06 August, 2019

You have probably worked an FT8 robot

I was following the presentation of Joe Taylor, K1JT, from the recent German ham radio meeting in Friedrichshafen this year. He showed this slide of stations suspected of being robotic ones, due to them being seen on PSKReporter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. His list is this:

I have worked many of these and most of them on multiple bands:
A41ZZ, A45XR, CN2MA, ES6DO
EW8W, HA1RB, HA7TM, IK4LZH
OG0C, OO6O
OO7B, RA9H, SQ9IWA, SV1EDY
SV5DKL

I only miss IK4LZH, KA1AQP, KW4SP, OO6O, OO7B, RA9H, SV1EDY, and W1KE.

In addition it wouldn't surprise me if MM0HVU also runs automatically from time to time judging from how often that call sign is seen on the bands.

Have you worked any of these stations? And are there others who are active on an almost 24/7 basis?

By the way, the presentation has title "WSJT-X FT8 and Beyond" and can be downloaded (images and sound) here. It is well worth listening too.



This blog post first appeared on the LA3ZA Radio & Electronics Blog.

2 comments:

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