I am pleased to announce that Dom Mallozzi, N1DM, will give a presentation introducing the FT4 and FT8 digital modes in September! This will cover basic install and operation of the software, and Dom hopes that this will help new users avoid pitfalls. Dom will show actual QSOs as well so you can understand how the exchange works.
Dom has been licensed for 48 years and active on FT8, DMR, CW, construction projects, etc. He’s trustee of the Natick RACES repeater on 447.675. Recently, he has planned constructing an antenna system for amateur satellites so he can enjoy that mode again. Retired in 2019 (Electrical Engineer) he stays busy as the radio engineer for the Natick Fire and Police departments as well!
Your President has been scrambling trying to get all his ducks in a row to finally operate FT8 after seeing all the juicy DX go by on the spots lately. I’m almost there! So I will be trying my best to pay attention to Dom’s slides – I hope the turnout will be great and even if you are already on FT8 I bet you will learn some optimum settings you did not know. Of course Dom will take time for Q&A! Thanks, Dom!
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I am looking forward to “seeing” many of you Wednesday 9/2/20.
President, Billerica Amateur Radio Society