We’ve become familiar with using the amazing fldigi program for PSK-31 browsing and formatted document transmission, but the program is also capable of sending and receiving images in the MFSK-32 and MFSK-64 modes.
The Voice of America has been experimenting with fldigi for almost two years, They send a half-hour program four times each weekend from their North Carolina shortwave AM transmitter. The logo above was received here in Tyler on 17650 kHz. For more information about these broadcasts, see http://www.voaradiogram.net.
European commercial shortwave broadcaster The Mighty KBC is also experimenting with fldigi. This noisy image of a shortwave radio tuned to their primary frequency of 6095 kHz was also received here in Tyler from their 7375 kHz transmitter in Germany.
You can download the software at http://www.w1hkj.com. It’s free, cross-platform, and open source. I hope you have as much fun with it as I have!! — 73 de WB5CTQ
This coming Saturday Novermber 8 at 9:00 AM we will have a Fox Hunt at Lake Tyler Marina Number One. We will have two fox transmitters. If you have not participated in a Fox Hunt before here is an opportunity. We will eat grilled burgers after the fox’s are found.
Join Us if you can!
November the 20th we will have our annual club Thanksgiving dinner. The club will provide the meat. If you are planning on attending and have not signed up to bring something for the dinner please send an email the club at email@example.com with what you would like to bring so we can add you to the list and also avoid duplication food.
Dave Baxter, W5KPZ, and the East Texas Amateur Radio Society have graciously donated their 146.96 repeater to the Tyler Amateur Radio Club. The club has moved it to a new site in Southwest Tyler. It’s on the air with a negative offset and 136.5 Hz. CTCSS tone for access. Your repeater committee will come to you with more information at the next club meeting.
The Tyler Police Department has asked us to help with the monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System. These tests are performed at 11:00 AM on the first Tuesday of the month. The next test is Tuesday, September 2nd
Pick a siren location, and let Rick Hall know. A net will be started shortly before 11:00 on the 147.000 repeater, and you can check in there. After the test, net control will poll the participants to be sure the siren sounded. A page describing the system and the testing protocol is here. And a Map of siren locations is here. See you on the radio!