Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK5GR, Mar 2, 2019.
You took aim, fired, and missed the point entirely.
Wouldn't be the first time, norm the lash.
(You did read that after the semicolon, IOW, you didn't mis-direct-fire?)
What a great idea! Thank you! I may have to try it!
FreeDV is a soundcard-based software program. The DSTAR mode in the IC-7100 is not compatible with FreeDV.
Thanks so much!
Can't spell 'disaster' without D S T A R, the guys here say.
I was eavesdropping on 20 meters today and it's the first time I listened to a 700D stream .... not too shabby, I gotta say .... one of the fellows (Texas station, I think) was talking rather fast, yet it was fairly easy to understand him. This QSO party is gonna be a blast, I think!!
That FreeDv link does not work: try this: https://freedv.org/
I completely disagree with this... I get Digital Over the Air reception from over 80 miles away! Perfect, clean, and beautiful HD reception from all of Philadelphia stations. Sound quality is astounding as well.. I do, however, live on a nice hill top with my very large TV antenna pointed in that direction. I can also swing North and get crisp, clear stations from over 50 miles in that direction. Maybe you need a better antenna, or perhaps your location is not ideal. And by the way, the weather does absolutely nothing to degrade my reception.. it works all the time! I give huge KUDOS to the "guy" who invented it.
Yes, this is quite right: http://www.kk5jy.net/snr-freedv/
Most of the time, when there are no adverse atmospheric conditions, OTA DTV works GREAT here. But, when I really need it the most, like during Hurricanes to get up to date information, it does NOT work great. Some times, even when conditions are perfect, it does not work. My antenna is currently at 35 ft., which is 10 ft higher than when I was receiving analog signals.
What really peaks my interest is why the digital TV, image and audio, breaks up when a Helicopter flies by.
I can even make the same comment about digital telephones. My last employer had us using digital Nextel phones and we had similar experiences. If it was raining, there was heavy fog, or even when the wind was really kicking up the Nextel did not work right either.
I just wonder sometimes if man's ultimate demise will be the result of depending on technology too much. I understand, like in the case of computers, that technology lets us expand the Human mind and lets us do more computations per second than a man could do in a life time. I get that. But, what happens when the lights go out and the battery back-up dies? What then?
Moreover, what is going to happen in a few decades when machines have replaced half of the world's workforce? What are people going to do to earn a living? Yes, a few 'displaced' workers will perform maintenance and repair of the machines. And, a few others will build the machines - at least in the beginning. But, what about everyone else? How will they provide for basic food and shelter? Cura Annonae? A subject which someone better start thinking about now - not two decades from now.