PMRC Digital Education Net
Every Tuesday evening at 1900 (7:00 PM)
The Philmont Mobile Radio Club Digital Education Net tonight at
1900 Hrs on the PMRC repeater.
147.030 plus offset with a PL of 91.5 using Fldigi for the digital check ins and Flmsg and Flamp for traffic handling.
After a voice announcement we will take check ins using mode Thor22. Check in format is:
Your Call Name Location and QTC for traffic or QRU for no traffic - ex NY3J Ron Bucks County QTC
The new Philmont repeater is up and running so this is a good opportunity to see how well it will handle DEN traffic. Please give reports during the voice comments.
For traffic you may send an Flmsg, Flamp or a small image. Please time your message or image to make sure it doesn't go over 3 minutes. You may experiment with a mode of your choosing. If your signal is noisy the higher modes may not work. Images are usually sent with MFSK128. Since images are usually large files you may have to edit them to cut down the size. Before the net practice sending your traffic to time it. This is a good opportunity to practice for the upcoming Limerick Drill and the upcoming October 5th SET. If you have any practice Limerick Drill or SET messages bring them along. There are stations that use acoustical coupling and MT63-2KL seem to work best for this so we will send out a Flmsg using this mode.
After the Fldigi session we will pick up the microphone for comments or questions. Also a good opportunity to discuss other digital modes. Or any suggestions for any future digital topics.
How will this effect digital modes in Amateur Radio?
ARRL Proposal: http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-hf-band-planning-committee-reactivated-to-address-spectrum-issues
FCC Proposal: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-96A1.pdf
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