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FT8

Jul 24th, 15:18

AG5P

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Is digital mode FT8 going to be included in the modes list for LOTW or is it on hold to see its popularity and longevity?
Jul 26th, 19:02

KJ6BQM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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It's a choice on the QRZ dropbox. They were hammering away with it on 20 meters this morning. and I logged 2 qso's.
Jul 29th, 19:04

AK9B

Joined: Oct 6th 2012, 19:20
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I Just started FT8 Mode today and worked over 35 contacts. It would sure be nice to Log them into LOTW
Jul 29th, 22:06

KD8WBZ

Joined: Dec 18th 2013, 13:34
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I've logged 90+ QSO's on other web sites from 6 to 80 meters. I'm hoping with the popularity of the new mode that it would be included soon. Great seeing a lot of you on the waterfall.
Aug 9th, 09:21

KI5EE

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Has a date been set as to when FT8 will be accepted in LoTW?
Aug 13th, 13:37

WU2T

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I have logged almost 200 FT8 contacts and would like to be able to get credit for them through LOTW. Any idea when it will be included?
Aug 13th, 13:41

WU2T

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I have logged almost 200 FT8 contacts and would like to be able to get credit for them through LOTW. Any idea when it will be included?
Aug 13th, 21:11

AA6E

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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**ADDED** Latest update of TQSL and LoTW support FT8 without any fuss. Disregard following.


Easy workaround:

Run TQSL
Select File > Display or Modify Prefences...
Select ADIF Modes tab
Add... ADIF Mode = FT8
Resulting TQSL mode: DATA
OK
OK
Exit TQSL

Now, when you run TQSL, ADIF file's FT8 QSOs will be mapped into DATA QSOs for LoTW. ARRL awards category DATA is the same as JT65 and other digital modes. It would be nice to record your Q's as FT8 in LoTW, but it's not necessary.

73 GL Martin AA6E
Aug 30th, 13:38

K4DL

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The only problem now is if you have a contact uploaded as DATA and FT8 and then the contact partner uploads as DATA, LoTW does not match it with the DATA contact you uploaded but confirms you FT8 with their DATA QSO and that messes up FT8 WAS in the process. A clear flaw that hopefully they will correct.

Quote by AA6E
**ADDED** Latest update of TQSL and LoTW support FT8 without any fuss. Disregard following.


Easy workaround:

Run TQSL
Select File > Display or Modify Prefences...
Select ADIF Modes tab
Add... ADIF Mode = FT8
Resulting TQSL mode: DATA
OK
OK
Exit TQSL

Now, when you run TQSL, ADIF file's FT8 QSOs will be mapped into DATA QSOs for LoTW. ARRL awards category DATA is the same as JT65 and other digital modes. It would be nice to record your Q's as FT8 in LoTW, but it's not necessary.

73 GL Martin AA6E
Sep 1st, 08:39

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Total Posts: 0
I've never uploaded contacts as DATA but I have had a JT9 contact initially matched as DATA and then matched as JT9 months later, presumably when the other station uploaded the contact as a JT9 contact.

Zack Lau W1VT

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