For the newbie or the OM wanting to get their feet wet in digital ops.
Digipan. You can't go wrong here. It is simple to use, has a neat logbook in it, and the macros are easy to set up and use! It's at "http://www.digipan.net/
Well, I've used serveral versions of MMSSTV as they have been released, and haven't found anything wrong with any of them. The help files are good, setup is simple, and talk about latest of everything! Highly recommend it for everyday SSTV. It's at "http://www.qsl.net/mmhamsoft/
". (Just surf to the MMSSTV page.
Well, sometimes new stuff makes the old stuff better. RTTY has been around since
? But with sound card digital, it now requires TONS less equipment. I tried several programs for RTTY. None of the worked. A friend suggested MMTTY. Well, it didn't work either. Until I put it on a fast enough machine for it. (Old machine was Pentium 133 w/64M memory). Now it works great. It is a little tougher to setup and operate than PSK31, being the nature of the beast, but it can be learned. It's at "http://www.qsl.net/mmhamsoft/
" also, just surf to the MMTTY page.
Digital modes are a lot of fun. When you're tired of talking, and tired of Morse, then try out the digital. I have never found any of them very useful in contest mode, but for some good old-fashioned rag chews and some really neat picture trading, you can't beat it.
Still not sure if you want to try it? Well, get in your junk box or go to Rad Shack and get you a cable to go from your rig's audio out to the sound card line in, download the software and "listen" a little. You'll probably get the bug!
73 & hope this helps someone enjoy the hobby even more!