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Re: FT8 Users

by N4UP » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:05 pm

Do I use FT8, yes. I also use FT4 on occasion, though I like FT8 more than FT4.

But my preferred mode is CW. If I look at my logs it is clear that I have a lot of CW and SSB contacts, and some FT8 and RTTY. So far I only do RTTY during contests.

I do not find FT8 boring. Moreover, given that I collect all sorts of things, like prefixes, suffixes, countries, counties, postal codes, etc., by band, by mode, and in some cases by band-mode, I find I can work some people ( and their associated "things" ) on FT8 who I haven't encountered on other modes.

I also have annual QSO targets by band and mode, and sometimes with FT8 it is simply easier to make contacts than on other modes. Like on 12 meters during current conditions.

Re: FT8 Users

by M0VMT » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 pm

Ha ha I have just set up ft8 and it is interesting to say the least...mouse radio :lol:

Re: FT8 Users

by G0DJA » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:02 pm

I've started using FT8 on 4 and 6M using simple loops. It's surprising to see who can hear you on what appears to be a 'dead' band by watching PSKReporter.

Re: FT8 Users

by MM0XXW » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:59 pm

I build a lot of bits and pieces, receivers etc,etc so when I'm sitting at my desk I kill 2 birds!
Soldering iron and ft8, my wife is amazed I can multitask :lol: :o

Re: FT8 Users

by G0JUR » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:55 am

I use FT8 but only in short periods! :lol: Actually after 3 or 4 contacts I get bored so go and do something else for a while then go back for another go.
spending all day would drive me round the proverbial.

Re: FT8 Users

by M0BVL » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:11 pm

I use it when there is no ssb band activity cus everyone else is lol

FT8 Users

by M0XXQ » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:32 am

General question regarding FT8 data mode - who uses it?
Please answer using the poll above and feel free to discuss below.

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