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Field Day Digital Questions

Jul 21st 2017, 10:23

N9WN

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Hello,
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....
Thanks
Marv N9WN
Jul 27th 2017, 16:52

K0BHJ

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

KC2LM

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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