FT8 growing in popularity, fueled by poor propagation

(Source: Southgate ARC)

ARRL report on a survey by Club Log’s Michael Wells G7VJR that shows significant growth in the use of WSJT FT8 during 2018 

Wells reported that operators from some 270 DXCC entities were active on FT8 in 2018. “It’s quite a showing for FT8,” he allowed, pointing out that the figure is close to the computed 287 active DXCC entities.

Wells posits that FT8 may be the only way to stay in the hobby for operators living on small lots and confronting stringent zoning regulations.

Read the ARRL story at 
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/survey-ft8-growing-as-dx-mode-in-an-era-of-waning-propagation

Proportion of modes used on the air – 2018 update G7VJR
https://g7vjr.org/2019/03/proportion-of-modes-used-on-the-air-2018-update/
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