[VHFcontesting] Moving people on FT8

Matt NJ4Y matt.nj4y at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 13:52:09 EST 2021

Most often, I just see something like “144.174?” If the guy wants to try another band. Works fine and not complicated.

73, matt nj4y

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> On Feb 1, 2021, at 21:57, Terry Price <terry at directivesystems.com> wrote:
> A lot of folks do use that area for sending QSY info, the problem is unlike
> when you are in QSO with someone, they don't show up as red on the other
> person's screen and they are easily missed. This is a good idea and
> hopefully folks will start doing this more.
> Terry Price - W8ZN
> Directive Systems and Engineering
> 703-754-3876
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 9:43 PM Marshall Pochay <wd9exd at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Hello All, I went into ft8 today and played around with the 1 free
>> message  available on the 2nd page of  wsjtx, It looks like we have 13
>> characters available to us there, So this is what I came up with, Sending
>> (qsya150wd9exd) QSY (obvious) use arrl vhf modes A =50 B=144  C=222 D=432
>> E =1296 etc. so a150 is 50.150  b174 is 144174 c100 is 222100 d174 is
>> 432174 d200 432200, Now my call being large eats up letters, With short
>> calls you can mix it up a little, Also answers rrrqsynow or rrqsywd9exd.
>> WB8LYJ/R would have to drop the r but I dont think thats a big deal. This
>> would probably only work for contesters, This would have to be done  after
>> the initial  qso was completed so wsjtx could log the 1st qso and it
>> wouldnt screw that qso up, Or you could call me again after we worked and I
>> would let the computer answer you again and at that time you could change
>> the message to show what frequency you are looking for, So dont be so quick
>> to hit me with a dupe msg, Now I think we can do thi
>> s with the one  free text message available, I still think maybe we could
>> get the wsjt people to give us another page, I got greedy asking to change
>> page 2 ,If they could ad a 4th page with places for 6 or so messages we
>> could preload a couple and modify a few as we needed them. This is a
>> THOUGHT, Please test it out, Im not big on the free msgs yet but I see a
>> few out there that are pretty fast, If it looks doable we would have to get
>> the word out, TNX 73  Marshall WD9EXD
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