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co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, has announced that major changes are
coming to the FT8 and MSK144 digital protocols when WSJT-X version 2.0
arrives in a few months. Taylor said version 2.0 should be ready for
prime time by January.
There is now another digital repeater available in the Fargo-Moorhead
metro area: the
KD0IOE DMR/YSF repeater at 444.625+ CC1. This
repeater is an
based system that currently has
enabled, with both timeslots available. It is located at my West Fargo
home, linked to the Internet and available for public use.
FT8 is a new mode included in WSJT-X versions 1.8 and later.
This weak signal mode is intended—and optimised—for making efficient
barebones contacts; a definite plus during this time of poor
propagation. Although FT8 does not support rag-chewing or contesting
exchanges it is, none the less, well worth trying out in the Amateur Radio
spirit of learning and experimentation.
The slides from my presentation after the adjournment of the April 17,
2018, RRRA Business Meeting
are available for download from the Training and Education
| Presentations folder on the
RRRA File Sharing server.