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Offline G0BVZ

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Hi folks
« on: May 23, 2014, 20:36:11 UTC »
I'm sorry I've been inactive over the last 2 months.  I was ill but I'm getting some energy back so now I have to start working on getting fit again.

To mark my return I've put a new post in the digital section. It's about FreeDV which is a digital voice over HF mode which is said to be effective at QRP levels.  There are three things about the mode which make it interesting:-

1) It is inexpensive.  Any hf rig capable of ssb is fine. You don't have to buy a special rig.
2) You need a Windows or Linux computer with two sound cards and the free program + codec
3) Apart from the connecting leads, that's all.  ...And probably a LOT of patience.

This may become a major mode in the future, just as did SSB in the days of AM dominance.  I believe it would be a good idea to keep an eye on this mode and to see how it develops.

Good to be back.   ;D