FT8 data from the noise

It’s truly amazing what can be accomplished with digital modes like FT8…


Have a look at this waterfall, it looks like the 10 meter band is dead, it only shows a few very faint signals in the 10 meter band:

Despite the weak signals, the FT8 program I use, WSJT-X managed to extract the data from the noise. I thought that was pretty amazing. I also checked two other bands, 20 and 40 meters:

As you can see, the signals here are a bit stronger, no problems here.

It seems to be somewhat contradictory with the condition indicator by GridTracker, another program I use to pin received stations on the world map: