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Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by M0XRZ, Nov 30, 2018.

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  1. M0XRZ

    M0XRZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What do yo think is the best digital mode : - D-STAR , C4FM, DMR and so on, and why is it the best. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    QUOTE : - "The most expensive thing in life is experience" .
  2. KJ5T

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    "The best Jerry, the best!"

    The best digital mode is whichever one people are using and I can make contacts on. Lately the JT modes/FT-8 have been interest. I really need to get back on PSK31 though and perhaps try out Olivia. Hope to be on a few of the RTTY contests in 2019.
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    CW because no computer is required

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  4. KQ0J

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    "CW because no computer is required"

    CW isn't a Ham digital mode. Never was, never will be, no its not 0's and 1's ... Jeeze when will people give that lame comment a break.

    Just try to get DXCC by submitting 100 CW QSL's.
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  5. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    The signal is ON or OFF. 1 or 0. It is digital. A "dit" is 1 a "dah" is 111. CQ is encoded as 111010111010001110111010111 Looks like digital to me!
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  6. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Are smoke signals also digital?
  7. KP4SX

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    Wait. What?
  8. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    It may be digital but CW is not binary. It's trinary, 3 symbols: off, on, space. Can't parse it without that separator.
  9. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    Completely wrong! Thats like saying ASCII is not binary because there's dozens of symbols!
    There is only on or off. Sound or no sound. The length of each differs to convey meaning. If "1" is on, "0" is off. Just like "111" is dah, (3x dit) "000" is a space between letters and "00000" is the space between words.
  10. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    ASCII symbols can be represented by decimal and hexadecimal numbers. And by the printed characters. Nothing binary about it.

    Yes ASCII transmitted serially uses mark and space. And stop bits. And IDLE (NUL) characters.

    Think about it for a while.

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