Topband: FT8 - the end of 160m old school DXing? (long)
john at johnjeanantiqueradio.com
Sun Oct 29 12:03:15 EDT 2017
Someone will develop a software program that takes the human voice or
CW and packetize it much the same as cell phones already do into digital
packet form. Then it will be added to the carrier or lack thereof similar to
SSB and or CW. On the receive end the software will convert it back to
analog. Once again we will hear the signal after it is processed into analog
coming out of our speakers in either CW or Phone sounds. Perhaps a 7 to
10 second delay for all the processing to take place.
This FT8 program has the ability to extract the digital signals from the noise
and process them up to 10-15 dB below the noise level. So why can't the
human voice be processed in a similar manner?
John k9uwa "TopBand since 1971"
We've Come A Long Way, Baby
> Now, over to you other topbanders, especially those who have dabbled
> and live in more populous areas. Has the world really turned upside down
> what do you think the future holds?
> Vy 73
> Steve, VK6VZ/G3ZZD
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