From what I've read, packet is mostly used on upper sideband elsewhere, it's only on CB that it's used on FM, I guess because that was what was legal in Europe at the time. Now that we've got SSB though, I was thinking mid block USB, channel 30 maybe?
I will go wherever the signal is. However, I think there might be a frequency that is in current use, or at least one that has already been designated as a data mode frequency (and mode??). If there is, and someone will be along soon no doubt to tell us (or "we" could
), then we might as well use that one. You never know, we might catch some amazing DX while we're there. Otherwise, CEPT C30 USB is fine for me.
ChrisMagpie wrote:It'll probably be a while though, before more people here get tooled up for packet.
Well I for one have been testing some attenuated wiring to and from the rig and computer. So far I am able to TX and RX at the correct levels, according to the S meter and the computers "waterfall" RX meter. I am now just waiting for the 9 pin "serial" plug to arrive so that I can wire it so that the fldigi
software can control the PTT. When that arrives I will make up a proper "lead set" rather than the lash up I have been using for experimenting. So far this project has cost me about £4
John, on the S. Cheshire / N. Shropshire border. Muppet handle "Grey ghost" and on UK C25 most working days.
Don't just monitor, key up and talk, otherwise everyone thinks no one else is out there !!!