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Subject: My thoughts about FT8/M....

Message: Yes, I tried it. It doesn't work as good as at home for obvious reasons. A marginal mob.antenna and less than full power just isn't the same as my home station. My thoughts: If you are doing FT-8/4, UPGRADE to ver 2.2.2. It decodes so much faster and you can use any computer. My IC-7000 in the car gets hot with full duty cycling required by FT-8. I am thinking FT-4 would be easier on the radio, but it doesn't hear as well as FT-8.Today I was at 60 watts to protect my radio, and therefore some of you couldn't hear me. Once I kicked it up to 100, I got a few good contacts. Oregon and Washington coasts are very difficult under normal circumstances, so difficult to evaluate today's attempt on just this try. I was able to hear AJ5ZX, N1API, AA8R, W4YDY, KA4RRU, Nu0Q, W9DC, W5JAC, N0KV and K1RO without difficulties. Not able to complete with each however. Hopefully next time. Maybe time to upgrade mobile radio from IC-7000 to 7300.

Call: N7JPF 7/16/2020

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