First ‘serious’ FT8 contest this weekend….

ARRL reports a new contest – the FT8 Roundup – is set for the December 1–2 weekend

In the brand-new operating event, radio amateurs worldwide will contact and exchange information with other amateurs using FT8 on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Any station may work any other station. The exchange is signal report and state/province for US and Canadian participants. Non-US/VE stations will transmit a signal report and consecutive serial number starting with 001.

Additionally the ARRL RTTY Roundup on January 5–6 will, for the first time, permit the use of FT8 as well as traditional RTTY.

FT8 Roundup information

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