Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: [1] 2 Next   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Windows users aren't going to like this.  (Read 1840 times)
KE6WNH
Member

Posts: 126




Ignore
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:26:55 PM »

Leave it to KE6VRK to rain on the picnic. He demonstrated a program called Multimode (which I never knew existed) on an iBook, and guess what---no TNC or modem needed! He set the VOX on his VX-7 to "1", held it near his Mac's speaker, and had a QSO in PSK31... I couldn't believe it. And he made it look so simple to use, even a dummy like me can probably learn it. You can find it at http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/multimode.html

Sorry, all you Windows diehards... but we won this one. :-P
Logged
AA6YQ
Member

Posts: 1492


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 01:55:36 AM »

PSK QSOs conducted via speakers and microphones have been around since the earliest days of PSK31.

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ
Logged
AA4PB
Member

Posts: 12345




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 05:02:58 AM »

Sorry, you lost. I did that years ago using a Win95 Toshiba laptop. You can do it with ANY computer that has speakers and a microphone.
Logged
W5ER
Member

Posts: 74




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 06:37:32 AM »

Bob, are you saying that the iBook IS a real computer?

Ed
Logged
W6JAK
Member

Posts: 60




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009, 06:57:09 AM »

Using the microphone/speaker technique for digital comms is nothing new.  I recall the technique being used for data transmissions in the 1970s with phone handset couplers.

I thought the Mac/PC wars had ended, especially with Macs still below 10% market share.  Guess not.
Logged
KE6WNH
Member

Posts: 126




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009, 11:09:07 AM »

As long as MS resists developing a Unix-based OS, Windows will remain a castle built on sand.
Logged
W6JAK
Member

Posts: 60




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 11:34:43 AM »

I have nothing against Macs, or any other computers.  It's a matter of personal choice.  I used to have a Mac, and the company I work for used to have nothing but Macs.  However, Apple's insistence on forcing users to buy new hardware and software to keep up with their OS changes caused both me and my company to switch to PCs.  Perhaps that has changed with Mac OS now built upon a UNIX core and Intel processor chipsets.  But, I'm not going to switch back anytime soon.  If anything, I'd go to a Linux desktop if I wanted to move away from the Windows environment.

Enjoy your Mac and have fun on the bands.

73
Logged
N5PVL
Member

Posts: 209




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 10:38:36 AM »

I didn't get the point to this topic. - What is it that Windows users are not supposed to like?

73 DE Charles, N5PVL
Logged
AA4PB
Member

Posts: 12345




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 12:29:42 PM »

I guess he thought that only Macs were capable of decoding audio through a speaker and mike :-)

Which, by the way, is fine for playing a little but very bad practice on the air. If that mike picks up any room audio then you are running SSB in the CW band - NOT GOOD.
Logged
WB6THE
Member

Posts: 128




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 01:32:37 PM »

In the late 60's someone told me that it was possible to
record RTTY on a cassette machine and play it back to the
input of an RTTY terminal. I found that somehow fascinating.
And it worked. Its just audio but kind of neat. I've got
30-year-old RTTY on cassette tape that I can still read via my
sound card and a program.

BTW.... you can do that with SSTV and the digital modes
too.

**
Logged
WG8Z
Member

Posts: 167




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 09:03:46 PM »

Whats a Mac?
Logged
WB5JEO
Member

Posts: 805




Ignore
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 07:36:10 AM »

Kind of cult. Followers keep gathering to be delivered from the tribulations of the real world. Never happens, but they're ever faithful and willing to pay handsomely to participate.

Not unlike the similarly named pasta that is often combined with ersatz cheese to produce an unnaturally colored and not very well-balanced substance appreciated mostly by children.

And sometimes combined with the adjective "Big" to describe a meal that is not actually big and not actually anything anyone should be eating but that is enthusiastically accepted by those susceptible to clever advertising.
Logged
K5MBV
Member

Posts: 265




Ignore
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2009, 11:28:21 PM »

Where have you been for the last 30 or 40 years?

Talk about diehards, ...WOW.

Ken K5MBV
Logged
K5TED
Member

Posts: 626




Ignore
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 11:26:41 AM »

I run Windows 7 on my iMac.
Logged
AA4PB
Member

Posts: 12345




Ignore
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 12:06:32 PM »

Whats a Mac?
---------------
You can get a big one down at micky-d's :-)
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 Next   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!