Tag Archives: FT8

FT8 transceiver kit: CR Kits taking orders

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Thomas,Adam of CR Kits is now taking orders for his FT8 Transceiver Kit and the price is very reasonable. From Adam at CR Kits: FT8 transceiver kit Folks,I start to take email order … Continue reading

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The CR Kits FT8 DSB Transceiver: Some preliminary information

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who notes: Adam BD6CR of CR Kits is getting close to releasing the FT8 DSB Transceiver. Below is some preliminary information: D4D: A simple QRP transceiver for FT8 Adam Rong, BD6CR D4D stands for DSB … Continue reading

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New digital mode: Joe Taylor (K1JT) has announced FT4

(Source: Southgate ARC) Joe Taylor K1JT has announced a new digital mode, FT4, which is 2.5 times faster than FT8  FT4 is an experimental digital mode designed specifically for radio contesting.  Like FT8, it uses fixed-length transmissions, structured messages with formats optimized … Continue reading

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A Simple and Low Cost FT8 Transceiver

Many thanks to Pete (WB9FLW) who writes: Adam Rong BD6CR has designed a simple DSB Transceiver for FT8. Crystals are available for 7.074 MHz. and 14.070 MHz (which can be “pulled” with a trimmer to 14.074 MHz). Using only 4 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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