Wednesday, June 13, 2018
All KG4's Are Not Guantanamo Bay
I've gotten a couple emails asking me why I show up as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in their FT8 software...
I assure you I'm not in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. My software is also not configured incorrectly. I am in the U.S. in the state of Georgia in grid square EM84. I guess there is a bug in some FT8 software with regards to KG4 callsigns.
All KG4's are not from Gitmo. The FCC issued KG4XXX in "4 land" in 2001. I got my callsign in 2001 and kept the same call all these years and up to the Amateur Extra Class. I believe Guantanamo Bay calls are KG4XX (2x2 only).
WSJT-X 1.9 has a fix for this, I'm not sure about any others.
73 de KG4LST - EM84 Georgia
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