Re: FT8 CQs Can SC determine both wanted for awards, CQs,, and CQ Not a directional such as CQ DX?
Walter Miller, AJ6T
I appreciate your concern about not wanting to reply to a directional CQ when you are not the target of that CQ. However, I don't understand why you have a problem making an erroneous response. Do you not keep an eye on the WSJT-X Band Activity window that clearly shows if a station is making a directional CQ? Here is an example from my screen of the WSJT-X Band Activity window with the WSJT-X CQ Only option checked:
175600 -4 0.1 904 ~ CQ WA3SFR FM19
It's clear that KM8V is calling CQ DX, and that the others are just making general CQs. I'm just using WSJT-X and JTAlertX, with JTAlertX logging to DXKeeper. Please describe your configuration, and indicate what you are clicking on to initiate a response to a CQ. I only ask in an effort to understand why so many stateside stations reply to my CQ DX calls. Quite often those stateside callers get in the way of bona fide DX callers. I do have Call 1st checked so that I do not miss a sequence when a station calls me, and I feel obligated to complete a QSO if I have replied to a caller (even the stateside stations answering my CQ DX or CQ EU).
73, Walt, AJ6T
On 1/4/2020 6:58 AM, Gilbert Baron W0MN wrote: