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[TenTec] Old Modes never die... they just get soundcard support!

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Subject: [TenTec] Old Modes never die... they just get soundcard support!
From: RMcGraw@Blomand.Net (Robert & Linda McGraw K4TAX)
Date: Sat Apr 5 10:42:25 2003
OH yes Agreed!

I use a Paragon and an Omni VI+.  I simply run the line in and line out from
the computer sound card via a shielded pair of 1/8" phone plugs to RCA
cables direct to the audio in and audio out on the transceivers.  No
interface, no transformers and best of all........no problems.

Bob, K4TAX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Duane Grotophorst" <n9dg@yahoo.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Old Modes never die... they just get soundcard

> --- Carter Grabarczyk <k8vt@ameritech.net> wrote:
> >
> > Duane Grotophorst wrote:
> > > All this debate about FSK vs. AFSK is a little
> > silly.
> >
> > I respectfully disagree, at least as long as *many*
> > operators are
> > clueless as to how to properly set their AFSK
> > transmit levels to avoid
> > really bad sounding, distorted signals you hear
> > during every contest.
> I don't dispute this point at all, you really do need
> to pay attention to what you are doing in order to
> have good sounding signal with the sound card modes.
> The my main point I'm trying to make is that we hams
> collectively need look beyond the way things have
> always been done. If there are only 10 hams discussion
> the merits of 'inside the radio' handling of digital
> modes the manufacturers won't pay much attention, if
> there 100's they may notice, if there 1000's you can
> bet that there will soon be a new radio model (or
> firmware update?) that does. That will make AFSK vs.
> FSK debate (pros/cons) completely moot. But as long as
> the discussion stays fixated on sound card interfacing
> or FSK keying methods it won't happen. Radios with the
> RF and DSP caliber of the Orion would be an excellent
> starting point for doing this kind of thing. Obviously
> it would depend on its circuitry design being able to
> allow it.
> The good news for the interim is that radios like the
> Pegasus/Jupiter/516 are the easiest ones there are to
> interface with a sound card.
> Duane
> N9DG
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