The FT8DMC was founded 12.July 2017 by Jo Engelbrecht, OE6VIE and Hannes Grünsteidl, OE1SGU after recognising the fast growth and the need for a club for FT8. Our aim is to provide a worldwide meeting point and platform for users of FT8 and similar modes, especially for newcomers and less-experienced amateur radio operators and SWLs. Within only 2 days, we already had more than 100 members and the new award program has been launched shortly after. Now we count more than 21.700 members from more than 148 DXCC entities. Everyone with an open mind and interest for FT8 is welcome to join our club. For us FT8 is a valuable addition to the other established modes in Amateur Radio. We also see FT8 as a chance for those challenged to cope with various difficulties modern society brings. Many of our members are all-rounders and FT8 is a new challenge for them.
All FT8DMC members are eligible to participate in various club’s activities and award programes.
At the moment more than 200 different awards are available and nearly 2 million awards have been issued. All our team members are volunteers and we do not have any financial interest, donations to cover cost for server, SSL, maintenance and club related activities are most welcome. 
Jo Engelbrecht OE6VIE
Hannes Grünsteidl OE1SGU