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Radio Today
Guide to HF Data on FT8 & PSK

By Rob Walker G3ZJQ.
Many radio amateurs who are finding the bands quiet are now turning to HF data on FT8 and PSK and finding lots of activity when using the weak signal modes offered by WSJT-X. There has been an explosion in the popularity of these modes and this new book offers the very latest advice on how to set up your station and operate.

The author starts by explaining how to set up a modern digital modes station using just a PC and a transceiver. Detailed and very practical discussions then explain the monitoring and operating procedures required. Covering the WSJT-X 2.0 software including FT8 contest modes for weak signals, the book also includes the Fldigi 4.0 freeware for the myriad of other HF digital modes available. The book even details the new Fox and Hounds mode. You will find an in-depth discussion of modern digital modes from the very practical side but also goes on to discuss the technology itself. Concepts such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), Cyclic Redundancy Checks (CRC) and Fourier analysis that at first appear complex are explained. This publication ensures that the requirement of advanced mathematical skills before you can decipher this technology has been removed. The book explains in a simplified way using diagrams and terms familiar to most radio amateurs. 80 pages. 2019, published by the Radio Today. Click here to view back cover.

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