locked Re: 60 meters: Operating guidelines for FT8


Jim Cooper
 

On 21 Feb 2020 at 23:04, Seannon Baker (AG0NY) wrote:

This is why I question the legality
of FT8, it SPECIFICALLY STATES
EVERYWHERE PACTORIII, not PACTORIII
and other2k80J2D emissions.
specifically PACTORIII and PSK31. I
agree it "SHOULDN'T matter, but it
quite possibly DOES matter. also, it
SPECIFICALLY STATES PSK31, CW,
PACTORIII and RTTY on the band
charts*
The copy of the ARRL "US Amateur Radio Bands"
chart that I have, dated 4/25/2017, says:

"Permitted operating modes include upper sideband
voice (USB), CW, RTTY, PSK31 and other digital modes
SUCH AS [capitals are mine] PACTOR III."

The "such as" clearly does NOT restrict the modes
to only those digital modes specifically listed.

Join main@WSJTX.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.