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 Groupware Server.