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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