JA5JGY: My First FT8 QSO …

OK. Now I get it. FT8 is a MAJOR game changer.

I barely know what I’m doing, but I did manage to get set up well enough to Forest Gump my first QSO, and it was off the back of my 20M home brewed yagi.

Wow – lots of activity, and its pretty darned cool. I have never warmed up to digital modes before – I tried hard to get into RTTY but never got excited, but this mode – is too “mysterious” not to dive in and get immersed.

I can see how we now do not have to worry as much about the bottom of the sunspot cycle. Todays “numbers”:

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