Re: DMR at Ozarkcon


Jim Parks
 

Albert Einstein once said “People fear what they do not understand and condemn what they fear”

 

 

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Jim Parks  NY0J

 

 

 

From: main@4SQRP.groups.io <main@4SQRP.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Kohtala via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 10:39 PM
To: main@4sqrp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] DMR at Ozarkcon

 

Frank,

 

FT8 does not work like that. Whoever told you that does not know what he is talking about.

I use FT8 almost daily. In all cases an operator must be at the computer to initiate contacts

and to respond according to what the other station sends. There is nothing automatic about it.

There are programmable scripts similar to macros that make the job a lot easier but the op

must still be there throughout the contact. If you would like to really become knowledgeable about

FT8 (and other JT modes), please peruse this link:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.1.html.

Whoever gave you that explanation of FT8 is apparently afraid of something that he does not understand it, so FT8 gets

attacked. That is sad, indeed.

 

Best regards,

 

Gary, K7EK

 

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