Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Invitation to Join WA-DIGITAL - a Yahoo group

Ok, this is Curt - WR5J

I'm having trouble adding images to the files in this blog.

To get around this, I'd like to invite people to join a Yahoo group I started about a month ago. This group is intended to facilitate communication among Washington State ham radio operators interested in experimentation and utilization of digital communication modes over radio. The software will primarily include NBEMS (Narrow-Band Emergency Messaging System) software and other packages for reliable digital communications on the ham bands (Multipsk, Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD)).

The group will be moderated and can be found at:


TO JOIN Send an email to black@nwfirst.com with your request and I'll send back an email with the invitation.

The group is modeled after the Pennsylvania group at:

Please start with their site to download the NBEMS software, get the MACROS and other supporting files and installation instructions. Good job Pennsylvania!

For radio operators in the Seattle Area, we plan to have weekly nets to test and practice with specific modes on both HF and VHF/UHF. For the Summer of 2009 we are meeting on the PSRG Repeater, 146.96 output with a -600khz shift and an access tone of 103.5hz. The net is at 8:00pm on Wednesday evenings. Please check the blog posts at http://www.educationalradionet.blogspot.com/ for the preparation prior to each week's net. Usually, you will need to download some software or configure your station in a particular way to decode the transmissions for the evening.

The first motivation for joining would be the diagrams that are included with the step by step instructions for downloading the software are in the Files section of the group. They are the same as the ones on the PA-sitrep site. As soon as I'm able, I'll get the files up there for the software as well as the documentation.

I look forward to seeing you on the waterfall!

C. W. Black - WR5J
West Seattle, Washington
black at nwfirst dot com

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