Got something here that I normally don’t bother with too much. I thought it would be interesting to monitor some FT-8 on 40meters today using WSJT-X software. Well, I took it a step further and decided to graph this stuff to try to unveil a whole new awesome factor in the process. Below is the video of FT-8 being plotted on this software called GridTracker!! Enjoy!
As I see everyone leaves for the night from https://hfzone.org discord server , I am stuck in overdrive and am DXing MW and SW tonight. I seem to have caught stations out of New Jersey and New York, but these don’t really cut it at being successful DXs. These stations aren’t really impressive as they are a blazing 50kw making it a short distance down the east coast. I am now listening in on the many brother stair programs that are littering the airwaves and turning people into zombies! The guy never sleeps….
I have no RSP1a antenna at the moment now because the little delicate cable, the U.FL, decided to just make itself at home, prop it’s feet up, and snap at the slightest of touches of the cable…. very delicate hardware apparently. Anyways, I am DXing with the PL-880 for shortwave as well. I’m switching between the 2 until one becomes interesting. So far I have gotten 2 stations playing music and 6 religious/brother stair crap. Why crowd the airwaves so much with this brainwashing nonsense. Maybe I will turn on my scanner and start scanning Portsmouth for the crazies that come out in the night and do unusual things….. That could be pretty entertaining.
These decodes are from after I transferred all my electronics in my radio room to a UPS. Seems it may have been power transmission lines or something similar. Either way, I am glad to be able to have such quality again in my shortwave listening and decoding!
Been trying to stay somewhat busy today and have decoded some WEFAX this morning on 9109KHz. I have had a QRM problem but it is no more! I have everything on a UPS with electric power conditioner and BANG! Noise plummets!
It is very very rare that I tune in to 7780KHz for TIAMS’s 2100UTC airing. I just happened to want to try it tonight and see how the changing seasons would affect the propagation of this signal. Turns out it is not too bad, at least for tonight. I was at about S8 to S9 on it. SIO was about 423.
Below are the decodes of the MFSK-64 mode images! Let me know what you think. Drop me a comment.