Hi Joe,
        As I watch the mail around the development of Expedition mode I am 
reminded that there are many new HAMs that, like me, are struggling to “catch 
up” with the guys who have been HAMs for many years. Just here in my club, The 
Villages ARC, we have trained over 100 new Technicians in the last 3 years - 
some are just now getting an antenna (HOA restrictions).
        My point is this: once your happy with the software could someone on 
your team create a step by step guide on operating for rank beginners? 
        I see FT8 as a solution for a number of converging issues namely: 
compromised antennas, poor propagation, local noise (my s meter hovers around 
s-8 - none of it in my QTH) and newly minted HAMs reluctant to make phone 
contacts due to age and poor hearing (yes that's me too). You have created the 
right solution at the right time.

Earle KM4ISN

> On Apr 5, 2018, at 10:49 AM, Joe Taylor <j...@princeton.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I write to remind you of the second public test of *FT8 DXpedition Mode* 
> scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 1400-1600 UTC.  You are cordially invited to 
> participate -- the more participants, the better!
> 
> Our main goal is to simulate pileups in which many "Hounds" call and attempt 
> to work a desirable rare DX station, the "Fox".  The test will help us to 
> improve our software so as to maximize the practical QSO rate in such 
> situations.  We hope you can be there and try to work both Foxes.
> 
> Here's the detailed schedule:
> 
> Date      UTC   Frequency    Fox Callsign  Operator
> ---------------------------------------------------
> April 7  1400   14.105 MHz    W1/KH7Z       N1DG
> April 7  1500   14.105        W7/KH7Z       AA7A
> 
> All participating stations must use program version WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc3. If you 
> don't yet have it, download links are available near the bottom of the page 
> here:
> https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html
> 
> [If you are compiling the program for yourself, be sure to use code revision 
> r8576 or later, taken from the repository's WSJT-X development branch.  All 
> revisions since r8576 will perform identically in FT8 DXpedition Mode.]
> 
> Detailed instructions for both Fox and Hound are posted here:
> http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf
> Some details in these instructions have changed, so be sure to read and 
> follow the latest instructions carefully!  Don't just try to wing it.
> 
> As you will know after reading the instructions, Fox can conduct up to 5 QSOs 
> simultaneously, using frequency slots spaced by 60 Hz.  Fox transmissions 
> always occur in the frequency range 300-900 Hz above dial frequency.
> 
> If you (as a Hound) can legitimately use more than one callsign -- your 
> spouse's call, club call, etc. -- feel free to work each Fox multiple times.  
> No dupe QSOs with the same call, though.
> 
> Real-time liaison will be available on the "Ping Jockey Relief" chat page 
> (PJB), https://www.pingjockey.net/cgi-bin/pingtalkB .  Everyone should 
> monitor this page for possible last-minute announcements of a frequency 
> change, etc.  To ensure that announcements from Fox stations are easily 
> visible, Hounds should monitor PJB but not post messages there during the 
> test.
> 
> The deepest pileups will help us tune the final-release software version for 
> optimum performance on both Fox and Hound sides.  After the test, please post 
> any comments you feel will be helpful to one of our two email forums, 
> wsjtgr...@yahoogroups.com or wsjt-devel@lists.sourceforge.net .  You will 
> need to be subscribed to the list in order to post there.
> 
> We sincerely hope you can join us for this test, and that you will work both 
> Foxes!
> 
>       -- 73, Joe, K1JT (for the WSJT Development Group)
> 
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