Get on the Air with HF Digital is a step-by-step guide that’ll get you started in the fascinating world of HF digital technology. Written in an easy to understand style, this book will show you how to set up and operate your own HF digital station.
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Get On the Air with HF Digital third edition by Steve Ford, WB8IMY, 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.
Station Hardware and Software: Building a station for HF digital operating is easier than you may think.
RTTY: Radioteletype is one of the oldest digital modes, but is still enjoyed by many hams.
FT8 and FT4: Get to know the undisputed kings of HF digital.
PACTOR: One of the most powerful error-free workhorses in the HF digital world.
WSPR: When you need to know how well your station is performing, or when you’re curious about propagation conditions, WSPR gives you the answers.
VARA and Winlink Express: Two software applications that will give you access to the Winlink email network from anywhere in the world.
JS8 and JS8Call: This mode and its accompanying software allow you to carry on conversations — and much more — even with low power and poor antennas.
PSK, Olivia, Contestia, and MFSK: Four powerful “legacy” modes still heard on the air today.