I gave a presentation on Packet Radio for my club, River City Amateur Radio Communication Society this week, here’s my slides from the presentation:
I presented an overview of the incredibly popular FT8 digital mode at the River City ARCS club meeting on 7/3/18.
Here’s a copy of my slides:
Instead of disassembling my HF station and taking it into the meeting, I tried something different and demo’d using the mode (to receive) using WebSDR, and to transmit using a remote station provided by www.remotehamradio.com . We operated the W1/Chaplain, CT station on the East coast, and worked 3 stations in Europe – HA1RB, DL2LDE and DG6YID during the meeting. From this East coast station the 40m section where FT8 is operated on 7.074Mhz was completely packed from edge to edge on the waterfall!