[VHFcontesting] Alternate FT8 frequencies on 50 MHz during contests ?

Mark Spencer mark at alignedsolutions.com
Sun Jul 8 18:03:55 EDT 2018

Thanks Steve.   Despite subscribing to the WSJT yahoo group I had forgotten about that suggestion.   I also think it has a lot of merit, but there doesn't seem to be much enthusiasm from most of the VHF contesters I have chatted with.

Personally I think it would be a step in the right direction.  A compromise might be to use a dial frequency of say 50.316 which would allow some rigs with wide filters to see both 50.313 and 50.316. 


Mark S

mark at alignedsolutions.com
604 762 4099

> On Jul 8, 2018, at 4:35 AM, Steve Kavanagh via VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:
> Mark
> As you may know, WB5JJJ suggested using a separate frequency on 6m for contest mode FT8, and leaving 50.313 for those running normal FT8 format.  I tend to think this might work out fairly well, but it didn't gain much traction on the WSJT group where he posted the suggestion.
> But this wouldn't necessarily result in much less QRM/pile-up depth...perhaps a factor of two reduction
> 73,
> Steve VE3SMA
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