Thursday, January 17, 2019

HF, UHF, VHF DIGITAL MODES everything is here


So you are getting bored with CW, SSB and listening to people on the radio.

here is a Challenge: get into HF or UHF or VHF digital modes

PSK31, RTTY, JT65, FT8, and many more (these are the more popular ones.)


here is a list of digital modes and what each mode sounds like.
SOUND SAMPLES OF DIGITAL MODES

all digital modes use USB (uppersideband even 160,80,40,30)

FLDIGI supports CW, FELD HELL, PSK31, olivia, rtty, sstv and lots more

WSJTX supports JT65, JT9, WSPR, FT8 and others


dimension4 is what sync's your computer to everyone else on the frequency


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it is the easy thing you have done since you got your license
all you need is the following:

1. radio hf/uhf/vhf
2 computer if no soundcard then $3.00 usb thumbdrive soundcard works
3. antenna
4. FREE software: FLDIGI, WSJTX
5. FREE software: time sync
6. (sound card interface-TNC) this converts audio to digital and back digital to audio
soundcard interface/TNC = Rigblaster or Microham or Signalink


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so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup
even if you do not have all pieces stated above
just listen to 14.070 and get a feel for what the software looks like
and what it is trying to do.



it just takes persistence!

make sure your ALC meter stays on 0 (if it is moving then there is something wrong!)

power out must be below 20 watts ( i use 5 watts most of the time)

a few handy websites:

http://hamspots.net/FT8/
http://hamspots.net/jt65/

www.pskreporter.info


http://www.obriensweb.com/sked/index.php?board=digitalradio


if you use Ham Radio deluxe or DxLab it works with those also.

you are more than welcome to peruse everything and comment about all or any of the items.

9/7/17 List of ham radio software FREE https://nl9222.home.xs4all.nl/digisoft.htm


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Come to YL - OP Net to get your PSK31 running live on
the weekly net. We will get your PSK31
installed and get your setup running

list of information and pieces needed before joining the net

1. HF radio 14.070
2 computer if no soundcard then $3.00 usb thumbdrive soundcard works
3. antenna hf antenna for 20 meters
4. FREE software: FLDIGI and FLRIG
5. FREE software: time sync
6. (sound card interface-TNC) this converts audio to digital and back digital to audio
soundcard interface/TNC = Rigblaster or Microham or Signalink
7. ******* com port for TNC ********
8. ******* com port for audio ********


note: newer radios do not need the soundcard interface.

so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup YOU MUST KNOW YOUR COM PORTS
even if you do not have all pieces stated above.

just listen to 14.070 and get a feel for what the software looks like
and what it is trying to do.

FLDIGI AND FLRIG www.w1hkj.com
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ka1uln@arrl.net

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