By Murray Greenman, ZL1BPU
This is the book for every person who is interested in Amateur Radio Digital Modes, as it is simply the most complete book yet written on this subject.
Written by a leading expert on digital modes this book describes serial transmission and various data and error correction techniques. It explains the differences between a bit, a byte and a symbol, the baud and BPS, Baudot and ITA2. The history of digital modes is covered along with reviews all the important modes and tools available for PC sound card. The book also describes the performance of each mode under different propagation conditions, explains what these conditions are, and how to manage them.
As well as over 100 excellent illustrations, there are extensive appendices of technical information. These include precise and carefully illustrated details of how to set up the computer and sound card for digital modes. Glossaries of digi-mode terms and an extensive reference section of books, papers, software and web sites related to digital modes.
With this book you will be able to:
· Set up your computer effortlessly, using hints to avoiding all the pitfalls
· Learn how to connect the computer and radio together safely and simply
· Learn where to find all the software you need, at no cost
· Operate exciting real-time QSOs, working across town or around the world
· Learn which modes to use, which are best for certain conditions
· Operate visual modes, such as Hellschreiber, FAX and SSTV
Written for the average radio amateur through to the seasoned digital mode expert, this book is a must for everyone!
2002 Edition, RSGB, paperback, 208 pages, size 240x174mm ISBN 1-872309-82-8