[VHFcontesting] FT impacting ability to run bands?

Mark Spencer mark at alignedsolutions.com
Sat Mar 21 18:28:13 EDT 2020

Hi.  As I mentioned to some in an off list email, I found my self using the "Freq" field on the WSJT-X display while running FT8 to keep track of which messages were likely directed to me.  It seemed to work ok for me the few times I have responded to QSY requests via WSJT-X but I can see why others might find this to be sub optimal.   


Mark S

Aligned Solutions Co.
mark at alignedsolutions.com
604 762 4099

> On Mar 21, 2020, at 10:32 AM, Steve Kavanagh via VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:
> QSY messages as Marshall has outlined are certainly feasible, and I have used them successfully occasionally.  But the character limit, combined with the time constraints (especially on FT4) make it hard to indicate who the message is directed to.  If the band is busy, it can easily get missed if it isn't red.
> I've wondered if it might be possible to fit a hashed callsign pair (similar to what is done for portable callsigns, etc.) that the program would recognize and display in red, and a frequency, into a more formal QSY message.  Not sure if the software team would want to spend time on it....but K1JT is a VHF contester.....
> 73,
> Steve VE3SMA
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