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Top FT8 Waterfall Best Practice Operating Working Techniques Tips & Tricks

Posted by Bill Dick on

Top FT8 Waterfall Best Practice Operating Working Techniques Tips & Tricks

FT8 and other modes using the WSJT-X software package allow just about anyone with a HF radio and even the most compromised antenna to work the world without large towers and amplifiers. I personally have an indoor dipole inefficiently working 20M and routinely log contacts 7,000-10,000 KM from my QTH. Here are my top 5 operating tips for getting the most out of FT8 and other WSJT-X digital modes. Preface: Read the WSJT-X manual. It provides essential operating procedures to get the most out of the mode. Now the fun stuff!   1. Stay In Your Own Lane!This is probably...

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