The following is a list of the modes of radio communication used in the amateur radio hobby. Amateurs use a variety of voice, text, image, and data communications modes over radio. Generally new modes can be tested in the amateur radio service, although national regulations may require disclosure of a new mode to permit radio licensing authorities to monitor the transmissions. Encryption , for example, is not generally permitted in the Amateur Radio service except for the special purpose of satellite vehicle control uplinks.
A friend of mine and I were chatting a few months ago about maker and hacker communities taking interest in Amateur Radio. While we see many getting their Technician class licenses and even upgrading, we are not seeing many put their new licenses to use. So we discussed revisiting a digital mode project I worked on a year ago and packaging it as a workshop that gives new Hams a taste of digital modes and inspires them to be active with it. The station and a laptop running a currently supported operating system would be the only pre-requisites. Truth be told, most Amateur Radio digital modes these days are developed for and used on HF to address resilience to band conditions. Participants should have purchased all hardware in advance of the workshop. The Baofeng Audio cable has a K2 connector to the radio on the one end and a 3.
Digital modes on the amateur radio bands. There are many digital modes used in amateur radio that some ops have never used or even heard of so this page contains a listing of the various digital modes available to us. There are also various frequencies where these digital modes may be found. The mode frequencies are on this page: digital mode frequencies. Be sure to read up on the digital modes frequencies, especially for the Olivia digital mode as it will make a difference whether or not you can make any contacts on the mode.
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