Try 60M FT8

Discussion in 'SKED - QSO Scheduling' started by K6CRC, Aug 28, 2018.

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  1. AL4Y

    AL4Y Ham Member QRZ Page offers a lovely 60m WAS award, if you are into that kind of thing.
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  2. N6PAT

    N6PAT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    That does not look to be correct based on the list in the link below
  3. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    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 Not a "false" excuse, just outdated.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.
  4. K6CRC

    K6CRC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    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.
  5. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    "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.
  6. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    HUH???? just because you see something on the internet it doesn't make it true
  7. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe you can provide us via the internet the truth .
  8. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    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...
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  9. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    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
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  10. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ya Think?

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