19 Jan 2021

New digital mode coming?

Southgate News reports that a new digital mode may be coming later this year called Q65 as part of WSJT-X suite.  I have just downloaded the latest release candidate for WSJT-X (2.3.0-rc3), but I have not checked if it is there. 

See https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Q65_Quick_Start.pdf

See http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2021/january/new-digital-protocol-q65.htm#.YAbrz_GTLrc


Anonymous said...

Just what the world needs, yet another digital mode taking up more band space. Do people talk anymore?

Roger G3XBM said...

You will find all these modes are MUCH better on bandwidth than ANY speech mode and work with very weak signals.

Roger G3XBM said...

Yes, people DO still talk but people also embrace digital modes like FT8 which is just 50Hz wide whereas SSB is 2100Hz or more and FM far wider.