FT8 Screen - FT8 Dxpedition Mode

FT8 DXpedition mode

You have probably heard something about recent efforts to develop a special “FT8 DXpedition Mode” in WSJT-X. This message aims to bring you up-to-date on our  progress, and generally to make our plans more widely known.

Source: FT8 – DX Pedition mode

It looks like some of the major DXpeditions are beginning to embrace FT8. This will certainly create a need to handle “pileups” in FT8 mode and to make it possible to make many contacts in the shortest period of time possible. It appears that Joe Taylor, K1JT is working on an update to WSJT-X to create a variation of FT8 tailored for DXpedition use. Also, we will also need to update our copies of WXJT-X to take advantage of the new FT8 DXpedition mode. The link above is an article by Joe which gives more information about his new FT8 DXpedition mode and the software which will support it.

Fred, AB1OC

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  1. What’s interesting about the FT8 DXpedition mode is that it will be technically possible to make up to 600 QSOs per hour! Can you imagine how this might reduce the costs and time involved with pulling off a DXpedition. Also since FT8 mode is about 25 dB more effective than CW, more portable and more use of batteries might be possible. This mode will be available in WSJT-X version 1.9.

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