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PSK31

Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 08:53
by Benny
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 ??

Re: PSK31

Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 11:01
by MrWeetabix
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 :-)

Re: PSK31

Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 18:16
by Benny
Hi Craig - it’s called PSKer.

Re: PSK31

Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 16:02
by Benny
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?

Re: PSK31

Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 16:59
by KlondikeMike
Benny wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 08:53
I fancy giving this a go , not really sure where to start. ?
"FT8 Mode is Latest Bright Shiny Object ..."
http://www.arrl.org/news/ft8-mode-is-la ... ital-world

Re: PSK31

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 17:25
by Benny
Got my first couple of contacts today. Love it!!!

Re: PSK31

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 18:24
by stanogs68
what is it ,do you feed your radio signal through your computer ?

Re: PSK31

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 23:16
by Benny
Yes , sort of.
The computer encodes and decoded what you type in and sends it through your radio and out through your antenna.

Re: PSK31

Posted: 10 Jan 2018, 19:10
by Martinedwards
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!