Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor K1JT Discusses “Beyond FT8”

Submitted by KA2PBT on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:14

The FLARC 2019 Speaker Series is honored to have as its March speaker Joe Taylor K1JT who will speak on the topic "Beyond FT8."

Joe Taylor was first licensed as KN2ITP in 1954, and has since held call signs K2ITP, WA1LXQ, W1HFV, VK2BJX and K1JT. He was Professor of  Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts from 1969 to 1981 and since then Professor of Physics at Princeton University, serving there also as Dean of the Faculty for six years and retiring in 2006.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993 for discovery of the first orbiting  pulsar, leading to observations that established the existence of gravitational waves. After retirement he has been busy developing and enhancing digital protocols for weak-signal communication by Amateur Radio, including  JT65, WSPR, and FT8. He chases DX from 160 meters through the microwave bands.

The talk will be held  on Friday, March 15 at 7PM at:

The Fair Lawn Senior Center

11-05 Gardiner Rd

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410


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