(Later, I discovered that the audio output from the computer had automagically switched to mute. Once that was fixed, full TX was restored.)
Question for the FT8 masters: how do you handle a pileup? I was calling CQ on 10 meters (which had opened up) and had a QSO going with three more calls waiting. By the time I worked through the list, all three of the waiting calls had moved on. Just wondering if there is a technique I could use to respond more quickly to the folks in the queue.
Dog toy becomes antenna launcher...but I will confess here that a pneumatic launcher would probably be more satisfying!
Blankety blank antenna ruined a planned POTA activation, but I recovered with an activation later that day in a different park! https://randomwire.substack.com/p/antenna-problems-failed-pota-activation
Fun morning. 20 meters is open from the West Coast westward. Russia, Japan, Indonesia all responding to my CQs on #FT8.
Happy to work K7CAR and W0MU on FT8, both calling CQ POTA. I gravitate toward responding first to #POTA stations!
Added another 9 FT8 QSOs to the log this morning. Feels a bit harder to complete exchanges out here on the west coast. The density of stations is less. #FT8
Frustrated with the FT-891 for FT8 but happy with the FT-450D! https://randomwire.substack.com/p/ft8-on-two-radios #FT8
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