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Author Topic: Back in the Fold....Yes  (Read 337 times)
JOHNBERT
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« on: December 20, 2005, 01:19:02 PM »

Hello everyone....I have been watching the forum while I boned up for the test. Great forum. Everyone calls me Bert and I live about 15 miles south of Baton Rouge, LA.
I received my Novice (WN5ACY) licence in 1967 and my General (WB5ACY) in 1968.  I was into Rtty and learned a lot from Irv Hoff out on the west coast. I used one of his design modems with a Model 15. I had a crystal receiver I used for the autostart net and an Heath
HW100 for other. Now, 33years later, no banging, no yards of paper just a computer for rtty.  Wow. Waiting for gear to arrive, getting used to AD5VR as new call and dying to get back on the air.
What no tubes??? Man...what a change in 33 years. College, wife, kids and a traveling job made being a Ham completely impossible. Now, new house, no kids and stay at home job and back to rtty.
See you on the air waves.
Bert AD5VR
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005, 04:52:55 PM »

very good bert !

Hope things are getting back to normal
in your area after the storms.

Yes, less tube gear today but more pc's
to play with along with digital modes
like psk31 and sstv that no longer need
dedicated hardware.  The soundcards in
the pc take care of that with free software.

http://www.digipan.net/

http://mmhamsoft.ham-radio.ch/

73 james
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N8UZE
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005, 06:27:59 AM »

A program that I really like is MixW, written by the same people who wrote Digipan.

Digipan is for PSK31 while MixW covers a wide range of digital modes including RTTY, SSTV, PSK31 and a bunch of others.  It decodes CW as well.
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