Re: Affecting the use of digital modes... #qrm


That is what we had in the "gentleman's agreement." And no, not exclusive. Just that when FT8 or FT4 moves it overwhelms everyone else. Already I am getting FT8 starting at 14071 and 7071 dial stomping on QSOs underway. For quite a while there has been upside down FT8 which I presumed was new users in LSB mode or those using DSB transmitters which is really not polite. Now am seeing upright FT8. ( yes, I run WSJT-X in parallel to fldigi so I can note call signs of LIDS. )

73, tom w7sua

On 6/1/2020 12:27 PM, Chaplain Dave Sparks wrote:
How feasible is it to allot each new mode their own EXCLUSIVE slice of spectrum? It seems like we'd eventually run out.
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On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 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 .
Andy K3uk

On Jun 1, 2020, at 7:21 AM, Tomas, NW7US
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Please see my two articles regarding an urgent issue involving all
digital modes on HF, including FT8 / FT4.
Part 1:
Part 2:
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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