[VHFcontesting] FT impacting ability to run bands?

Mark Spencer mark at alignedsolutions.com
Wed Mar 18 12:19:27 EDT 2020

Marshall, yes that should work.

I seem to recall I managed to make a few band changes with QSO partners using FT8 during the January contest without any issues.   

Mark S
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> On Mar 18, 2020, at 8:12 AM, Marshall-K5QE <k5qe at k5qe.com> wrote:
> 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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