FT8Call – Whats the use?

FT8Call – Whats the use?

Some rambling thoughts on FT8Call Since Jordan released the FT8Call application to the world of amateur radio its stirred up a lot of debate, and a lot of hate for some reason, about it and it’s use. The terms “Rag-Chew” and...
FT8Call demonstration

FT8Call demonstration

I was hoping to have something to share with you all about the British Inland Waterways on the Air weekend, but nothing happened. Band conditions were terrible. I had one QSO and that was with FT8Call on 40m. One.  This at least proved how well FT8Call works, that I...
British Inland Waterways on the Air

British Inland Waterways on the Air

DCIM\100GOPRO\G0101949.JPG This weekend I will be taking part in the British Inland Waterways on the Air, the description of the event from the website: The event is open to all Amateurs who are boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, rivers,...
Kenwood TH-D74

Kenwood TH-D74

This week I’ve added a hand held to my communications tool box. You may have read my posts on APRS over HF, well this radio includes a Bluetooth TNC for APRS over VHF which you can use directely from the radio or connected to a tablet running APRS droid, or connected...
FT8Call

FT8Call

What is FT8Call? FT8Call is a derivative of FT8 the digital mode that took over the HAM Radio bands last year due to its ability to be heard over very long distances even when there is poor propagation. I enjoyed FT8 to begin with but I soon found it to be a bit...