August 2015 Club Meeting - "fldigi & NBEMS"

August 21, 2015 ?

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"Hug a Tree"


fldigi & NBEMS

Presented by Ron Herring, W7HD; George James, KD7XP; & Scott Boone, K7ADX


If you ever wanted to learn about FLDIGI and its associated programs, you will NOT want to miss this presentation on August 21st at 7:00 pm MST at the OVARC monthly meeting. 

Ron, W7HD, will provide the introduction and present a short slide show.
George, KD7XP, will provide information on NBEMS and uses for emergency communications.
Scott, K7ADX, will show off his Raspberry Pi version running FLdigi under Linux, replete with a keyboard and display for about $120.

There will be a live demo of just what type of equipment can be used.  Do you have a handheld and a computer with a sound card and microphone?   That's the minimum requirement for full two-way communication.  

The fldigi program is developed under Linux, then ported to Windows and Mac.  Dave Freese, W1HKJ, is the author of the program and still actively maintains his website where you can download fldigi, associated programs, detailed manuals, pictures and sounds of the various modes (76 at last count), plus explanations of how everything works.   PLUS you can get complete source code.  He has trained/acquired several people that can take over should he become ill, so the website is expected to last indefinitely...

Note-taking is not necessary, since a handout with the website addresses where you can download your own PDF or PPT copy of the presentation will be available.

Some of the other equipment that will be shown in the live demo will be the Elecraft KX3 and Alinco DX-SR8T and possibly a Yaesu FT-897, plus various handhelds.

Also on the website are detailed instructions on how to set up FLDIGI for NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System) and SGARNS (Second Generation Amateur Radio Network System).

For a preview of the presentation, point your browser to to obtain a PDF or PPT copy of the files.  Please note that these files are in flux until the meeting, subject to change without notice :-)