Saturday, September 22 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
FT8 DXpedition Mode - Will DXing Ever Be the Same?

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Ned was asked to support the WSJT Development team in the design of a new FT8 sub-mode, called the DXpedition Mode, which would permit QSOs at fantastic rates. Ned supported the development of requirements for the software as well conducted live tests of the new mode throughout its development. Ned headed the FT8 operation on the Baker Island 2018 DXpedition (KH1/KH7Z) that took place between June 27 and July 7,  2018. The DXpedition team used the new DXpedition Mode during this very rare DXCC activation and attempted to demonstrate the new mode's capabilities. Ned will present an overview of the Baker Island 2018 DXpedition and will provide a summary of the results the team got using the new FT8 DXpedition Mode. This mode could change the nature of DXpeditions from this time forward.

avatar for Ned Stearns, AA7A

Ned Stearns, AA7A

Ned Stearns, AA7A, was first licensed in August 1963 at age 12 as WN8JWY. Ned currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, and is active on all amateur bands up to 23 cm. He is active in DXing, contesting, and VHF/UHF weak-signal work. He has been on 25 DXpeditions on all continents including... Read More →

Saturday September 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm MDT