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K5TLF

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Digital Ham Radio
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:20:23 PM »

Digital Modes: What are you using?


I personally run P25, MotoTRBO, and Dstar (I will be replacing this with a p25 radio however)
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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 05:40:06 PM »

I just started using the digital modes.  My only contacts so far have been on PSK31.  Looking forward to trying some of the other modes.
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K5TLF

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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 04:27:42 PM »

I have actually never done digital HF. I think I would be a fan tho.
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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 05:24:59 AM »

I think I've tried most of the 'digital' modes at one time or another.  I have PSK and SSTV capability now but don't use either very often.  The digital voice modes I have very little interest in at all, just none in common amateur use around here.  Doubt if there will be in the fore$eeable future.
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K5TLF

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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 07:32:22 AM »

I completely understand.
Most of the hams around here refuse to spend any money on equipment or put in another analog repeater that just sits in silence...

We have a few new "young" hams that are more interested in the hobby. So hopefully that will help things around here.
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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 05:36:01 PM »

I run JT65A when I am in the middle of doing various other things (like writing a column).  It is a great DX mode, during even marginal propagation conditions.

I also run Olivia - in various configurations - because it is resilient during marginal conditions.  While it is a slower mode, it is very reliable.

CW is another "digital" mode that does not require a computer.  I enjoy that.

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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 07:06:04 PM »

I mostly run PSK-31 or JT-65A. I have been dabbling in Hellschreiber lately too. I haven't made a QSO on it yet though.

I still have to try Olivia but I plan to soon.
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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 11:44:17 AM »

Almost all my HF activity is PSK-31, and i still use AX.25 Packet on VHF fairly often.

Used to run RTTY, but really like PSK-31 using Digipan.

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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 10:55:38 AM »

I ordered the Tigertronics USB interface from DX Engineering.  It should be here on Monday.  I am excited to test it out and run some PSK and JT65 with it.  I am sure I will need some help. I plan on using DM780 since that is what is installed on the computer for my FT2000.


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Re: Digital Ham Radio
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 06:19:12 PM »

I've played around with the digital modes for a couple years. Mostly a listener, because I'm a terrible typist for live QSOs. I'm using a USB SignaLink with an FT897D. I use DM780 and FLDIGI software. FLDIGI is mostly used for NBEMS functions. There are NBEMS NETS on VHF/UHF and HF. There is also weekly test transmissions from Voice of America using AM on HF and the FLDIGI software. Check out www.VOAradiogram.net for details.  Bottom line... Lots of fun!!  :)
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