JT65 and JT9 modes

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JT65 and JT9 modes

Postby GreyCoyote » October 21st, 2016, 4:04 pm

Anybody in the group playing with the JT modes on HF? I'm making some big mischief on 20 meters lately but I'm looking for someone to QSO with while I see "how low we can go" and still make the trip. Chuck? Titty? Anyone up for a sked?
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Re: JT65 and JT9 modes

Postby chuckularone » October 24th, 2016, 5:07 am

Seems like a hell of a lot of work. Though, it looks cool.

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Re: JT65 and JT9 modes

Postby GreyCoyote » October 24th, 2016, 3:42 pm

Ya gotta try it, Chuck. A little effort to get setup and sorted, but once there its a lot of fun.

In the last 48 hours I've nabbed Australia, France, Costa Rica, Columbia, Ecudor, Brazil, Switzerland, a dozen Canadians (all provinces), and **CUBA*** (yup!). Never more than 60 watts ERP. 10 watts lets me work pretty much everything within 1000 miles on land when the band is open.

This mode is just incredible. And this is all happening on a G5RV Jr which really is a sucky (non-resonant) dipole!
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Re: JT65 and JT9 modes

Postby kowtow » October 28th, 2016, 7:09 am

Hmmm I have no idea what was just said, but I was in Australia once... :?
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Re: JT65 and JT9 modes

Postby GreyCoyote » October 30th, 2016, 4:18 pm

Lol! Its a odd digital mode. Very similar to how Earth talks to space probes way beyond Pluto. Its slow as hell, but it can span lots of miles with very little power. :)

I just spoke with a guy who made 9000 miles with 5 watts. Just incredible!!!
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Re: JT65 and JT9 modes

Postby GreyCoyote » December 7th, 2016, 4:44 pm

QRZ.com just issued me a 100 US Counties Award (digital mode) and a 100 Grid Square Award (digital mode).

Thats 420 QSO's logged in JT65/JT9 and counting. Schweet!
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