Technical Mentoring and Elmering Net – May 28, 2015

The Technical Mentoring and Elmering net on Thursday 5/28/15 yielded 9 check-ins plus net control Dave (K6HWN).

The timestamps below are best followed by downloading the Mp3 file here and listening with Windows Media Player.

00:08:00 – Jim (KK6SXB) started the net off asking questions of Brian (K6BPM) regarding setting up for digital modes. It seems that Jim has recently acquired two devices (SDRplay and Airspy boxes) that he’d like to use in setting up the ability to use digital ham radio modes with his computer. The HDSDR software he also acquired along with the correct supporting driver software will display 8+ MHz of any band on the computer screen giving you visibility of any signal there. So basically what he’s purchased should get him receiver and display capability but to actually practice digital modes on ham radio I believe he’d be lacking some other required components and setup.

00:13:45 – Brian (K6BPM) began by trying to understand the two devices and interpret what Jim is trying to accomplish. Most digital mode software out there requires a sound device that can handle input and output to act as a mic and speakers. The conversation was joined by Levi (K6LCM) and Eric (K6HMD) and all had comments and ideas about digital modes basics and how Jim might get the results he’s looking for. You can listen to or download the audio for the net here.

Tune in to the SBARC Technical Mentoring and Elmering Net next Thursday at 8:00 PM or 2000 Hrs  and see what interesting questions will arise or ask some of your own! All club members and visitors are encouraged to check in to the Technical Mentoring and Elmering net each week and join in with questions and /or answers to and contribute the knowledge of new and seasoned amateur radio operators alike.

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