FreeDV Digital HF Voice QSO Party Apr 27/28th

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK5GR, Mar 2, 2019.

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  1. KJ6ZH

    KJ6ZH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have an RS-918 and R928+ with FreeDV included in the radio.
    The current firmware is showing FreeDv 1600.
    So I guess it is not compatible with 700C or D.
    Will download and install FreeDV on my shack computer and will try it on my TS590 this weekend.

    Need the sponsors to realign or add to the proposed frequencies to match the General portions of the US band plan to maximize participation.

    Looking forward to participating in the event.

    73 Chris KJ6ZH
     
  2. K3RLD

    K3RLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've got a month to get my extra... ;) But seriously, general frequencies would help.

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    How do you enter FreeDV qso's into LotW? I've read some people using "phone" and others "SSB". There doesn't appear to be a "digital voice" option (or "FreeDV").
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM
  3. KY5U

    KY5U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Dan,

    The issue is the frequency used for TV is weather sensitive, not the mode.

    Also Digital Voice software like FreeDV belong in the digital sub-bands. They use less bandwidth than the Winlink Pactor modems. If the use takes off, then increase the size of the digital sub-bands. Don't mix digital with analog voice.
     
  4. KY5U

    KY5U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Make no mistake, this "QSO Party" is to let analog users know that DV is here and sucking up some of their available bandwidth. Wrong way to do it.
     
  5. 9A5BWT

    9A5BWT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will try to communicate from Europe. :)
     

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