VK5ARG HF SDR Site: New FT8 Skimmer Installed

FT8 Multi-Band Skimmer

AREG has today added a new experiment to the club’s remote SDR site that can help monitor HF propagation and provide insights into where in the world the bands are currently open to. Using a 125-14 Red Pitaya multiband SDR and software from Pavel Demin (see here) AREG is now able to give you a near real time view of what FT8 signals are audible here in central southern Australia.

The Red Pitaya is on loan from Josh VK4JNA. Thank you for contributing this very interesting experiment to the project. It certainly provides an interesting insight into what bands are open when! You can access the output from the skimmer via the pskreprter.info website