In Dec 2012, I made my first contact using a digital mode. It was on the 28th December 2012, using the digital mode, BPSK-31 (Phase Shift Keying 31 Baud).
My station was set up with the able help of Sasi, VK5SN.
My digital station consists of a Yaesu FT-450, a Signalink Integrated USB sound card, and the Digipan program.
I am a member of the following clubs:-
Belgium Digital Modes Club
Croatian Digital Group
Digital Modes Club
European Phase Shift Keying Club
Natal Digital Group
Digital mode BPSK-31
PSK31 was developed and named by English amateur radio operator Peter Martinez (G3PLX) and introduced to the wider amateur radio community in December 1998.
Recommended frequencies are:-
1838.150 # 3580.150 # 7035.15 for region 1 and region 3, and 7080.15 for region 2 * # 10142.150 # 14070.150 # 18100.150 # 21080.150 (although most activity can be found 10 kHz lower) # 24920.150 # 28120.150
Below are some vidoes I found really useful as a newcomer to PSK31. They were prepared by Randy K7AGE.
An example of BPSK31 modulkation.
My PSK31 setup.
Digital Modes Club (DMC)
The Digital Modes Club commenced in late 2006 and was created by LZ3HI and LB9JE.It is for all licensed HAM operators and SWL's who like digital modes, and has free lifetime membership. The DMC offers some very nice Awards. More info can be found at the clubs website. Click on the link below.......
The NDG - (Natal Digital Group) based in the city of Natal in Brazil, is an informal group dedicated to amateur radio digital transmissions. Its purpose is to promote activity and good practice in the use of all digital modes. The Association is free to any amateur, club or SWL. They offer a series of Awards for working South American stations on digital modes.
Ultimate Award Application Center - software
From the EPC website....
"Old-timers might remember the prototype of an award application: exhausting and time eating. One had to search through the entire logbook in order to compile Word documents, sign them and finally have them sent to Jurij. Wil's, DH5WB, Online-application was a great relief and simplified the whole process pretty much. He checked and evaluated the ADIF-files according to the EPC Award criteria and forwarded the results to the Manager. For that purpose I created MixW2EPC. It allowed the user to convert his MixW Log into ADIF-files that only contained EPC relevant data. An add-on for other logging programmes was included subsequently. I have developed parallel to Wil's online-application MixW2EPC until in July 2007 the first public version of UltimateEPC has been released. In the course of time, plenty of awards have been added together with a larger variety of logging programmes that allowed direct access. The result and the idea was to make the life of an EPC member an easier one. UltimateEPC is now the official way to apply for the awards of the EPC. In June 2011 UltimateEPC was again expanded, to meet the new functionality it was renamed to UltimateAAC. Now, the award programs of five digital mode clubs are evaluated. Linux and Mac users do not yet benefit form this development. None the less, they can send ME their files as ADIF. I will then make a check and will prepare the application process in their name."