HFTerm AMTOR & PACTOR with soundcard

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by KY0L, Jul 5, 2019.

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  1. KY0L

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    I would like to know if anyone is using or has used HFTerm which is a Linux digital sound card software that is supposed to work with AMTOR ARQ and PACTOR ARQ without an expensive TNC interface box.

    Most of the posts about AMTOR are 15 years old. AMTOR ARQ and PACTOR ARQ would be great modes to use with today’s HF radios that have very quiet T/R relays, and those modes work great under severe QSB conditions, with the sunspot minimum cycle.

    I used AMTOR ARQ about 30 years ago with a Commodore 64 computer, MBA-TOR software cartridge, and a simple AEA CP-1 interface box. My Commodore 64 computer died decades ago. I’ve heard that AMTOR ARQ won’t work with Windows computers and sound cards because of the timing within the Window operating system. But maybe a Linux computer and the HFTerm program would work on AMTOR ARQ and PACTOR ARQ without an expensive TNC interface box.

    Dave KY0L
     

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