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New Digital Mode – FT8

Made my first contact Joe Taylor’s new digital mode, FT8. QSO with SM5EPO (Sweden) on 20M. Looks like this mode will be a hit. Much faster that either JT65 or JT9. Good amount of activity even with poor propagation. I was using Joe’s newest software version; WSJT-X ver 1.8.0-rc1  Works well with my Flex 6500.

QSL card from 3A/DF8DX

QSL card from 3A/DF8DX

Nice to receive a card from Bodo, 3A/DF8DX for his trip to Monaco. I was one of only 88 NA stations he worked on his trip in February. This is my last European DXCC country.

Good Week for my 80M DX

Good Week for my 80M DX

This was a good week for my 80M DX. I was able to work 5U5R (Niger) and TU7C (Cote d’Ivoire) on 80M CW. I also got TU7C on 80M PSK63 for a new digital country, though this was a busted call with WB5NH vs WB5NHL. I’m looking forward to these 2 QSLs. Currently, I’m waiting […]

3A – Monaco

Worked Bodo, DF8DX portable in Monaco as 3A/DF8DX last night on 40M CW. Bodo confirms I’m in his log!!!  This ATNO #299. Update:  I received Bodo’s LOTW confirmation on Feb 11!!!