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Questions tagged [digital]

Transmission of digital signals over Amateur Radio, including modes like PSK-31, RTTY, JT-65, JT-9, etc.

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Digital Modes Transmission Traffic Comparisons

I am looking for data that compares the number of transmissions per month or year among the various digital modes such as DMR, D-star and Fusion. I want to see how popular these technologies have ...
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What equipment do I need to receive radio and connect to PC for listening

A great many moons ago, I spent a 24 hour period with a HAM radio connected to a PC, and listening to transmissions from a massive number of sources. Some of the transmissions included Morse, RTTY, ...
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Is Morse code a digital, binary mode?

At first glance Morse code looks like a digital mode - there are dits and dahs, two values which contain the information of the transmission. Alternatively, at any point in time there either is a ...
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What is the minimum equipment necessary to get on the air with FT8?

To the extent that FT8 is a way to bring people into the hobby or re-ignite passion among those who haven't been on the air in a while, what's the easiest way to get someone on the air with this new ...
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How to scan while avoiding digital/noise frequencies?

Is there an established way of scanning frequencies, while avoiding listening to digital signals or static? For example, is there a scanner on the market which will allow you to blacklist a specific ...
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Amateur Radio Long Distance Data Communication

My friends and I are going off to college ~180 miles/290 kilometres apart. As a project, we are looking into creating a data communication connection between our two schools. Our requirements would be:...
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What equipment do you need to make Yaesu WIRES-X work?

I know you need a digital radio like FTM100DR and you need the HRI-200 internet link. Do you also need a WIRES-X repeater?
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Receiving audio output from IC-9100 through USB port

Can someone please give me a clue here? I'm having problems receiving data from the IC 9100 radio. I want to receive ax25 packets using FSK G3RUH modulation with an IC-9100 radio. It is configured ...
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How to decode a message with unknown bit rate in interstellar signal

I have a question about FSK modulation I'm going to frame in terms of a hypothetical: Imagine that you are transmitting a message to an ET in another solar system. The message is encoded in binary ...
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Can an SSB transmitter be used to transmit PSK?

Can a generic/typical analog SSB transmitter be used to send PSK modulated digital signals? If so, how does that work? How is a computer or DSP interfaced with an SSB transmitter? Line level ...
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How/where can I learn about ft8? [closed]

Where can I find information about the digital modes and how to get started on them? I would like a concise yet easy to understand tutorial.
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Fast TCP/IP radio modem on UHF band

I'm interested if it is possible to have a data radio modem that works on the UHF band 400MHz for TCP/IP communication. What I have in mind is something similar to a router, but using UHF band for ...
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Is there a legal limit to the bandwidth of a signal used in the amateur bands?

While a normal voice channel is ~10kHz-15kHz in bandwidth, some digital modes can be significantly wider. Are there any legal restrictions on how much bandwidth I could use for amateur radio ...
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Weak signal digital modes and clock synchronization

Why to some weak signal digital modes (jt9, jt65, etc.) require knowing a clock time? Does knowing this clock time provide any gain in signal detection ability? (lower required S/N?) What clock ...
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What is “Billion Code” for garage door openers from around 1996?

I've been trying to "hack" my garage door using an SDR (LimeSDR) for a high school physics project, and I have run into a snag. When I look at the signal and demodulate it using ASK in Ultimate Radio ...
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Is there an FT8 or other weak-signal digital mode specification available?

Is there a complete and programming language independent specification available for the FT8 digital mode? Detailed enough to implement both transmit and receive SDR software from scratch in two ...
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DMR Repeated Audio Packets

I have been performing several weak signal tests using the DMR mode. One of three things seems to happen when a signal gets weak. Audio is completely dropped for duration of weak signal. Audio ...
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Why does P25 occasionally break through tone squelch on my analog HTs?

When listening to our local repeater, which is now a combined P25/analog machine, every once in a while my squelch opens to a blast of digital noise. I've noticed this problem with at least two ...
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How do I install the DV4mini software on Ubuntu?

The documentation says the following: The program requires the complete installation of Mono. You install for example with apt-get the packet mono-complete. Until an installation packet is ...
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How can I do direct digital synthesis of a 630m WSPR signal?

I want to do direct digital synthesis of a 630m band WSPR signal. Specifically I'd like to use an Atmega 328 chip running at 20 MHz to produce such a signal. I will use standard phase accumulator ...
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Multiple CDMA transmitters with same frequency and code

Theoretical assumption: I have multiple CDMA transmitters operating at same frequency and code placed 5 metres apart. My questions: Does the chances of my receiver receiving the data improve? That ...
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GNU Radio BPSK reception from ICOM SSB audio

I have BPSK flowgraphs that work fine in simulation as well as between two USRP boards at 1200 bps and sample rate of 48000 baud. In the transmitter flowgraph, the transmitter reads HDLC bits from a ...
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Is using a DDS chip directly a viable way to transmit 2FSK and PSK on HF?

I'm thinking of building an HF transmitter for data (AX.25 or PSK31). Rather than using an IF stage, I'm thinking of generating the RF frequencies (or phases) directly with a Direct Digital Synthesis ...
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How to make GRC flowgraph run and stop automatically during some period

I have beacon receiver program the flowgraph is shown here I have to make the flowgraph run and stop automatically during a preset period, because I have to make the flowgraph only work when the ...
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Filtering for PSK31 demodulation

What's the ideal filter for PSK31 demodulation? That is, something that minimizes ISI, while having a narrow bandwidth to reject adjacent channels, while being reasonably matched? Most PSK modes use ...
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Direction Finder using directional antenna, digital signals amid clutter [closed]

There are several methods for implementing direction finder. 1. One of the method is by using directional antenna pointing to target device, and reading the received signal strength from the target ...
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Troposcatter: really all that bad?

The previous question, Packet Radio at 100 miles and specifically, Phil's answer raised an interesting question: In a 50–100 km distance situation where Line-Of-Sight beams aren't an option for ...
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How does DAB radio garbled noise come about?

I'm a sound designer and I'm interested in using/simulating that effect of DAB radio when you have a low signal/interference, where voices become garbled, bubbling, burbling, broken up, etc. I ...
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Blocking a specfic DMR ID

Is it possible to block a specific DMR ID Rx, sort of "ignore"? If so, is it repeater-based, or it has to be set locally, on radio? Speaking of popular md380/390 radios, there is a "Call Alert" ...
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Cannot establish AX.25 connection to RMS gateway

I'm trying to establish an AX.25 connection to a nearby RMS gateway (should be within a mile) using a Baofeng BF-F8+ on 2 meters. I'm trying to establish a connection with either RMS Express and UZ7HO ...
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How do I go about identifying an unknown digital signal?

I'm playing around with an SDRPlay. I'm using the CubicSDR app, and I'm tuning around the HF bands. I get to 5.650 MHz and I see this: This looks like a bunch of discrete RTTY signals. How would I ...
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Can we transfer digital files on radio spectrum?

Radio is analog, and a modem converts analog signals to digital signals and vice versa. So is P2P sharing of digital files (like .exe, .7z, .pdf or any other file) possible using radio spectrum? ...
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Moon->Earth 433MHz link achievable digital bandwidth

Let's assume we have the following situation: Transmitter on moon orbit (distance from earth ~400'000km), around 433Mhz. Transmitter power 1W, antenna gain 10dB, circular polarization. Steered to ...
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Tytera MD-380 software (DMR radio software) not working on Windows 10

I installed the latest MD-380 software (from Radioddity) , but I cannot get the MD-380 software to work on Windows 10. When I plug the MD-380 USB programming cable in my Surface Book (obviously ...
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Extracting received power info from teletype like audio

Is it possible to digitally extract received power info (like VU meter perhaps) from and PSK31 audio (or alike), actually the mode for text encoding over audio hasn't been chosen yet and the ...
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Radio Modem suggestion [closed]

I need to transmit digital data, from an Arduino, Raspberry or alike, but using VHF band (aprox 150 MHz), would anyone care to suggest a cost effective device to use as transceiver? 10W would be ...
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Expected practices for one ham operating under another's privileges?

I understand that in the United States, amateur operators and even non-licensed persons may participate in domestic (and approved international) communications on bands they wouldn't normally be ...
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Pre-transmission burst sent by fldigi

Every time I click on a PSK macro, before transmitting the message, fldigi outputs a burst of something for about a second. This is visible but not readable on my waterfall display. It wastes time ...
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Build a HamRadio Friendly UMTS Module

I would like to play around with openBTS/yateBTS (experimental, no 24/7 run). What I would like to do is to modify a UMTS/GSM module or mobile phone so it operates in a frequency that can be used with ...
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How to operate on HF if an AM transmitter is only 540 feet away?

I'm a General Class Licensee, and due to pulmonary disease I cannot operate voice. I am also about 540 feet from a 24/7 1 kW AM station. The signal is so pronounced that most audio devices in the ...
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Using 'amodem' to transfer digitally using a UV5R

I reviewed docs for amodem, and it looks like I can send files and possibly other things with this. I should only need to prep my computer as per the doc and set VOX correctly. Does anyone have ...
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Confusion about radio-computer interfaces: TNC, CAT, TRRS, Wolphi Link, …?

This is probably a very simple and stupid question, but I'm getting more confused over time. Perhaps it is a matter of terminology, but a unified resource differentiating and explaining the different ...
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Open Source Library for Digital Mode

I want to play a bit more with programming side of digital modes. However, a quick Google search turned up lots of software and some general explanations but no open-source library implementing such a ...
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Air gapped digital communications mode on VHF?

According to this question MCW (modulated continuous wave) is allowed on large portions of the VHF bands in the U.S. Is using MCW suitable for passing small amounts of digital data between 2 PCs or ...
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Why is this signal recognized as PACTOR II but not decoded?

I'm using SDR# and with virtual audio cable sound is piped to Wavecom W-CODE. W-code recognizes a frequency on 4 and 24 MHz as Pactor-II with 100% confidence, but he can't decode in terminal text ...
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short bit at beginning of tranmission

I recorded an OOK transmission (of a temperature sensor) and I'm trying to reverse engineer the recording to get the binary out with python. First I searched for the length of a bit. Therefore I ...
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DMR / DSTAR / P25 Software Encode / Decode

The large VHF / UHF digital voice communication modes all require the same AMBE vocoder chip from dvsinc. This surface mount chip can be aquired standalone for a relatively high price or all of the ...
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Which mode describes this modulation scheme

I have a modulation mode: (to be used for a satellite) (of a series of AX.25 frames) (in the 70 cm band) 9.6 kbps Ideally BPSK or QPSK modulation but could be plain FM Which I need to describe with ...
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How to identify type of modulation based on constellation diagram?

The constellation diagrams for a 4-ary modulation using PSK (qpsk),MSK ,QAM and OQPSK look alike. How to differentiate them? What is the modulation for the constellation diagram in the figure?
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SDR dongle and HamitUp for QRP Digi-modes

Will SDR, like RTL SDR dongle and Ham it Up converter, performing as well as traditional desktop HF receiver for digi-modes, like JT9, for HF low power (0.1 watt) long distance (500 to 10000km) ...