Be sure to try and work the Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition and VP6D – Ducie Island is a small tiny island in the South Pacific Ocean that is part of the Pitcairn Islands. The remote expedition runs from Oct 20th – Nov 3 2018.
The MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2018 just finished up March 24, 2018. Looking over the content that was presented it sure looked like a fantastic event. No surprise that it was sold out. If you mouse on over to this link: http://www.microhams.com/mhdc/ you can get access to the decks and info that was presented from such contributors like Joe Taylor (K1JT) author of FT8 and Guus van Dooren (PE1PLM) creator of the DVMEGA and several others.
Steve(K9AN) and Joe(K1JT) have developed a potential new mode for WSJT-X. They are calling the mode “FT8” (Franke-Taylor design, 8-FSK modulation)