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Get Started with FT8 – An Introduction for Beginners | WSJT-X Ham Radio

FT8 is a mode in the WSJT-X software developed by Dr Joe Taylor K1JT. In this video I show how to get started and make contacts with FT8, introduction for new beginners and even a pro tip how I know from a quick glance if the bands are open.

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0:00 An Introduction for Beginners
0:28 What is FT8?
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4:16 Get Your Timing Right!
5:12 Setting up WSJT-X for the FT8 Mode
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