Re: ARRL Grid 2018

B C <k9wis@...>

Its sort of like going to the bar just to see how many different kinds of beer you can drink and not taking the time to talk to any body...hi hi...I prefer to sit and chew the rag with old and new friends. ( preferably on a home built radio)
Brian K9WIS

---- Mike Besemer <> wrote:

Same here, but it ain’t the ham radio I grew up with and love.


From: [] On Behalf Of brian
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I’m working 17M all morning
So far have 15 new states on this mode
37 new grids on FT8
10 new countries

FT8 great way to work dx on low power

         de N2MLP Brian
       Monroe County PA


From: [] On Behalf Of Ray Clements
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018

I have always used PSK maps to track band/mode activity.

Currently (4:46 UTC), they are showing 70 PSK31 signals being heard by
monitoring stations on all bands in the past 15 minutes, with almost half of
those signals on 20 meters. There is some DX traffic between the US and
Canada and various parts of Europe. so that is promising.

However, in contrast, there are 2437 signals using FT8 in that same 15 min
period involving stations in North America, South America, the Carribean,
Europe, Asia (including Japan), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Although the largest number of signals are on 20 meters, there are some on
every band from 160 meters up to 6 meters

I have not tried FT8, but I have got to admit that with poor band conditions
during weak solar cycles, modes like FT8 and JT9/JT65 might be the best
option for making contacts, especially if you are looking for DX. As a
proponent of PSK, and PSK31 in particular, that is not an easy admission for
me to make.


------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:09 AM CST, 12/22/2017
From: "Mike Besemer" <>
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
LOTW has accepted FT8 since August.
From: [] On Behalf Of David Yockey
via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [070Club] ARRL Grid 2018
It is supposed to work automatically through LOTW which should work with all
modes except FT8 which is not yet integrated into LOTW.
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On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Jerry N9AVY
<> wrote:
Just wondering if this year long thing will have any effect on PSK31 on will
most of this "ARRL easter egg hunt" be on FT-8 and other modes ??? 
If any new grids show up on PSK, I'll be there, hopefully. 
Jerry  n9avy

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