An update on FT8

I was a ‘late starter’ to the FT8 mode. I only made my first FT8 contact on the 13th day of January this year (2023).

Since then I have made a total of (as I type this blog) 2,064 QSOs into 108 different DXCC entities.

The map below shows my FT8 contacts around the world.

DXCC worked on FT8

Below is a list of the DXCC entities I have worked on FT8

  1. Algeria
  2. Andorra
  3. Antarctica
  4. Argentina
  5. Asiatic Russia
  6. Australia
  7. Austria
  8. Azores
  9. Bahrain
  10. Belarus
  11. Belgium
  12. Belize
  13. Bolivia
  14. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  15. Brazil
  16. Bulgaria
  17. Canada
  18. Canary Islands
  19. Chile
  20. China
  21. Cocos Keeling Islands
  22. Colombia
  23. Corsica
  24. Crete
  25. Croatia
  26. Crozet Island
  27. Cuba
  28. Czech Republic
  29. Denmark
  30. Dominica
  31. Dominican Republic
  32. East Malaysia
  33. Ecuador
  34. England
  35. Estonia
  36. European Russia
  37. Federal Republic of Germany
  38. Fiji
  39. Finland
  40. France
  41. Gibraltar
  42. Greece
  43. Guadeloupe
  44. Guam
  45. Guernsey
  46. Haiti
  47. Hawaii
  48. Honduras
  49. Hong Kong
  50. Hungary
  51. India
  52. Indonesia
  53. Ireland
  54. Israel
  55. Italy
  56. Japan
  57. Jersey
  58. Kaliningrad
  59. Kazakhstan
  60. Kenya
  61. Kuwait
  62. Latvia
  63. Lebanon
  64. Lithuania
  65. Luxumbourg
  66. Madeira Islands
  67. Mexico
  68. Moldova
  69. Motenegro
  70. Netherlands
  71. New Caledonia
  72. New Zealand
  73. Northern Ireland
  74. Norway
  75. Oman
  76. Pakistan
  77. Panama
  78. Peru
  79. Philippines
  80. Poland
  81. Portugal
  82. Puerto Rico
  83. Republic of Korea
  84. Reunion Island
  85. Romania
  86. Sardinia
  87. Scotland
  88. Serbia
  89. Singapore
  90. Slovak Republic
  91. Slovenia
  92. South Africa
  93. Spain
  94. Sri Lanka
  95. Sweden
  96. Switzerland
  97. Taiwan
  98. Thailand
  99. Trinidad & Tobago
  100. Turkey
  101. Ukraine
  102. United Arab Emirates
  103. United States of America
  104. Uruguay
  105. Venezuela
  106. Vietnam
  107. Wales
  108. West Malaysia

Bands worked on FT8.

The majority of my contacts have been on the 20m band (619), followed by 40m (495) and closely following in third position is 15m (485). The graph below shows the number of FT8 contacts I have made per band.

Top 10 DXCC worked.

As far as countries (DXCC) worked, the majority has been with Japan (562), followed by USA (460), and then Indonesia _130). The graph below shows the Top 10 countries worked and the number of QSOs made into that country

Thank you.

I am having a lot of fun on FT8.

I would like to thank the following people who have either help me set up FT8, or have provided assistance re Ultimate AAC (software) re FT8 awards:

  1. John VK5BJE
  2. Peter VK3ZPF
  3. Ian VK1DI
  4. Keith VK2PKT