Ten Steps on How to Work 3YØZ (Bouvet) With FT8 @Bouvet_3Y0Z @ea5bb @xe1ee @5k3w


Due to the relative newness of this mode, there is a need for operators to understand how to operate FT8 correctly and maximize their chances of getting into the 3YØZ log.

FT8 will not be a “primary” mode. We will use this mode when the band dies, or before it opens. If a band appears dead, watch for us on the FT8 transmit frequencies listed above. 3YØZ operations on FT8 will not use “normal” FT8 sequencing (read below). Using and understanding the following guidelines will maximize your success in making an FT8 (digital) contact with 3YØZ Bouvet.

First, your computer clock needs to be ACCURATE. Do not assume it is. An accurate time synch is mandatory for proper decoding and sequencing; http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pc-times-match-atomic-clock-sync-windows/ gives instructions on how to do this.

Download and install WSJT-X (Version 1.8.0-rc3 or newer) from http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html

Read the the FT8 Help files. ZL2IFB’s <Tips for FT8 DXers> is also extremely helpful.

4. We will NOT be using the normal FT8 band segments. To avoid QRMing normal FT8 activities, we will conduct our DXpedition FT8 activities just below the normal PSK segments (except on 6 meters). See our band plan above.

5. Do not transmit on our transmit frequency. Select a clear spot on the waterfall in the Wide Graph, do a <Shift, Left Click> on that clear spot to set your transmit frequency, and call us there. Check the box labeled “Hold Tx Freq” to keep your transmit frequency locked. We will not respond to callers on our transmit frequency.

6. Our transmit frequency may move around low in the passband, but that is OK. FT8 will decode the entire passband, and you will decode us wherever we transmit in that passband segment. Our moving around will also help deter DQRM.see us wherever we transmit in that passband segment. This will also help deter DQRM.

7. FT8 is a low power, weak signal mode. High power and/or “heavy” audio processing will only hinder your ability to make a contact.

8. Click the “Next” button under “Generate Std Msgs” for the “Tx2” message. This will allow you to call us with a signal report, rather than with your grid square. We will not respond to stations calling us with their grid square. Calling us with a signal report will reduce the number of sequences per QSO.

9. A typical exchange between KL7YL and 3YØZ will look like:

a.) Bouvet: K1ABC 3YØZ 73 (finishing a preceding contact)

b.) Vivien calls: 3YØZ KL7YL -06

c.) Bouvet answers with: KL7YL 3YØZ -02

d.) Vivien answers with: 3YØZ KL7YL RRR

e.) Bouvet answers: KL7YL 3YØZ 73

f.) The QSO is now complete and KL7YL is in the log. This took only one minute (four 15-second sequences) for a complete contact.


If you see 3YØZ return to someone else, stop transmitting by clicking the “Halt Tx” button on the FT8 control panel. Continuing to transmit during a QSO will NOT increase your chances of making a contact.” Immediately after seeing 3YØZ transmit a “73” to another station, click on the “Enable Tx” button to begin transmitting a signal report to 3YØZ.

Repeat until you are called by 3YØZ.

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Stations for CQWW SSB 2017 (Thanks Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW)

3V8SS Tunisia 33 M/S LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3XY4D Guinea 35 M/? F5RAV (d)
4L2M Georgia 21 SOSB 20M EA7FTR
4L0A Georgia 21 SOAB LoTW
4S7AYG Sri Lanka 22 M/S M0URX
4S7KLG Sri Lanka 22 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via EA5GL (C/e)
4S7BHG Sri Lanka 22 OH2BH
4U1A Austria 15 SOAB HP UA3DX
4W/OZ1AA Timor Leste 28 SOAB OZ1ACB
5X8C Uganda 37 SO ON6NL
5Z4/LZ4NM Kenya 37 SOAB
6Y1LZ Jamaica 08 M/? LZ1JZ
6Y4V Jamaica 08 M/2 LoTW; QSL via W4GE (d)
8P50B Barbados 09 SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL via KU9C (C)
8P5A Barbados 09 SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via HA1AG
9K2HN Kuwait 21 M/S LoTW
9K2K Kuwait 21 SOAB LoTW
9Y4D Trinidad & Tobago 09 SOSB 15M 9Y4D
9Y4W Trinidad & Tobago 09 M/S
A25A Botswana 38 NJ0F (d)
A31MM Tonga 32 SOAB LoTW; QSL via EA5GL
A44A Oman 21 M/M A47RS
A5A Bhutan 22 M/? JH1AJT; QSL via (C)
AH2R Guam 27 M/? LoTW
AH0K Mariana Islands 27 M/2 LoTW; QSL via OH6GDX (C)
B1Z China 23 M/? EA7FTR
B4T China 23 BA4TB
B7K China 23 BA4EG
B9K China 23 M/2 BA4EG
BM0DX Taiwan 24 M/S BM2JCC
BV2A/3 Taiwan 24 M/? QSL via CRA, PO Box 117-254,
Taipei, Taiwan
C4A Cyprus 20 M/2 LoTW; QSL via 5B4KH (C)
C6ARW Bahamas 08 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via N0HJZ (B/d)
CN2AA Morocco 33 M/S LoTW; QSL via UA2FM
CR5SSB Portugal 14 M/S CT1EOU
CR3Z Madeira 33 M/S LP CT3AB
D4C Cape Verde Islands 35 SOSB 20M
D4P Cape Verde Islands 35 SO LoTW
D4Z Cape Verde Islands 35 SOSB 15M
DA0WRTC Germany 14 M/S DJ9MH
DL/4X1DX Germany 14 M/? 4X6OM
E44WE Palestine 20 SOSB 15M SP9FIH
ED7R Spain 14 SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via EA7GX
ED8W Canary Islands 33 SOSB EA8DO
EE5T Spain 14 M/? EA5URT
EF7T Spain 14 M/S EC7AKV
EF9R Ceuta & Melilla 33 SO LoTW; QSL via EA5KB
EI6JK Ireland 14 SOAB EI6JK
ES9C Estonia 15 M/2 ES5RY
FG4KH Guadeloupe 08 F1DUZ
FY5KE French Guiana 09 M/S LoTW; QSL via FY1FL (d)
GJ2A Jersey 14 M/2 LoTW
GU3HFN Guernsey 14 SOAB LP GU3HFN (B)
HB0/DL5YM Liechtenstein 14
HC0E Ecuador 10 M/M HC1QRC
IO5O Italy 15 M/S IK5RLP
J68GD St. Lucia 08 LoTW; QSL via K9AW (d)
JT5DX Mongolia 23 M/2 JT1CO
KH7CW Hawaii 31 M/S LoTW; QSL via K2WR (B/d)
KH7M Hawaii 31 SOAB KH6ZM
MM1E Scotland 14 SOAB LP MM0GOR
OF5Z Finland 15 M/S LoTW
OH0X Aland Island 15 SOAB HP OH2TA
OP4K Belgium 14 M/? LoTW; QSL via OP4K (B/d)
P40T Aruba 09 SOAB HP VE3DZ
P40W Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d & B cards)
P49Y Aruba 09 SOAB LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PJ2T Curacao 09 M/S W3HNK
PJ4G Bonaire 09 M/? LoTW
PJ4K Bonaire 09 M/2
PJ4Q Bonaire 09 M/2 W4PA
PS2T Brazil 11 SOAB HP LoTW
PX2A Brazil 11 M/2
PZ5K Surinam 09 M/?
SI9AM Sweden 14 M/? SM3TIR; QSL also via ON3UN
T8ED Palau 27 SOAB LoTW
TF3CW Iceland 40 SOSB 40M LX1NO
TF3JB Iceland 40 SOSB 80M
TK9R Corsica 15 SOAB IK8UND
TO5A Martinique 08 M/2 LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ (d/REF-B/C);
V26B Antigua & Barbuda 08 M/M LoTW; QSL via KA2AEV (d)
V31VP Belize 07 SOAB HP WB0TEV (B/d/C)
V47JA St. Kitts & Nevis 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via W5JON (d)
V51/TA1HZ Namibia 38 SO LZ3HI
VA2ZM Canada 02 M/S VE2PGI
VK9CZ Cocos Keeling 29 M/2 N3SL
VP2MDG Montserrat 08 M/S K2DM (d)
VP5W Turks & Caicos 08 M/? LoTW; QSL via KD3TB
VR2FUN Hong Kong 24 M/S VR2FUN
VR2XAN Hong Kong 24 SOSB 160M VR2XAN
VY0ERC Canada 02 M/? M0OXO
YB0NDT Indonesia 28 SOSB 15M LoTW only
YE2A Indonesia 28 M/? LoTW
ZB2TT Gibraltar 14 SOAB LP
ZC4MK Cyprus SBA 20 G0KOM
ZF2ZE Cayman Islands 08 SO LoTW; QSL via NE8Z
ZF9CW Cayman Islands 08 SOAB LoTW; QSL via K5GO (d)
ZM4T New Zealand 32 M/2 LoTW; QSL via ZL3IO
ZX5J Brazil 11 SOAB NZ4DX
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX’s- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only

CTY-2711 Country Files – 20 October 2017 Tnx to Jim AD1C @xe1ee @ea5bb @g7vjr @dx_world @la7gia @m0urx @charlesm0oxo @ea1cs

20 October 2017 (CTY-2711)

VER20171020, Version entity is Madagascar, 5R

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* 9M4SAB, 9M4SJO, 9M4SJSL, 9M4SJST and 9M4SJSW are all East Malaysia, 9M6

* A61EI/ARS, A61FJ/ARS and A61Q/ARS are all United Arab Emirates, A6

* VP8ADE/B is Antarctica, CE9 in ITU zone 73

* KC4USV is Antarctica, CE9 in CQ zone 30, ITU zone 71

* AN92EXPO, EA9HU and EA9PD/7 are all Spain, EA

* EA2TW/8 is Canary Islands, EA8

* TO2SP is St. Barthelemy, FJ

* GB2DMR and GB4PS are both Northern Ireland, GI

* GB2KDR is Scotland, GM

* GB60SPS and GB6CRA are both Wales, GW

* 7Z1AL/ND is Saudi Arabia, HZ

* 4U7FOC is Italy, I

* N4FR is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8

* W8AT and WU0B are both United States, K in CQ zone 5, ITU zone 8

* AH0F is Guam, KH2

* KB6EGA, KC2PGW, KD0ZSP, KD7UV, KI7FUT and N6I are all Hawaii, KH6

* KB3JFK and KG5EQN are both Alaska, KL

* N4D is Puerto Rico, KP4

* LU2AFE/D, LU5FB/F and LW3EMP/L are all Argentina, LU

* LU2WA/W is Argentina, LU in ITU zone 16

* RI1F is Franz Josef Land, R1FJ

* TA1BZ/2 is Asiatic Turkey, TA


* R8MB/1/P and R9XAK/1/P are both European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20

* UB5O/2 is Kaliningrad, UA2

* RL5G/0 is in ITU zone 34, not ITU zone 23

* RL5G/8 is in CQ zone 17, not CQ zone 16

* RD17CW, RL19WF, RM19WF, RN17CW, RO19WF, RQ17CW, UB5O/8 and UB5O/9 are all Asiatic Russia, UA9

* UA9SUV/8 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20

* RT9S and UB5O/4 are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16

* RA3ET/9 and UE80AL are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31

* UB5O/0 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 23

* VA2ZM is Canada, VE in CQ zone 2, ITU zone 4

* VK6MB/5 is Australia, VK

* VK6AV/4 is Australia, VK in ITU zone 55

* VK9AR is Australia, VK in CQ zone 29, ITU zone 58

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* 9M4CRB and 9M4LHM in East Malaysia, 9M6

* EA5URE/P, EA8BFH/4 and EA8BFH/P in Spain, EA

* EA4LO/6 and EA5EZ/6 in Balearic Islands, EA6

* EA9CD/P in Ceuta & Melilla, EA9

* TX5JF in French Polynesia, FO

* FO5QS in Marquesas Islands, FO/m

* GB3HQ/YOTA in England, G

* GB5BL in Northern Ireland, GI

* GB0NHL, GB1OL, GB2AL, GB2GNL, GB2LBN, GB2LMG and GB2TNL in Scotland, GM

* GB0DS, GB0FHD, GB1BPL, GB4EUL and GB5AC in Wales, GW

* KH6TO, KH7R, KU4A, KZ2V, N0KVN, N1KW, N4JRG, N4SDB, N4UC, N7EO, NU4N, W0NA and WP2C in United States, K

* AB2AB, KA0RU, KE7GMC and W7GVC in Guam, KH2

* K0OUS, K5ZAI, KK6BRW and KM6BOQ in Hawaii, KH6

* AG5LN, AK4P, KG7SVM, KG7SVN, KH7BW, N1NJS, N6JM, NN4NN and W6LN in Alaska, KL

* LU1AW/X, LU5AM/D, LU5DMP/D, LU6DM/D and LW2DAW/D in Argentina, LU

* RI1FJ in Franz Josef Land, R1FJ

* R10KHL, R110A, R110A/P, R1382M, R1530IG, R1747PS, R17SMW, R1914P, R270ENG, R280TLT, R44QFF, R44QKO, R50ZKR, R55AGN, R7AB/P, R870K, R8CZ/4, R8WC/6, R9CZ/4, RA9SB/3, RG50IV, RG50KS, RG50PZ, RG50RW, RG50SU, RG50VL, RG50YR, RT9K/7, RU9CK/6/P, RU9MU/3, UA9XK/1 and UE74KUD in European Russia, UA

* R60SAT, R7AB/9, RA0UAC/8, RA70AA and RW3YC/9 in Asiatic Russia, UA9

* UN1A, UN1B, UN1C, UN1E, UN1F, UN1G, UN1I, UN1J, UN1K, UN1L, UN1M, UN1N, UN1O, UN1P, UN1Q, UN1R, UN1S, UN1T and UN1Z in Kazakhstan, UN

* VE7APF/3 in Canada, VE

* VK6NX/3 in Australia, VK

* JZ in Indonesia, YB

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