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20m FT8 DX S2S event / attempt ?


#61

FB idea Roger.

I have just sent you a friend request on Facebook.


#62

Maybe we can try S2S on FT8 in our approx 1300z activations later?


#63

Yes Tom ! We did it, s2s via FT8. Thanks a lot. 73 QRO - Roger
FT8-004



#64

Thanks for your dedication guys! Great fun trying to work you both - when I can see your callsigns appear that is! Scraped in with Roger yesterday towards the end,once the signals became visible on the screen. (-22 report for Roger - minimum threshold is -24 SNR)

73 Phil


#65

Congratulations dad and Roger on completing what I believe is the first ever FT8 summit to summit.

Jimmy M0HGY


#66

Cheers Jim. But a first? I would imagine it’s already been done - but maybe?


#67

Thanks Jimmy !
We succeed s2s with less than 1 watt on my side.
My ft817nd Voltage was nearly 9,5 Volts.
Tom was my last QSO.
73 Roger


#68

Well done both…Still watching and waiting to see North America appear on my screen with FT8 Sota.

Don GW0PLP.


#69

Yes, that would be nice Don - FT8 SOTA Stations USA/VE > EU, beam pointing that way at the moment. About now is optimum this time of year for USA SOTA stations, not much around though at present!

No plans to take a laptop or tablet on a summit personally, will keep bashing away on the key and microphone, but I am enjoying the FT8 fun from time to time in the shack, another string to the bow so to speak.

Congrats to Tom & Bob in making their FT8 S2S with such low powers.

73 Phil

PS Admire Bob’s use of the old desk diary as his logbook - a nice bit of recycling, don’t be a waster!