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Amateur Radio Digital Modes. PSK31. AMTOR. PACTOR. HF PACKET. G-TOR. PACTOR. HELLSCHREIBER. RTTY. CLOVER. MT63. CW. MFSK16. Why this presentation?. 1. Add value to our meetings. 2. Educate hams about digital communications. 3. Improve Emcomm participation.

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Amateur radio digital modes

Amateur Radio Digital Modes

PSK31

AMTOR

PACTOR

HF PACKET

G-TOR

PACTOR

HELLSCHREIBER

RTTY

CLOVER

MT63

CW

MFSK16

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Why this presentation

Why this presentation?

1. Add value to our meetings.

2. Educate hams about digital communications.

3. Improve Emcomm participation.

4. Get hams motivated about digital communications.

5. Provide hands-on experience

6. Preparation for a local PSK31 net

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Why digital modes

Why Digital Modes

  • Efficient use of band width.

  • Efficient use of power.

  • Provide more capability for Technician Class Licensees

  • A more “secure” method of passing traffic

  • Generate more use of our bands – “use them or lose them”.

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What do you need

What do you need?

  • Transceiver for the band desired

  • Laptop/Desktop with sound card*

  • Hardware interface between computer and radio

  • Software – Readily available & free

  • Receiving

  • You do not need the interface

  • Typically 1/8” stereo audio cable RadioShackModel: 42-2387 $7.50

  • Software - Digipan or WinPSK or CWGet

  • Computer 

1/8” stereo phone plug audio cable

Mic In

Spkr Out

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http://www.tigertronics.com/

http://www.westmountainradio.com/

http://www.digipan.net

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$120

May require radio specific adapter ~$10

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Rigblaster Nomic Flowchart

Computer

Interface

Radio

USB Port

Serial In

Mic/Line In

Spkr Out

Headphone/Line Out

Audio In

Mic Out

Mic/Data In

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$60

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Interface uses jumpers to configure different radios/manufacturers

Example: Nomic jumper setup

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Rigblaster Plus $160

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TigerTronics SignalLinkUSB $100-105

USB Cable

Cable – Mic or data

Built in sound card Uses only 2 cords Power from USB

May use data port

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Amateur radio digital modes 1202030

TigerTronics SignaLink USB

WMR RigBlaster Nomic

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PSK31

2 Meter Band FM: 145.55

2 Meter Band SSB: 144.144

6 Meter Band: 50.125

10 Meter Band: 28.110 - 28.125 Mhz 12 Meter Band: 24.920 - 24.930 Mhz 15 Meter Band: 21.060 - 21.080 Mhz17 Meter Band: 18.100 - 18.110 Mhz20 Meter Band: 14.060 - 14.080 Mhz30 Meter Band: 10.130 - 10.145 Mhz40 Meter Band: 7.060 - 7.080 Mhz 80 Meter Band: 3.620 - 3.640 Mhz

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CWGet & CWType

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