222+ contest this weekend

Keith Morehouse

Anyone planning on running WSJT modes this weekend need to remember that WSJT-X FT8 mode does not play well with the required 6 character grid square report REQUIRED for distance scoring in thai contest.

As a work-around, you can select the CONTEST MODE exchange for the EU VHF contest and simply ignore the serial number generated.  Your exchange will be a 6 character grid, but you will still be CQing with a 4 character square.

For meteor scatter on 222, most of us western ops are using the older FSK441 mode, which requires the "pre-X" version of WSJT.  WSJT 9.7 is the version of choice for most of us.  Even with that version, you will need to manually edit your grid in the message template box to send the required 6 character report.


Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO