Well, had a great time on FT8 this past week. I learned to setup and work Fox and Hound and picked up three stations in Africa using it. Africa was coming in very good on 20 meters about 20-21 hrs UTC. So mid-afternoon here with very strong signals, like -3 decibels!
I spent all Sunday afternoon installing, setting up, and figuring out how to use JTAlert on WSJT-X. It’s a great add-on. But glad I started with just the main program and got well acquainted with it before stepping up to use the add-on.
Then I ran a Windows 10 update.
Everything worked fine until I shut the computer down at bed time. Had a sleepless night, and when I got up to play radio, WSJT wouldn’t transmit. Still working through that issue with the SignaLink. Last time I had to do a reinstall of windows to fix it :-(.
But I received eight new LOTW confirms:
Ghana (been chasing it for months, but it was easy on Fox and Hound)
and French Polynesia
Overall, this makes 90 LOTW confirms and three direct QSL cards received so far, so I only need seven more confirms for DXCC!
Fun, fun, fun!