Ended up with 55 contacts for field day. Entry submitted and logs uploaded to lotw! All digimodes between FT8/4 and PSK31 #hamradio
@M0YNG if FT8 used 6 character grid squares that probably would be enough (though not in all cases). One that comes to mind is a street where one side is in Virginia and the other in Tennessee.
I think state and county would be good enough and wouldn't be too revealing. Worked All States and the CQ counties award are popular and I wouldn't want to ruin them. Email is necessary as well imo but it's easy to make a burner one if you're inclined
@M0YNG maybe, but not on the most popular mode currently (FT8). All you get is a grid which could span multiple states and/or counties.
Most people put a suffix on their call if they're away from their normal station but how do you even know where their normal station is under these proposals. The guy I mentioned lives in MD but his call would not indicate that (Maryland is in 3-land)
Saw the reddit thread about public addresses in #hamradio. I understand the concerns, but some information should really remain public. Maybe email, state, and county. Otherwise, say I contact K1RZ. Do I have to wait for confirmation in Logbook of the World to realize he's not actually in 1-land but is in fact in MD?
@sir no mention of the default display quality? Also does the T420 wireless chip do 802.11ac by default? Big drawback for me if not
Wild propagation conditions on the east coast today. 10 meters was open for a while and I actually made a handful of contacts on 12m to the northeast! #hamradio
Just made my first Sporadic-E contact on 10m FT8. It was wild. I'm told this time of year around 1700 is the time to sit on 10m FT8 and sure enough a bunch of Texas stations come blasting in! Cool! #hamradio
@M0YNG for me, FT8 is thrilling. The contacts you can make with a modest setup are mind blowing. Nothing I've done in the hobby has compared so far
@Hawk1291 the interface itself isn't great. The real value is PKI-confirmed contacts and thus verifiable awards
@M0YNG it is slightly more complex for non-US amateurs I believe but the good news is you only have to do it once per callsign and you get the benefits of easily applying for DXCC and Worked All States
Lockdown = bands are jumping! Just nabbed Switzerland, Germany, and Poland in quick succession! All on 17m FT8 #hamradio
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