[VHFcontesting] FT4 and FT8 Contesting

John Kludt johnnykludt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 12:13:18 EST 2020


Interesting challenge.  There is also a follow-up email that suggests much
of it is about operator training on how to use a new mode in a contest.
 CW has been around for 100 years and SSB for 60 years so we kind of have
those learning curves behind us.


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 12:03 PM Ed Muns <ed at w0yk.com> wrote:

> Log checking for several recent contests that used the FT4 and FT8 modes
> has shown undesirably large numbers of claimed QSOs that receive
> not-in-log ("NIL") status from the other station.  The WSJT development
> team has worked together with contest sponsors and log checkers to
> analyze the probable causes of these NILs.  Our findings and some
> operating advice for future contests are posted here:
> http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT4_FT8_Contesting.pdf
> and will also appear in the May-June 2020 issue of NCJ, the National
> Contest Journal.
>         73 from the authors of the study:
>         Steve Franke, K9AN
>         Don Hill, AA5AU
>         Ed Muns, W0YK
>         Iztok Saje S52D
>         Joe Taylor, K1JT
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