Market Reef FT8 Activity


MARKET REEF, OJ0BH/OJ0JR QRV: 12th–19th August 2017
Tuning the poor 20m band month after month represents a major frustration nowadays. Particularly on SSB, only the occasional DX signal breaks the sea of noise, consequently reducing activity levels even further. However, that very noise could be a new lease of life, if one were to copy signals below it. They are there every day. Indeed, with their huge antennas and state-of-the art receivers, DXers can dig even deeper into the noise and log plenty of good DX faster than one can think.
Martti, OH2BH/OJ0BH, and Henri, OH3JR/OJ0JR, will attempt to land on Market Reef this Saturday PM, weather permitting, and will immediately break the noise floor by getting FT8 QSOs underway. They will also hand out the OJ0 multiplier in the Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC) and appear on a variety of traditional modes in the event of any available audible propagation. This is the week originally dedicated to a youth expedition to Market Reef, and to releasing options for selected 2018 DXpeditions, involving both youth and seasoned DX groups.
Demonstrating Amateur Radio to today’s youth thus sports a new booster shot, raising their potential interest to new heights.
A beta release of WSJT-X, version 1.8.0-rc1, included a new FT8 mode, featuring a faster turnaround, and it’s already a major breakthrough on the HF bands. FT8 offers “sensitivity down to –20 dB on the AWGN channel,” and contacts 4 times faster than JT65 or JT9. An auto-sequencing feature offers the option to respond automatically to the first decoded reply to your CQ.

DX dinner 2017 at Hamradio in Friedrichshafen, this year on Saturday evening !

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DX dinner 2017 at Hamradio in Friedrichshafen, this year on Saturday evening !

Again this year the EUDXF members and partners are cordially invited to attend the EUDXF DX dinner, that will take place in Gasthof Traube, Storchenstraße 1, 88069 Tettnang. ( on Saturday 15 july 2017. The start will be around 19h00 local time. Participation is only possible for EUDXF members who paid their annual dues including 2017 and who have made a reservation in advance. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. The maximum number of participants is 50. Reservations can be made until Juli 1st 2017 via the EUDXF stand manager Jan PA1TT (e-mail address is Jan’s call at eudxf . eu). Except for those with dietary requirements (please tell Jan) there will be a set menu. We hope to see you there.

DX Dinner auf der Hamradio in Friedrichshafen, in diesem Jahr am Samstagabend !

Auch in diesem Jahr sind die EUDXF Mitglieder und Partner zum EUDXF DX Dinner herzlich eingeladen. Es findet statt im Gasthof Traube, Storchenstraße 1, 88069 Tettnang. ( am Samstag 15 Juli 2017. Angefangen wird um 19h00 Uhr Ortszeit. Teilnahme ist nur möglich für EUDXF Mitglieder, die ihre Jahresbeiträge einschließlich 2017 gezahlt und eine Reservierung im Voraus gemacht haben. Wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst. Die maximale Teilnehmerzahl beträgt 50. Reserviert werden kann bis zum 1. Juli 2017 über den EUDXF Standleiter Jan PA1TT (E mail addresse ist Rufzeichen von Jan at eudxf . eu). Außer für diejenigen mit Diät (Mitteilung an Jan) wird es ein Menü für alle geben. Wir hoffen, euch dort zu sehen.

DX dîner à Hamradio à Friedrichshafen, regarder cette année le samedi soir !

Cette année, de nouveau les membres EUDXF et leurs partenaires ont l’occasion d’assister au dîner EUDXF DX, qui prendra place à nouveau Gasthof Traube, Storchenstraße 1, 88069 Tettnang.( le Samedi 15 Juiliet 2017. On commence vers 19h00 heure locale. La participation est possible uniquement pour les membres EUDXF qui ont payé leur cotisation annuelle, y compris 2017 et qui ont fait une réservation à l’avance. Les réservations sont sur une base du premier arrivé, premier servi. Le nombre maximum de participants est 50. Les réservations peuvent être faites jusqu’au 1er Juilliet 2017 via le Jan PA1TT manager stand EUDXF de (Email = Call Jan à eudxf. eu). Sauf pour ceux qui suivent une diete (s’il vous plaît dire Jan) il y aura un menu. Nous espérons vous voir là-bas.

DX cena all’ Hamradio di Friedrichshafen, guardare questo anno nella notte di Sabato !

Quest’anno v’è ancora una volta i membri EUDXF ei loro partner l’opportunità di partecipare alla cena EUDXF DX, che ancora una volta luogo presso Gasthof Traube, Storchenstraße 1, 88069 Tettnang ( il giorno sabado 15 luglio 2017 alle 19h00 circa ora locale, la partecipazione sarà possibile esclusivamente ai membri EUDXF in regola con il pagamento della quota annuale 2017 e che avranno effettuato la prenotazione con il dovuto anticipo; le prenotazioni seguiranno la regola del primo arrivato primo servito. Il numero massimo di partecipanti è fissato a 50 posti, le prenotazioni dovranno pervenire entro e non oltre il giorno 01 luglio 2017 al nostro stand manager EUDXF Jan PA1TT (( Call da Jan at eudxf . eu ) Eccezione fatta per coloro che hanno particolari esigenze alimentari (prego informare preventivamente Jan PA1TT), è previsto un menù fisso. Con la viva speranza di incontrarvi tutti.

DX diner tijdens de Hamradio in Friedrichshafen, let op dit jaar op zaterdagavond !

Ook dit jaar is er weer voor de EUDXF leden en hun partners de gelegenheid om het EUDXF DX diner bij te wonen, welke weer zal plaatsvinden in Gasthof Traube, Storchenstraße 1, 88069 Tettnang. ( op zaterdag 15 juli 2017. Het diner begint om 19h00 uur lokale tijd, Deelname is alleen mogelijk voor EUDXF leden die hun jaarlijkse contributie inclusief 2017 hebben voldaan en die een reservering hebben gemaakt. Reserveringen zijn op basis van wie het eerst komt het eerst maalt. Het maximum aantal deelnemers is 50. Reserveren kan tot en met 1 juli 2017 via de EUDXF stand manager Jan PA1TT ( E-mail = Call van Jan at eudxf . eu ). Behoudens personen met dieetwensen (laat het Jan vooraf weten) zal er een vast menu zijn. Wij hopen u daar te zien.

Jan DJ5AN / PA1TT Standmanager.