Monday, February 19, 2018

Worked the "HF Voyager" Autonomous Ocean-going Drone - KH6JF/MM

I'm still in the midst of learning about the FT8 digital mode.  A couple days ago, I was playing with FT8 on 20m and saw a CQ from KH6JF/MM.  As I learned before, the /MM designates it as a maritime mobile.  I also noted that the CQ call had a grid square of CK09.  Thinking it was a ship, I answered the CQ call with the quick FT8 exchange and logged it.

It wasn't until later on when I was looking for information about the ship I had just logged that I realized it was in fact an autonomous ocean-going drone on a mission from Hawaii to California with an on-board HF rig working digital modes.  Wow! What a surprise!

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