I’ve been celebrating putting up a new antenna at the home QTH by giving 60m FT8 a go…
Things pretty quiet this afternoon, but managed to work a few UK and continental stations
Did note however that there are still UK stations transmitting out of band so just a quick reminder:
When transmitting on 5.357 MHz USB make sure that your transmit frequency offset is below 950Hz to ensure your transmissions are below the UK bandlet upper edge of 5.358MHz
Make sure that you have checked the “Hold Tx Freq” box so that your transmit offset doesn’t automatically set itself to the frequency of the station you’re calling, which could be out of band if it’s a continental station working within the WRC15 allocation.
I know I’m teaching egg-sucking to most on here but might be useful to anyone thinking of giving 60m FT8 a try for the first time (do - it’s great fun!)
73 de Paul G4MD