Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Gary E. Kohtala

The answers to that can be found here:

JT9 is much superior to JT65, especially for lower power stations. Sadly, however, FT8 has all but
replaced JT9 and JT65 on HF. JT9 is significantly better than FT8 but has longer T/R sequences.

Best regards,

Gary, K7EK

Radcliff, KY (EM77at)


On Monday, March 18, 2019, 1:19:38 PM EDT, Tim Gorman <tgorman2@...> wrote:

Check out jt65. IIRC, you can generate messages of limited length, I
don't remember exactly how long they can be.

tim ab0wr

On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:22:51 -0500
"John Lonigro" <jonigro@...> wrote:

> I guess I concur with Tom.  However, I believe one reason amateur
> radio even exists is to have a means of providing communications in
> an emergency.  I'm not very familiar with FT8, but I've heard that
> just about all you can exchange is a callsign and maybe a grid
> square.  I think the ideal digital mode would be one that's almost as
> robust as FT8 but with the ability to send at least 30-40 characters
> of data besides callsigns.  I don't know but perhaps that would be
> JS8CALL, as mentioned by Dennis Shelton.  But if someone is happy
> making FT8 contacts, at least he's making use of the airwaves and
> having fun in the process.  In an emergency, he may have to use a
> different mode but his FT8 experience will certainly help in that
> regard.
> On a separate topic, I have an SW+ 80M CW transceiver I built many
> years ago.  I don't have room for a good 80M antenna and have never
> put it on the air.  It's in an original Small Wonder case (about
> 4"x4"x2") and puts out about 1.5 Watts from 3.556 - 3.587 MHz.  The
> frequency range can be adjusted.  It comes with full documentation
> and will be available for sale at Ozarkcon if anyone is interested. I
> think with case it cost me about $100.  I'll sell it for $50.
> 72,
> John, AA0VE

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