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CARA DX Club Meeting : FT8 Radio's Most Popular Digital Mode Ever

  • 07 Feb 2018
  • 7:15 PM
  • Saddletown Library in Genesis Center - 150 7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.

Registration

  • No registration required. All welcome, just drop by.

CARA DX Club Overview:

CARA DX Club members are interested in a wide range of ham radio pursuits. Everything ranging from HF SSB, CW, and digital modes to simplex communication using VHF / UHF frequencies including satellites. We also manage the club station and our remotes. 

Next Meeting : FT8 Radio's Most Popular Digital Mode Ever

Before any band opens and long after they close for everyone else, FT8 users are making contacts. The activity level is amazing to see. Come out to the next DX Club meeting in February and learn what this easy to use, fast paced digital mode is all about. If your already active in FT8 come share your experiences and results, how many states and countries have you worked, what's the lowest power you have made contacts with, etc. Should be a fun night.

We will tell you how to:

  • Easily setup your station for FT8
  • Complete a QSO in about a minute
  • Automate most of your QSO
  • Add on programs and websites to make it even more fun
  • How to see the hundreds of stations that are hearing you in real time
  • How to work for awards by uploading your contacts to LOTW
  • FT8 and gridsquares, it's all about gridsquares in 2018 learn why
  • How to use FT8 directly or remotely at the club station
  • Open floor - Q and A or tell us your FT8 experiences

Agenda:

  • Who's interested in a beginners electronic kit building group?
  • Presentation on FT8 radio's hottest digital mode 
  • Discussion with CARA's President on station management roles 
  • Upcoming Contests and Events 
  • Station status report
  • Ham radio Q and A all levels welcome

When: February 7th, 2018 at 7:15pm 


Where:     
*** Note Meeting Location this Month***
Saddletown Library Meeting Room (In the Genesis Center)

150 7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.
(South of 80th Ave on Falconridge Blvd)

No registration required, just drop by.  
Everyone welcome!  

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