Day 2/3 – FT8 Log

 

2020-04-01,00:04:15,2020-04-01,00:05:19,N8OZY,FM09,3.574200,FT8,+08,-19,,,
2020-04-01,00:26:46,2020-04-01,00:26:46,AC8DB,,3.574200,FT8,-19,-19,,,
2020-04-01,00:34:15,2020-04-01,00:35:57,K1BR,FN53,3.574200,FT8,+03,-11,,,
2020-04-01,00:38:15,2020-04-01,00:48:40,AC2G,FN20,3.574200,FT8,-10,-13,,,
2020-04-01,00:59:23,2020-04-01,00:59:23,KB1EFS,FN42,3.574200,FT8,-06,-10,,,
2020-04-01,03:52:00,2020-04-01,03:52:45,VA3FF,FN03,3.574350,FT8,-18,-24,,,
2020-04-01,04:02:00,2020-04-01,04:06:53,W8LLL,EN82,3.574350,FT8,+08,-17,,,
2020-04-01,21:06:00,2020-04-01,21:07:24,K3WHD,FN13,7.075250,FT8,-04,-16,,,
2020-04-01,21:44:04,2020-04-01,21:44:04,WA0IDK,EN35,7.075190,FT8,,,,,
2020-04-01,21:55:30,2020-04-01,22:02:09,KA3PMW,EM99,7.075190,FT8,-09,-12,,,
2020-04-01,22:20:45,2020-04-01,22:21:50,IW4AOT,JN54,7.075190,FT8,-11,-24,,,
2020-04-01,22:27:30,2020-04-01,22:40:03,IK2UEC,FM14,7.075190,FT8,-12,-17,,,
2020-04-01,22:42:20,2020-04-01,22:42:20,KD8BIM,FM14,7.075190,FT8,-12,-17,,,
2020-04-01,22:42:33,2020-04-01,22:42:33,IK4AOT,FM14,7.075190,FT8,-12,-17,,,
2020-04-01,22:46:30,2020-04-01,22:47:45,AC2SB,FN03,7.075190,FT8,+03,-11,,,
2020-04-01,22:54:37,2020-04-01,22:54:37,WB9DAR,EN62,7.075190,FT8,-09,-13,,,
2020-04-01,22:59:00,2020-04-01,23:00:04,K9GVT,EN41,7.075190,FT8,+01,-12,,,
2020-04-01,23:14:00,2020-04-01,23:14:40,W3FRO,EN90,7.075190,FT8,-01,-11,,,
2020-04-01,23:19:45,2020-04-01,23:21:05,EC1A,IN73,7.075190,FT8,-04,-16,,,
2020-04-01,23:31:09,2020-04-01,23:31:09,K3HSK,FN11,7.075190,FT8,+01,-13,,,
2020-04-01,23:37:30,2020-04-01,23:38:35,VA3EPM,EN82,7.075190,FT8,-06,-16,,,
2020-04-01,23:42:41,2020-04-01,23:42:41,N2NCB,FN12,7.075190,FT8,-06,-11,,,
2020-04-01,23:43:45,2020-04-01,23:44:43,K3WVU,FM19,7.075190,FT8,-05,-07,,,
2020-04-01,23:46:45,2020-04-01,23:47:50,KN4KWA,EM85,7.075190,FT8,-10,-09,,,
2020-04-01,23:49:30,2020-04-01,23:53:08,KN4VCE,FM18,7.075190,FT8,-02,-16,,,
2020-04-01,23:55:30,2020-04-02,00:02:06,KK2M,FN03,7.075190,FT8,+08,-11,,,
2020-04-02,00:04:30,2020-04-02,00:05:09,VE3JI,FN03,7.075190,FT8,+06,-08,,,
2020-04-02,00:06:45,2020-04-02,00:07:11,KY0R,DM78,7.075190,FT8,-13,-08,,,
2020-04-02,00:10:45,2020-04-02,00:11:33,N7QLK,FM18,7.075190,FT8,-09,-13,,,
2020-04-02,00:14:30,2020-04-02,00:15:04,N8NVI,EN91,7.075190,FT8,+03,-07,,,
2020-04-02,00:27:45,2020-04-02,00:29:56,N2BTX,FN02,7.075190,FT8,+01,-07,,,
2020-04-02,00:31:15,2020-04-02,00:56:14,KB8ECG,EN81,7.075190,FT8,-14,-09,,,
2020-04-02,01:00:00,2020-04-02,01:09:55,WD9INA,EN44,7.075190,FT8,+03,-14,,,
2020-04-02,01:19:45,2020-04-02,01:26:04,K2OI,FN13,7.075190,FT8,-15,-07,,,
2020-04-02,01:28:45,2020-04-02,01:32:43,KE8NQL,EN91,7.075190,FT8,-07,-22,,,
2020-04-02,01:53:45,2020-04-02,02:25:07,N9BC,EN54,7.075500,FT8,-07,+03,,,
2020-04-02,18:17:15,2020-04-02,18:19:02,VA3SQ,FN02,7.075190,FT8,-13,-02,,,
2020-04-02,18:29:38,2020-04-02,18:29:38,K1BZ,FM19,7.075190,FT8,-21,-06,,,
2020-04-02,18:31:00,2020-04-02,18:41:08,KY4E,EM93,7.075190,FT8,-16,+14,,,
2020-04-02,18:57:45,2020-04-02,19:01:46,WA3OGQ,FM09,7.075190,FT8,+01,-06,,,
2020-04-02,19:05:15,2020-04-02,19:10:05,N3IJA,FM19,7.075190,FT8,+00,-18,,,
2020-04-02,19:30:45,2020-04-02,19:32:55,K3HPA,FN00,7.075190,FT8,-05,-11,,,
2020-04-02,19:43:15,2020-04-02,19:46:30,WB2VLM,FN10,7.075190,FT8,-13,-10,,,
2020-04-02,19:47:15,2020-04-02,19:52:18,N3UC,FM18,7.075190,FT8,+00,-02,,,
2020-04-02,19:53:45,2020-04-02,19:58:35,KY4E,EM93,7.075190,FT8,-12,-13,,,
2020-04-02,20:10:15,2020-04-02,20:17:03,KE4QNU,FM17,7.075190,FT8,-03,-04,,,
2020-04-02,20:20:15,2020-04-02,20:24:32,WA4DFE,FM07,7.075190,FT8,-05,-10,,,
2020-04-02,20:47:15,2020-04-02,20:50:34,KA9BOD,EN52,7.075190,FT8,-17,-10,,,
2020-04-02,21:37:00,2020-04-02,21:38:37,ww8o,EN82,7.075190,FT8,-17,-05,,,
2020-04-02,21:38:45,2020-04-02,21:39:42,AC8TO,EN82,7.075190,FT8,-17,-04,,,
2020-04-02,21:40:30,2020-04-02,21:41:02,IK2GPQ,JN45,7.075190,FT8,-16,-04,,,
2020-04-03,01:01:15,2020-04-03,01:03:40,AA3LX,FN00,7.075190,FT8,+03,-06,,,
2020-04-03,01:21:45,2020-04-03,01:30:23,K3STL,FN00,7.075190,FT8,+01,-04,,,
2020-04-03,01:45:05,2020-04-03,01:45:05,AK8A,EN62,7.075190,FT8,+07,+00,,,
2020-04-03,02:07:00,2020-04-03,02:07:50,AC8DB,EN82,7.075190,FT8,-01,-14,,,
2020-04-03,02:17:45,2020-04-03,02:20:13,NQ9R,EN52,7.075190,FT8,-11,-11,,,
2020-04-03,02:22:15,2020-04-03,02:24:48,KC4EZN,EM85,7.075190,FT8,-16,-16,,,
2020-04-03,02:29:00,2020-04-03,02:29:58,EC5JC,JM08,7.075190,FT8,-15,-16,,,
2020-04-03,03:22:30,2020-04-03,03:23:08,N0SKS,EN37,3.574190,FT8,-09,-10,,,
2020-04-03,03:25:15,2020-04-03,03:27:05,W8LLL,EN82,3.574190,FT8,-13,-12,,,
2020-04-03,03:28:45,2020-04-03,03:29:15,AK1P,FN42,3.574190,FT8,-11,-12,,,
2020-04-03,03:32:15,2020-04-03,03:34:42,KI8N,EN80,3.574190,FT8,+02,-11,,,
2020-04-03,18:01:45,2020-04-03,18:07:02,ND4H,EN90,7.075190,FT8,-06,-09,,,
2020-04-03,18:09:45,2020-04-03,18:11:47,KE8YP,EM99,7.075190,FT8,+06,-15,,,

FT8 – It’s Great

I finally got around to trying FT8 after getting some encouragement from my friend, Randy N0TG.

FT8 seemed natural for me, as I enjoy RTTY a lot and using my computer to point and click my way through QSOs is actually something I enjoy.

I had a Tigertronics Signalink that sat unused in it’s box for a few years.  I used that with my Alinco SR8T.  It’s not an ideal set up as the Alinco does not have a data port, instead I have to rely on using a patch cable via the microphone jack.  What does this mean?  I’ll need to plug and unplug the FT8 gear and that I don’t have computer-radio synchronization.  Either way – these things are not essential and I pressed on and downloaded the WSJT-X software I needed to drive the Signalink. Net net everything was pretty easy to set up.  There are some good videos on YouTube to help you get started.

Using Remote Desktop I can easily access my ham shack anywhere and FT8 is an easy mode to utilize in this set up.  It was a nice addition to my setup as I don’t always want to be down in the basement ham shack.

Day 1 QSOs.  Thanks to everyone that made it happen today:

2020-03-31,17:37:15,2020-03-31,17:38:53,K9DLI,EN42,14.074918,FT8,-09,-22,,,
2020-03-31,17:51:00,2020-03-31,17:52:19,K9QVB,EN62,14.075008,FT8,+05,+01,,,
2020-03-31,18:01:30,2020-03-31,18:02:23,W1KE,EL09,14.074757,FT8,-12,-16,,,
2020-03-31,18:08:30,2020-03-31,18:09:54,WB9VRQ,EN51,14.074757,FT8,-21,-16,,,
2020-03-31,19:49:45,2020-03-31,19:51:13,KD4AYU,EM86,14.075216,FT8,-15,-03,,,
2020-03-31,20:01:15,2020-03-31,20:02:08,KO4O,EM64,14.075244,FT8,-10,-15,,,
2020-03-31,20:06:15,2020-03-31,20:14:22,WZ4M,EM95,14.075244,FT8,-19,-10,,,
2020-03-31,20:16:15,2020-03-31,20:31:55,K6RAH,EM12,14.075244,FT8,-10,-15,,,
2020-03-31,22:01:30,2020-03-31,22:02:59,K3WVU,FM19,7.075154,FT8,-05,-20,,,
2020-03-31,22:50:00,2020-03-31,22:51:54,WB8BIL,EN66,7.074950,FT8,-07,-07,,,
2020-03-31,23:13:15,2020-03-31,23:14:08,AA3KC,FM09,3.573950,FT8,+00,-16,,,
2020-03-31,23:16:00,2020-03-31,23:22:48,KD2SPU,FN30,3.573950,FT8,-14,-09,,,
2020-03-31,23:29:15,2020-03-31,23:30:21,KM4KLB,FM18,3.574200,FT8,-10,-08,,,
2020-03-31,23:31:45,2020-03-31,23:44:59,AD2TM,FN22,3.574200,FT8,+07,-10,,,