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Field Day Digital Questions

Jul 21st 2017, 10:23


Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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We don't seem to get many PSK31 contacts, (30 this year) I was wondering if we should be using a different mode ? I know there is some RTTY activity, or a different PSK mode?

I am curious how well other groups did with the digital modes in the 2017 Field Day operations.

Any comments or advice will be greatly appreciated....
Marv N9WN
Jul 27th 2017, 16:52


Joined: Sep 26th 2016, 14:59
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We had a guy doing PSK-31, he got well over 100 contacts. It works quite well.
I did JT65 for a couple hours, it was tilting at windmills. I made a few contacts, but they didn't count. The problem is that there's no protocol for getting the state and category, and it's impossible to explain what you want 16 characters at a time.
Nov 8th 2017, 17:35


Joined: Jan 24th 2014, 17:35
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PSK-31 worked well for me last few FDs.I assume FT8 will be popular next year. If you reset the GRID location to reflex the class and section, it should be a work around the limited character issue.

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