locked FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency


Dick- K9OM
 

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots during this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM


K4NDN
 

Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM





--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN


Joe WB9SBD
 

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM





--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


K4NDN
 

The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM





--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...





--
K4NDN


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests. That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:

FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-
FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands
(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):
1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340
When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >
FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands
(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):
1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350
When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?
On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM


K4NDN
 

Good information. Is there a way to verify this?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:55 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests. That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:



FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-



FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >


FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM






--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN


Dave Garber
 

listen on the air and monitor the cq fd . the only way i know

Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:59 PM K4NDN <e.evans1369@...> wrote:

Good information. Is there a way to verify this?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:55 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests. That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:



FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-



FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >


FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for
field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that
no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a
F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM






--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN






Jerry (KB2GCG)
 

They perhaps haven’t specified them for Field Day as technically FD is not a contest. It’s an emergency preparedness exercise.

Jerry
KB2GCG

On Jun 23, 2022, at 4:59 PM, K4NDN <e.evans1369@...> wrote:

Good information. Is there a way to verify this?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:55 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests. That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:



FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-



FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >


FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM






--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN





Kermit Lehman
 

I always operate FT modes in FD and all my contacts have always been in the normal FT sub-bands. 

There may be activity elsewhere, but I kind of doubt it.

73,
Ken, AB1J

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry <deawarej96@...>
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 23, 2022 10:59 pm
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

They perhaps haven’t specified them for Field Day as technically FD is not a contest. It’s an emergency preparedness exercise.

Jerry
KB2GCG
On Jun 23, 2022, at 4:59 PM, K4NDN <e.evans1369@...> wrote:

Good information. Is there a way to verify this?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:55 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests.  That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:



FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-



FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >


FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM






--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN





Rich - K1HTV
 

1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
It should read:
1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.8366) ......not 1840
73,
Rich - K1HTV


Tom Loughney
 

Since the ARRL specifically says that Field Day is NOT a contest, I would plan to use regular frequencies. We do submit a score sheet for FD, but they say that it is to compare performance under different conditions with different setups and different people. I like "scoring well" and always compare to previous years, but that is not the be all end all of Field Day. To me it is a failure if 1 - We do not have fun and 2 - We do not get new people interested in Ham Radio and 3 - Sometimes there is food! I think Hams worldwide know this is FD weekend in the US and CA. Actual contests are a little more intense. If you want to contest, try the King of Spain contest that is also this weekend. I will be on FT8 & FT4 & SSB from K4LM in Jupiter, FL. We are 4A with 3 towers and 10-40 beams for CW/FT modes and SSB and a 6-meter beam.

Hope to log everyone, good luck and 73,

AJ4XM, Tom Loughney, SBE, IEEE
Vice-President, Quarter Century Wireless Association
ARRL VE Team Leader
ARRL & Laurel VE
ARRL & W5YI Instructor
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Life Member


Pat
 

I don’t plan on or have used the normal ft frequencies in the past years, for non FD op’s call and slow down my count. There was a lot of tones on the contest frequency.


Bill M
 

Hmmm maybe special Field Day frequencies would work for SSB also...hmmm...maybe not(TIC)

Just a thought.

Bill W2CQ


Jim Brown
 

On 6/24/2022 11:34 AM, Tom Loughney via groups.io wrote:
Since the ARRL specifically says that Field Day is NOT a contest, I would plan to use regular frequencies.
ARRL is full of it. FD was a contest when I first worked it in 1956. Their declaration that it is not was a huge mistake. It was my first contest, and a gateway drug. W8FUM was my mentor, and he trained me well.

73, Jim K9YC