Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KN4CRD, Nov 30, 2019.
Thanks for this new release and all of your work on JS8Call. It's my favorite mode, for good reasons.
Just wanted you to know it is appreciated!
JS8call is certainly a unique digital mode that maintains the feel of TRUE ham radio where conversations take place unlike FT8 and some of those other automated impersonal modes. But I recognize there is a place for all modes.
Thanks Mike! I appreciate your appreciation
Yes, indeed! You have to use the best tool for the job. Even *I* still use the Begali key on my desk from time to time.
Went to the links and read up/downloaded, going to try this new-to-me mode out, KC5YSQ in the remote desert of swTX
Great. I'll keep an eye out for you!
Can I actually type a QSO with this? If so, I am in
Not giving up PSK31 though, I want to keep that mode alive
Yes, absolutely. That is the primary reason JS8Call exists...for *communication*. This is what I say in the guide:
> The open source software is designed for connecting amateur radio operators who are operating under weak signal conditions and offers real-time keyboard-to-keyboard messaging, store-and-forward messaging, and automatic station announcements.
New fun toys and it isn't even Christmas yet
Absolutely is used for actual conversations. It's almost as good at low signal level communications as FT8 but it is intended for actual communications, not just a brief contact exchange. Was originally limited to about 15 WPM but the new "turbo" mode boosts that up to about 40 WPM.