[VHFcontesting] FT impacting ability to run bands?

Marshall-K5QE k5qe at k5qe.com
Wed Mar 18 11:12:39 EDT 2020

I am certainly no expert on WSJT-X.  However, the software already has 
what they call TX Macros.  You can pre-define macros like "QSY 144.174" 
or whatever you want.  Then just select that macro and send it via TX5.  
I have one that sends "UR Grid?" due to the folks that just insist on 
sending a funny little number rather than their grid.  Grids are 
required in contests and before FT8 came along they were the standard 
signal report in VHF.....as opposed to 579 or 59.

73 Marshall K5QE

On 3/18/2020 2:37 PM, Drew Arnett wrote:
> If FT is impacting the ability to run bands, because it is a fixed
> message format, why not ask the dev team to add a few bits to the
> fixed format to regain that ability?

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