QRP School: Getting Started with Digital Modes: http://youtu.be/HQIG_vMGe1A
This comprehensive video explains the concept behind amateur radio digital modes and describes the hardware and cabling required to get started. The video lays the groundwork for future, in-depth videos that will demonstrate RTTY, PSK31, JT65, and Winlink.
Notes from Scott KD5NJR: Audio cables are required for those who want to make their own cables. It is also recommended that most people purchase a Signalink or Rig Blaster external sound card in order to resolve the audio and push-to-talk cabling issues.
Sample of WSPR: http://youtu.be/nUgfWsGxjzY
A 1W JT65 Contact: http://youtu.be/nM4Bk805MrQ
FT817 QRP 20m Phone Contact: http://youtu.be/oiChDvSzGQM
Note from Scott KD5NJR: Vero Beach looks nice.
- 20m on whip antenna on the beach
- tape measure counterpoise
- watch his SWR on his dipole. It needs a trim.
Note from Scott: Olivia works down in the dirt, but it’s slower than PSK-31. FLDIGI supports the transmission of pictures over these wider, slower, digital modes.
Demo starts at 8 minutes. He connects to a Winlink station at 13′.
…while camping: http://youtu.be/zLGGjA5-lG0