Digital Mode Signal Reporting

The Problem

Digital modes such as PSK have been around for a long time but it appears only a few amateurs have adopted the RSQ (Readability, Strength, Quality) signal reporting method which is much better suited to digital modes where we can't use our hearing to assess the signal.

The RST (Reada...

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fldigi waterfall examples

When I first started with digital modes fldigi didn't decode the way I expected it.

The problem was the radio output level was simply too high.
Digital modes are all about signal to noise ratios and not absolute signal levels

Screenshots on this page are intended to illustrate what signal level...

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Level Adjustments for PSK

Adjusting audio levels for digital modes is a very important component of digital mode setup. On voice transmissions other operators will point it out when there is a problem with your audio but not so on PSK. Is very difficult to pick a modulation problem by listening to the audio, certainly beyond...

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