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Re: Going Digital... Ham Radio?

On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Jeff Davis wrote:

> PSK31 seems to be the heir apparent to RTTY not so much because of its
> narrow efficiency (which is amazing) but because users get to "chat" in real
> time. This business of "dropping a message" into a bulletin board, packet
> mail box, store-and-foward, etc. is just not ever going to be popular again
> given the ubiquity of Internet email.

Yep, agree 100%.  That is why the UI digipeat mode on the SUNSAT and other
Amateur Satellites is becoming popular, because its real-time-hams playing
with others in real time and enjoying the sport..  Thats one of the
fundamental roots of HAM radio.  

de WB4APR, Bob

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