Re: 10M

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>

Me too, but it’s useless unless all you want to do is chase
grids/states/pick-your-vice. I’ve done quite a bit of FT8, but always come
back to PSK.


From: [] On Behalf Of Randy True
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M

FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that
didn't even show on the waterfall.

Randy W4RTT

From: <> on behalf of Jerry N9AVY
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are
not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I
heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.

Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams. 
Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the
other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots.  Guess SSB
was always like that from my 40 years experience. 

Welcome to the "new and  improved " ham radio -   NOT !

Jerry  n9avy

From: Joseph Molon <ljl2002@...>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M


I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts. 
I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour
period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared
to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity.  Guess many flew
the coop.  I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also
at the high end of 40m.

Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.


KA1PPV  #1482

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:
Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.

I'll be at 10.140 + 1500

Randy W4RTT

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