JS8 QSO Party

Saturday, 10 November 2018

JS8 Mode on All Bands


The JS8 QSO Party is a chance to get on the air with JS8 and make some contacts every month. Whether you like a quick exchange or a long rag-chew, this event is for you. We have a lot of great, patient operators in the group, so the environment should be very welcoming!

The event will be held monthly on the Second Saturday of the month. Each month will have a theme or goal.

NOVEMBER 2018: Miles/Kilometers per watt
Try starting your QSO with your normal station RF output and then see if you can dial it down to break 100, 500, or 1000+ miles/kilometers per watt.
Normally, a 50% reduction of your power output should be about 3dB difference, so see if the Sun & ionosphere cooperate and follow that rule of thumb.
Report back to the group with what kind of distance you were able to achieve (for bragging rights).

Remember, these events are not contests, so all amateur bands are open for use. Now might be the time to break out your 30m delta loop or 17m hamstick or 12m bed springs!

Sticking to the theme is nice, but remember that with JS8 we have the freedom of free-text. So, feel free to QSY to a clear frequency, rag chew and/or talk about anything you want.

I hope to see some of y’all on the air. Let me know if I can help in the meantime!


Jordan / KN4CRD