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Offline Sailor

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FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:32:14 PM »
Kudos to Jordan for the development and prompt bug fixes over the last month of initial beta testing.  Still some features to add but it is taking off like wildfire.  The ultimate low power keyboard to keyboard com out there. 

https://youtu.be/NRCS4nreTA0

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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 09:54:03 AM »
The next version will auto sync the time to nearby signals or WWV. 

This software so far has exceeded all of my expectations. 

Keyboard to keyboard comms, qrp, using the the FT8 protocol.   

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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 06:00:11 PM »
using and digging!  :)

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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 09:27:52 PM »
Julian OH8STN just put out an article and a 15 minute video:
http://oh8stn.org/blog/2018/09/25/ft8call-for-grid-down-communications/
He's a fan, and that's a good endorsement in and of itself.

FT8Call is first up on my "as soon as stuffstorm slows down a bit" list.  It'll likely be up to version 1.0 by then, if I'm lucky.

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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 07:07:04 AM »
On my short list of things to try out!

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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 08:45:36 AM »
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On 9/27/2018 8:45 AM, Jordan Sherer / KN4CRD wrote:
> Hi Folks,
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> I'm finalizing the last few changes for FT8Call 0.7 (and wow is it going to be a good one!) but I need your help with two things.
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> First, I'll be changing the name of the mode in response to a few chats I had with Joe Taylor and Steve Franke (the inventors of FT8) and the committee who accepts proposals to ADIF. Long story, but they'd like me to stop using "FT8" as the mode name So... how can you help? Now is the opportunity for you to get creative! Email me what you think it should be called!
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> Second, I have written some really neat text compression algorithms to send more data in each transmission. What does this mean? We'll likely be able to see 15-20 WPM transmission speeds in the near future. But, I need some help. I need a bunch of ALL.txt files so I can confirm my results with actual transmissions we've sent over the air. If you are willing to help, head over to your log directory (File->Open Log Directory) and email me your ALL.txt file:  kn4crd@gmail.com This will let me evaluate two different techniques I've used to see which is better performing with the types of messages we actually send.
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> Also note, version 0.7 will likely release on the evening of Saturday Sept 29, so time is of the essence! :D Until then, see you on the air! Thanks y'all!
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> Cheers!
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> Best,
> Jordan / KN4CRD
> _._,_._,_

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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 10:48:54 AM »
New name FUcall  ;D

Working on a self contained Rpi box powered with battery board.  On board gps, sound card, wifi mini keyboard.  One cord out to the radio. 


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Re: FT8Call finally ready for the big time.
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 03:16:04 PM »
I suggested:
JSQ.  HIS initials, with Q for QSO...Just Simple QSO's

nice pi-box.  I have 3, in a box, on a shelf...heading to ebay  ;)