial frequency of 5357 on SSB and a waterfall location of 1500hz (1480 to truly center FT8) is exactly that. You could also use a dial 5358 and a waterfall location of 500hz.
You'd think an Extra could figure this stuff out...
Of course, everyone seems to use the full 3khz and far more than ONE transmitions on the frequency at a time so maybe not...
The FCC continues to require that all digital transmissions be centered on the channel-center frequencies, which the Report and Order defines as being 1.5 kHz above the suppressed carrier frequency of a transceiver operated in the Upper Sideband (USB) mode. This is typically the frequency shown on the frequency display.
Channel USB Suppressed Carrier (kHz) Center (kHz)
1 5330.5 5332.0
2 5346.5 5348.0
3 5357.0 5358.5
4 5371.5 5373.0
5 5403.5 5405.0