[VHFcontesting] Sequence

Keith Morehouse w9rm at calmesapartners.com
Sun Jan 28 15:36:36 EST 2018

Or, West is First.

I think most MSK144 meteor scatter ops know this now.  The question was
concerning FT8 where it seems the current standard is "any time, any
direction, any sequence".  FT8 being mostly a sporadic E mode, where the
band can be open in several directions at once, it gets a little more
complicated to have a 'standard'.  Then, add in the European chaos when
there is multi-hop E.  They haven't shown any tendency to standardize

If North American ops want to take the lead on FT8 standard sequences, I
suggest keeping it the same 'West is First' or 'Beaming East is Even'
standard we've had for meteor scatter for a long time.


Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 1:05 PM, Tom <k8tb at bosscher.org> wrote:

> What I was taught by an experienced VHF was a simple mnemonic, "Beaming
> east is even".
> Standards are great. (yup, and the punch line is that there are so many to
> choose from!).
> Marshall, thank you for the links, And the lost TinyURL will be a forever
> mystery, which is why about every 3 years, I archive my emails. I know I
> sent it, so a simple search will find it.
> Thank you all.
> Tom K8TB
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