By Steve Ford, WB8IMY
Join the Ranks of Digital Amateur Radio Operators
Get On the Air with HF Digital third edition by Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and includes everything you need to set up a station and get on the air using a variety of digital modes. You'll learn how to make contacts using 11 different digital modes, including the lightning-fast PACTOR system, the weak-signal WSJT-X modes, and relative newcomers like VARA and JS8Call.
You will find lots of useful material included in Get On the Air with HF Digital starting with the station hardware and software which is much easier than you may think. You move on through RTTY (Radioteletype) one of the oldest digital modes, but is still enjoyed by many before moving onto FT8 and FT4, the undisputed kings of HF digital. There is information on PACTOR which is still one of the most powerful error-free workhorses in the HF digital world and WSPR for when you need to know how well your station is performing, or when you're curious about propagation conditions. There are sections dedicated to VARA and Winlink Express, applications that will give you access to the Winlink email network from anywhere in the world. Of course JS8 and JS8Call and its accompanying software allow you to carry on conversations and much more with low power and poor antennas. Lastly the book covers the powerful legacy modes PSK, Olivia, Contestia, and MFSKwhicch are still heard on the air today.
Size:184x228mm 144 pages