H44WA will be operating using FT8 in Fox/Hound mode, using WSJT-X. When conditions allow, we’ll be using multiple streams so we can have increased rates. Therefore, hounds, please call well above 1000Hz (i.e. 1050 or higher).
We should have adequate Internet service during the H44WA expedition; therefore, we have decided to use the ClubLog Live feature. Due to our remote location, please be aware that our Internet service will not always be available.
In an effort to combat piracy, the H44WA team will be beta-testing a new anti-spoofing technology developed by our team member/WSJT-X developer Brian Moran, N9ADG. This should help calling stations have confidence that they’re copying the real H44WA. We will be looking to the amateur radio community for feedback on its usefulness. As well as areas of improvement.
Here’s how it works:
H44WA will transmit CQs and work stations, and every few cycles will send a callsign followed by a 6 digit verification number:
010200 -3 0.1 300 - H44WA 695243
010200 -3 0.1 360 - CQ H44WA QI90
FT8 SPOOF PREVENTION FOR H44WA
This anti-spoofing feature uses time-based one-time passwords based on a key known only by H44WA and the www.9dx.cc website.