PSK31 7K miles

Started by madball13, February 04, 2013, 11:05:55 am

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Made a contact from Mass to Kenya on 20m PSK31 this weekend. I was pretty impressed with the ability of PSK31 to be able to do that with 30W. I know CW is the way to go, maybe someday.


Awsome!  Yes, PSK-31 is excellent and some of the other digital modes copy even further into the noise , with more robust error correction and etc. but PSK-31 does a LOT with very little power. In the western USA, in the early days of PSK-31, everyone ran only a few Watts.  We had a Sunday sked of the western States on 80m.  Many of the rigs were under 5 Watts, some of them were 80 meter 'Warbler' kits at 2 Watts.  IT worked rather well and this was in the days before small, inexpensive netbook and such.

"When we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can."  ~ Matthew Henry