On the air easy thanks to the Magic of Direwolf

Steve Stroh steve.stroh at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 15:02:02 PDT 2018

I was going to make that point, that with the dearth of other usage of
VHF and UHF (repeaters are quite, few simplex QSOs, etc.) separation
of non-interoperable modes can be done with frequency diversity - we
have lots of channels to use.

Longer discussion, and off-topic of this thread, but those different
modes and frequencies could be tied together and made
semi-interoperable by using  K7UDR's concept of APRS and 144.39 as a
"Hailing Channel", and more automated software. If 144.39, the mode is
1200 AFSK. If 440.800, it's 9600 PSK. Etc.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:43 PM, Scott Currie <scott.d.currie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, it's not a simple switch. Even more than the fact that most of the
> existing infrastructure is running on hardware TNCs, the two (or more) modes
> are not compatible on the same frequency. 1200b AFSK packets are not
> recognized by PSK modems and vice-versa, so we need to do frequency
> coordination too. I'm thinking peer-to-peer at faster speeds on dedicated
> channels, and gateway services at 1200 AFSK on other channels, until we can
> get everyone moving faster. That will take some work to get people to agree
> and move.
> --
> -Scott

Steve Stroh (personal / general): stevestroh at gmail.com

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