Re: DMR at Ozarkcon

Brian Crittendon

Most of the time you need a SSB radio. 

On Monday, March 18, 2019, 3:27:44 PM EDT, Jeff Collins <w7grv@...> wrote:

Dear All,

    I have not played with digital much (at all really).

    Do they work the same as CW or SSB? Basically can you work Digital
Modes on a CW only transceiver or do you need SSB?

    I have tried to find an answer online but really did not find what
I was looking for.

Thank you,

Jeffrey R. Collins - W7GRV
Training Oficer -
Birch Tree Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Member of Missouri Region G HazMat Team

On 3/18/2019 11:58 AM, Tim Gorman wrote:
> Check out jt65. IIRC, you can generate messages of limited length, I
> don't remember exactly how long they can be.
> tim ab0wr
> On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:22:51 -0500
> "John Lonigro" <jonigro@...> wrote:
>> I guess I concur with Tom.  However, I believe one reason amateur
>> radio even exists is to have a means of providing communications in
>> an emergency.  I'm not very familiar with FT8, but I've heard that
>> just about all you can exchange is a callsign and maybe a grid
>> square.  I think the ideal digital mode would be one that's almost as
>> robust as FT8 but with the ability to send at least 30-40 characters
>> of data besides callsigns.  I don't know but perhaps that would be
>> JS8CALL, as mentioned by Dennis Shelton.  But if someone is happy
>> making FT8 contacts, at least he's making use of the airwaves and
>> having fun in the process.  In an emergency, he may have to use a
>> different mode but his FT8 experience will certainly help in that
>> regard.
>> On a separate topic, I have an SW+ 80M CW transceiver I built many
>> years ago.  I don't have room for a good 80M antenna and have never
>> put it on the air.  It's in an original Small Wonder case (about
>> 4"x4"x2") and puts out about 1.5 Watts from 3.556 - 3.587 MHz.  The
>> frequency range can be adjusted.  It comes with full documentation
>> and will be available for sale at Ozarkcon if anyone is interested. I
>> think with case it cost me about $100.  I'll sell it for $50.
>> 72,
>> John, AA0VE

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