Yesterday was when Tom AB7WT completed his first month of using his uBITx on the air and it’s been 100% FT8.
After one month, Tom has had 252 FT8 contacts!
This has been achieved with a modest random length end-fed 59 ft antenna with one end up in a tree. He’s worked 80m, 60m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, & 15 meters.
Almost all contacts have been using 4 watts or less. The results have
been great. It includes 45 of 50 US states confirmed toward Worked All States (WAS). He is still trying to nail down those last 5 states. Tom has worked New Zealand, Australia, Russia AS, Samoa, Cuba, Japan,
So, he’s been very happy with FT8. He’ll be even happier when
the sunspot cycle turns upwards …..:)
Are there other happy op stories out there?