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FT8 issues

Jul 2nd, 08:47

N1IPU

Joined: Oct 26th 2014, 08:11
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I installed wsjt-x running through hamradio deluxe. Have yet to make any contacts on FT-8 yet on wspr I am heard every time.
Followed every guide for the ft-991a and HRD tech support ran through my install and working fine psk-31.
Stumped at the moment on how to run this issue to ground.
Jul 2nd, 09:05

N1IPU

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Yes, running meinburg. checked it and timing is good. Will try hamspots next, thanks
Jul 2nd, 09:06

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Are you able to decode signals on FT8? You can use hamspots.net to see if other stations are able to decode your FT8 signals.

A common issue is setting the clock properly. FT8 barely works if the clock is 2 seconds off. Ideally most signals are within a tenth or two.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Jul 2nd, 09:12

N1IPU

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Hamspots shows multiple stations hearing me. Is there a good way of understanding what Sig and DT could tell me? They are all over the place. but most do not report DT.
Jul 2nd, 12:50

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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That is good if stations are hearing you. Are you hearing them?

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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