PSK31

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Post by Benny » 21 Dec 2017, 08:53

I fancy giving this a go , not really sure where to start. ?
There is an APP for iPhone which decodes and encodes - removing the need for a computer - has anyone tried this ??
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Post by MrWeetabix » 21 Dec 2017, 11:01

Benny wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 08:53
I fancy giving this a go , not really sure where to start. ?
There is an APP for iPhone which decodes and encodes - removing the need for a computer - has anyone tried this ??
Not used the app matie... what's it called though, could be interesting for mobile ops :-)
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Post by Benny » 21 Dec 2017, 18:16

Hi Craig - it’s called PSKer.
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Post by Benny » 27 Dec 2017, 16:02

It works - but it’s a bit awkward tbh.
What do I need to do this properly?
I’ve been looking at various interfaces - what’s going to work best with it an Icom 703?
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Post by KlondikeMike » 27 Dec 2017, 16:59

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Post by Benny » 09 Jan 2018, 17:25

Got my first couple of contacts today. Love it!!!
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Post by stanogs68 » 09 Jan 2018, 18:24

what is it ,do you feed your radio signal through your computer ?
computers mess with my brain !

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Post by Benny » 09 Jan 2018, 23:16

Yes , sort of.
The computer encodes and decoded what you type in and sends it through your radio and out through your antenna.
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Post by Martinedwards » 10 Jan 2018, 19:10

I use a PC some wires and a latching push on push off switch for the PTT.

No interface, no fancy fun and games.

for the total noob, its a system like RTTY, where the op sends pre typed text.

purists will say its a bit "rubber stamp", but it allows contacts over long distances with low power.

I tend to dip in and out....

another big advantage is that you can sit in a room with the XYL and she can't hear anything, while you're racking up a load of contacts!

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