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In Brief…

In Brief… from The ARRL Letter on July 20, 2017 Add a comment about this article! In Brief… ARRL Board of Directors to Meet: The ARRL Board of Directors will meet for its second, regularly scheduled session of the year on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, in Farmington, Connecticut. ARRL President Rick Roderick,…

Ham radio enthusiasts take to the airways

After several drownings lately, there are concerns over water safety. The Red Cross offers tips to swimmers. Read the full article at http://www.wcax.com/story/35746065/ham-radio-enthusiasts-take-to-the-airways (Disclaimer: This accuracy of this article is the responsibility of the original author and/or publisher. Stray Signals does not claim ownership of the preceding post). Tweet

New FT8 Mode Included in WSJT-X Beta Release

07/12/2017 A beta release of WSJT-X, version 1.8.0-rc1, includes a new FT8 mode, featuring a faster turnaround, and it’s already showing up on the bands. According to the notes for the candidate release, FT8 offers “sensitivity down to –20 dB on the AWGN channel,” and contacts 4 times faster than JT65 or JT9. An auto-sequencing…