Archive for date: February 10, 2008

Another night pass on AO-51…

February 10, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, beneath a beautiful crescent moon and a stunning view of Orion, I set up to work AO-51 again. Sadly, on the eastern pass I suffered the usual fate of handheld users: totally dominated by users who feel that because they have more power, they don’t need to yield to others. I usually have a […]

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cocoaModem

February 10, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

For fun, I downloaded cocoaModem: a program that decodes many modes, including RTTY, PSK31, and SITOR-B. SITOR-B is similar to RTTY, but is used by the USCG to send out weather alerts to ships at sea. It took me a few tries, but I finally got the hang of it (it’s a little odd compared […]

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