RRRA CW Operators are encouraged to participate in the North American (CW) QSO Party from 1800 UTC August 4 to 0600 UTC August 5, 2018.
The 12 hour format of this QSO Party allows participants to do some great contesting yet still have time for other activities during the weekend.
Participants should visit the NCJ North American QSO Party page for contest rules, information, and other resources.
ARRL, The national association for Amateur Radio, reports that Significant Changes [are] in Store for FT8 and MSK144 with WSJT-X Version 2.0:
WSJT-X co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, has announced that major changes are coming to the FT8 and MSK144 digital protocols when WSJT-X version 2.0 arrives in a few months. Taylor said version 2.0 should be ready for prime time by January.
There is now another digital repeater available in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area: the KD0IOE DMR/YSF repeater at 444.625+ CC1. This repeater is an MMDVM based system that currently has DMR and YSF enabled, with both timeslots available. It is located at my West Fargo home, linked to the Internet and available for public use.
Please contact me at if you have any specific questions about my setup.