[CQ-Contest] 40M FT4 Frequency

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Mon Aug 5 08:49:12 EDT 2019

Your post should have been titled, "What you can hear can hurt you."  :-)

Barry W2UP

On 8/5/2019 1:57 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> 7047 has been chosen, and many fans of WSJT modes have observed that 
> it's likely to start a war. That range is widely used by W1AW, state 
> QSO parties, QRP and QRS operation, county hunters, most CW contests, 
> and many others. Sure, the WSJT team think it's only for contests, but 
> if you build it, they will come, and they are coming. I had QRM from 
> FT4 operators during NAQP CW.
> I am a huge fan of the work of K1JT and his team (I use FT8 
> extensively on 160M and 6M), but they ain't perfect, and this is a 
> massive screw-up. The default 40M FT4 frequency ought to be somewhere 
> north of 7070 kHz. OTOH, I have no issue with the DXpedition mode 
> frequency around 7058. I urge all contest clubs to contact both the 
> WSJT team and their ARRL representatives about this.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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