Club Meeting Oct. 20

Everything You Wanted to Know About FT8 (and possibly more)

FT8 quickly swept the ham radio world by storm soon after its appearance in 2017.  Some call it a curse. Others call it a blessing. DXers call it another useful way to chase DX.. NJ2X (Michael Maher) will give a talk on FT8 along with a live demonstration. The talk will delve into practical matters as well as tips on how to exploit FT8 for DXing.  Bring your FT8 questions.

About the Speaker

Michael (NJ2X) enjoys chasing DX and constructing homebrew antennas.  NJ2X is the first amateur radio operator to earn the ARRL Triple Play award three times: 1) Hillsborough, NJ; 2) Export, PA, and 3) Aptos, CA.  Michael has also earned ARRL DXCC awards for phone, digital, 10 Meters, 15 Meters, 17 Meters, 20 Meters, and 30 Meters.  He is presently working on completing the DXCC Challenge award (with 770 confirmed contacts so far) and completing contacts with all 3007 US counties for the Worked All US Counties award (with 2024 confirmed contacts so far).  Michael also posts articles on his website