The popularity of HF digital communications among Amateur Radio operators continues to grow rapidly. A few watts of RF power are all it takes to work the world – digitally!
Fully updated, the second edition of Get on the Air with HF Digital is a step-by-step guide that’ll get you started in the fascinating world of HF digital technology. Written in an easy to understand style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station. The text includes instructions for configuring software programs for popular modes such as PSK31, RTTY, FT8 and JT65. You’ll also learn about other digital communication modes such as MFSK, Olivia, PACTOR, and WSPR. It’s a fun and easy way for beginners to get on the air!
Let’s Build an HF Digital Station
An HF digital station boils down to three essential pieces: a radio, a computer and a device that ties them together.
Enjoy text chats throughout the world with low power and minimal antennas.
RTTY may be an old operating mode, but it’s still the champ when it comes to contesting and DX hunting.
The “WSJT Modes:” FT8 and JT65
You’ll be astonished at how low you can go with FT8 and JT65. High power and big antennas are definitely not required!
MFSK and Olivia
With these two modes you’ll still be chatting when all others have given up.
When your message must get through error free, PACTOR is a great way to go.
Transmissions are strictly one-way, but the results are fascinating!
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