Re: FT8 in worked/confirmed



I used the term RTTY, since, once upon a time, that was the ARRL's alternative for all digital modes.  Things have changed, and I found, after much hunting, this document page:

It includes many new digital modes, but FT-8 and FT-4 are not among them.  Can you suggest what mode I should use?

BTW, I, too, regret the demise of PSK, which I think was the next best thing to Pactor.  I did use Pactor (-1), and liked it, especially its accuracy.  I understand the new versions (2, 3, 4) are much better, but the price tag of thousands to multi thousands for a TNC would scar my cheapskate soul.  Couldn't they have put some of the old versions into the public domain?  I mean, did you realize that there are people who write full-fledged logging plus radio-control programs, maintain them, and still give them away? Of course those people must be socialists or hippies.


Jan, KX2A (now 76)

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