We are asking everyone to follow these guidelines for calling A35JT on FT-8. You will get through faster by using these simple guidelines:
To avoid confusion please use WSJT-X Version v2.1
We will use DX-pedition mode for all bands including potentially 160m (subject to performance).
- Configure the software and radio per the WSJT-X and your radio’s installation instructions. Do not use A35JT as your first FT8 on the air experience.
- Your operating frequency control should be under CAT (rig) control from the program – NOT manually from your VFO. You must add to WSJT-X our frequencies shown at: vk5gr-iota.net/operating-frequencies/
- Your WSJT-X software must be configured as a Hound.
- Call us ONLY if you are able to decode A35JT responding to other Hounds or if you decode a CQ from A35JT. You may initiate a calling sequence by double clicking on any A35JT response.
- Examples of A35JT responses:
- CQ A35JT
- N2AJ A35JT R-03
- K1ABC RR73; K5GS <A35JT> R-17;
VK3GK <A35JT> -01
- VK3AA RR73;
G4AAA <A35JT> RR73
- You must configure your WSJT-X frequency table to match our planned FT8 frequencies.
shown at: vk5gr-iota.net/operating-frequencies/ or as announced via Social Media.
- A35JT will be transmitting BELOW 1,000 Hertz. You MUST select an open calling frequency between 1,000 – 4000 Hertz to commence your calling sequence.
- Once A35JT replies to a Hound with RR73 the QSO is completed and logged.
- The Hound does not need to send 73 to complete the QSO.
(Thanks to the ZK3A team for this operating guide)