Reading PC4T’s blog and then WOW!!

Digi signals.
 I was out for breakfast this morning looking over the blogs I follow on my Ipad when I came to Paul PC4T's blog it was an very interesting read about the new mode FT8. Once I finished reading his piece and went back to his main page I had a WOW moment!! I saw my blog listed under his favorites and notice it has been over a month since I last posted on my blog!! I knew the summers were very busy for me but I never thought I was that busy. I have the day off today and wanted to set some time aside for the radio, it has been long overdue for a ham radio sit down session. I started out on 20m CW this morning around 10:00 local time and I was surprised at the CW traffic. As the morning wore on the band died down around noon local time. I was not able to make any CW Elecraft P3 monitor that the digi end of 20m was very busy. I made my way up to 14.076.00 and tried some JT-65  and my CQ was answered by K8GNZ, KE0ABA and WA6GXQ but when I responded my reply was not heard. I at least new my signal was getting out anyway. As I began to write this post and having JT-65 running in the background my luck changed. I had a complete QSO's  with K0LOV and KB9EWG not many contacts but it was fun none the less.
Mike Weir, VE3WDM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Ontario, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Reading PC4T’s blog and then WOW!!”

  • Fred, PA1FJ:

    I hope this new digimode can also be added to the LOTW modes.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Fred, I think with it being such a hot of the press mode I’m not sure if there are to many sites (EQSL, LOTW and Club log) that have it as a mode as of yet.
    73 Fred and thanks for taking the time to stop by have a good weekend.
    Mike

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