Re: WAS FT4 confirmation

Phil Cooper
 

Hi all,

 

Wes, yes, I agree that this is true, but IF you wish to chase WAS on FT4, it is a problem.

Out of the many FT4 contacts I have made, a good percentage of US stations have uploaded as DATA, MFSK, or RTTY, and so my WAS FT4 totals are suffering.

 

The issue is that (as was mentioned elsewhere) that the paid-for programs have not yet got into gear with FT4, whilst most - if not all - free programs have been updated to handle the new mode correctly.

 

73 de Phil GU0SUP

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Wes Attaway (N5WA)" <wesattaway@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 18:19
To: ARRL-LoTW@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] WAS FT4 confirmation

I agree, at least for now, these QSOs are all “digital” as far as LOTW totals are concerned.  This goes for RTTY, FT8, FT4 and whatever.

 

I think you should just keep your own totals for all these different modes.

 

 

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Wes Attaway (N5WA)

(318) 393-3289 - Shreveport, LA

Computer/Cellphone Forensics

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From: ARRL-LoTW@... [mailto:ARRL-LoTW@...] On Behalf Of roamer
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:33 AM
To: ARRL-LoTW@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] WAS FT4 confirmation

 

Wholehearted agree, Don! 

Dean, K7N


From: ARRL-LoTW@... <ARRL-LoTW@...> on behalf of DON GAIKINS via Groups.Arrl.Org <dgaikins=sbcglobal.net@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:29:18 AM
To: ARRL-LoTW@... <ARRL-LoTW@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] WAS FT4 confirmation

 

Are we going to see these ridiculous whining with every release of a new
digital mode??? And FT8, FT4 are just the beginning.?? FT4 will not be the
last or anywhere near the last.?? Group them all in digital and be done
with it!
Don W0VM


On 9/17/2019 4:11 PM, Phil Cooper via Groups.Arrl.Org wrote:
> It would appear that DX4WIN is not yet supporting the proper FT4 submode, as I have been chasing a few LoTW matches that have returned as DATA or RTTY.
> I do not use DX4WIN, so cannot be entirely sure, although the revision history on the website makes no mention of FT4 handling.
>
> As someone who is actively chasing FT4 WAS, it is a pain that these "paid for" programs have not yet fully implemented the correct mapping of FT4 for LoTW, yet almost all of the "free" software has!
>
> 73 de Phil GU0SUP
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ARRL-LoTW@... [mailto:ARRL-LoTW@...] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, W4TV
> Sent: 17 September 2019 19:04
> To: ARRL-LoTW@...
> Subject: Re: [ARRL-LoTW] WAS FT4 confirmation
>
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> There is no mention of support for <SUBMODE:#> nor for a specific fix to
> the "FT4 problem" in the HRD change log
> <https://development.hamradiodeluxe.com/changelog_page.php?project_id=0>
> for either the most recent public release(s) or development list for the
> next two interim (developmental) versions.
>
> 73,
>
>      ... Joe, W4TV
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> On 2019-09-17 12:56 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
>> + AA6YQ comments below
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>> Keep saying it and maybe some coders will actually listen and then fix. ??
>>
>> + To my knowledge, all actively-supported logging applications now correctly support <MODE:4>MFSK<SUBMODE:3>FT4
>>
>>             73,
>>
>>                     Dave, AA6YQ
>>
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