Updated 2018-03-23

Digital Modes

WSJT Software (off-site) provides a rich set of tools for the VHF operator including FT8, EME and Meteor Scatter.

Read this 2017 article by Marshall K5QE for tips: VHF+ Contesting and the Digital Modes (off-site)

Common Frequencies

In the Pacific Northwest, the VHF frequencies (our watering holes) for digital modes are:

  • 50.313 MHz for FT8
  • 144.174 MHz for FT8
  • 222.080 MHz for meteor scatter and other digital modes. There's not much regional activity on 220.
  • 435.075 MHz for digital modes. There's no regional activity except contests.

Questions and updates to our e-mail reflector (off-site) while these details get settled.