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5BWAS on FT8......Finally !!

Charlie_KB8CR Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in Third-Party Software
Well, after 2 years with my 6400, I've finally finished 5Band WAS on FT8. Actually, it is 8 Bands, but they only count 80/40/20/15 & 10 for the award. The combo of the 6400 with WSJT-X and JAlert made it a breeze....up until the lack of sun spots slowed me down on 15 and 10. The Flex is the ultimate Digi mode rig !  This is at an average of 65W to a 100' long doublet up 75' in an inverted vee, fed with ladder line to a SG-230 tuner mounted on the tree that supports it.

Thanks Flex !!  While I didn't plan on 12M....already have 20 there since I took this screenshot of LOTW.....now I guess I need a 6M antenna.....this is fun.

de Charlie KB8CR


  • IK8HCG
    IK8HCG Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    What's FT8, Crozet is.? Radio and operator is ended
  • K0FLY
    K0FLY Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020

    Gayle K0FLY
  • Charlie_KB8CR
    Charlie_KB8CR Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Lou.....I ran almost 100% CW from the 1980's when I was licensed til recently. While admittedly, FT8 can be 'impersonal'.....digital modes still need an 'operator'.  I haven't lost my skills just yet. Give me a call sometime in the low end of 20M CW.

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