Showing posts with label PSK31. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PSK31. Show all posts

Monday, August 8, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

UPS Delivery Notification

My package from HRO that I mentioned on Wednesday arrived last night.

Another small hint since I'm not ready for the unveiling just yet: 14.070 MHz.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shipping Confirmation from Ham Radio Outlet

That was the title of an e-mail I received this morning. Something fun is on its way to Brick's shack.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

PSK31 (and Ham Apps for Droid)

For a while now, I've been thinking about playing around with the digital modes - specifically PSK31. Unfortunately, the Small Wonder Labs PSK31 kits have been discontinued:
"The PSK-series transceiver is discontinued effective immediately. There will be a successor- schedule is uncertain."
So that option is out for now. I came across several ham apps for the Droid phone by Wolphi LLC that included DroidPSK - PSK31 in addtion to others like a Morse code trainer, DX beacon, DX cluster, etc. I thought "Great! I can play with that." - until I saw that DroidPSK app was $5. I'm pretty cheap when it comes to nickel and dime stuff that I may not use very long.

That led me to another search that turned up K7AGE's "Introduction to PSK31 - Receiving." He makes it look really easy to start recieving - even without any special equipment. All you need is the DigiPan software, your computer, and your radio.

He also posted a video with some sample PSK31 signals, so you can test the DigiPan install without even needing a radio. As usual, hams come up with cheap ways to do ham stuff.

I still may shell out $100 bucks to get a SignaLink USB, so I can Tx. (I know, I know... I won't spend $5 on the app, but will spend $100 on the hardware. Does not compute. Does not compute.)