[CQ-Contest] Remote Ops. WAS: Contesters review: new FT8, WSJT 2.0.0.

DXer hfdxmonitor at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 18:05:14 EST 2018

I want to apologize in advance to those that will feel "betrayed" by the 
fact that this message is not about a new FT8 robot, so nothing for them 
to be indignant about.

But wait, all is not lost...inhale, and start screaming: "FT8 remote", 
"it's baaaad", "not ham radio", "the end of the hobby as Hiram Percy 
Maxim devised", etc... LOL

I'm operating FT8 remotely. Not over long distances using the internet, 
just within my home network, but it can be used over long distances if 

The onset of winter is limiting its use, but it was nice to be able to 
operate from the backyard, while enjoying the sun and a cold beer. Now I 
just stay where the other family members are, instead of isolated in the 
radio room.

Setup is surprisingly simple. The main issue actually was finding remote 
access software with as small a latency as possible. Free was another 
criteria...hams are cheap after all.

After trying a number of different packages, I settled on Lite Manager:


Install the server on the shack PC. The client can be installed on 
Windows, Android, Mac, IOS/iPhone.

I have not tried it with RTTY, PSK31, or any other digital mode, but it 
should work as well.

Give it a try, you may like it.

73 de Vince, VA3VF

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