• [VK2KFJ] WSJT-X FT8 update

    From VK2KFJ via rec.radio.amateur.modera@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 19 19:27:38 2022
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    VK2KFJ Blog

    WSJT-X FT8 update

    Posted: 19 Feb 2022 02:54 AM PST https://vk2kfj.blogspot.com/2022/02/wsjt-x-ft8-update.html

    I ran this WSJT-X on my Linux Mint laptop on 50.313 in FT8 mode for a few days, amazed at what it decoded, from here in Sydney (VK2) decoding
    stations VK1,2,3,4,5,6,7, plus ZL1,2 this is not using a 5 or 6 element
    6metre yagi, no, this is from using my 40m HF dipole, through the Icom 756 Pro2's antenna tuner, with s5 noise level, the FT8 does the trick of
    pulling signals out of the noise. Even a SWL can throw a bit of wire out
    in the backyard and decode these signals.
    It's not hard to think what you can get with a couple phased arrays up a
    mast, in a low noise environment. No reason not to get the America's or
    Europe with proper 6metre setup. Great fun, I can't wait to go out in the country and try it from a low noise floor environment. It's too damned
    noisy in the city suburbs with all these damned houses with solar panels
    with noisy inverters running all day. Tired of listening to high noise
    level on HF and 50 Mhz, thanks to fxxxing Greenies and their fxxxing solar panels polluting the RF spectrum.

    WIA VHF/UHF/SHF Field Day Contests for 2022

    Posted: 19 Feb 2022 02:05 AM PST https://vk2kfj.blogspot.com/2022/02/wia-vhfuhfshf-field-day-contests-for.html

    as mentioned earlier this year, the Summer VHF/UHF/SHF Field Day Contest
    has come and gone already
    These are the remaining two WIA VHF/UHF/SHF Field Day Contests for 2022.
    Winter 2022 - 0200 UTC Saturday 25 through 0159 UTC Sunday 26 June (0400
    / 0359 in VK6). Spring 2022 - 0100 UTC Saturday 26 through 0059 UTC
    Sunday 27 November (0400 / 0359 in VK6).
    The Wireless Institute of Australia (wia.org.au)

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