Hello, after years of saying I would never work FT8 I have finally taken the plunge and having a play. On average I run about 30 watts only on this mode and have had some success on 70cms along with the other bands.
Only thing I dont really understand is how the signal reporting works. For example what is the equivalent in comparison to RST. I note that most stations exchange minus figures in reports. Without getting complicated what does this all mean, is there a scale , say a minus 12 report is the same as a 529 or similar.
Would be interesting to know so I can judge how well my signals are getting out, but upon saying that have been amazed at who is hearing me via PSK Reporter.
Many Thanks for the link James, explains it well, a useful chart that gives the scale. Antenna for 70cms is a 7 ele ZLspecial, fixed towards SE up at about 15 feet. If band is open pulls in FT8 quite well