I do not remember the WSJT-X team asking on any of the non WSJT-X forums Andy. Like the Olivia and Contestia groups or the JS8 groups.
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Yes, we can operate where ever but 1) most of the modes have common calling frequencies or watering holes, and 2) one is not likely to get an answer to a CQ away from where others expect to find the mode.
73, tom w7sua
On 6/1/2020 9:55 AM, Andrew O'Brien wrote:
I don’t think I would call the WSJTX move a “frequency grab”, especially since the development team requested feedback on the suggested frequencies . The very nature of FT8 and FT4 operations make clustered operations sensible , it’s like fishing with a net . However I still like the idea of fishing with a single pole and hook and thus think we should cast wherever we feel like it , within the band plan .
On Jun 1, 2020, at 7:21 AM, Tomas, NW7US <email@example.com> wrote:
Please see my two articles regarding an urgent issue involving all digital modes on HF, including FT8 / FT4.
Part 1: https://g.nw7us.us/3dnf6df
Part 2: https://g.nw7us.us/2yQFGfW
More parts to follow...
Be sure to read the comments left on each post, as there are great points made in this discussion.
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