Olivia mfsk is an amateur radioteletype protocol designed to work in difficult low signaltonoise ratio plus multipath propagation conditions on shortwave radio i. Ham radio digital modes software list and descriptions. Olivia isnt new, but it offers the weak signal efficiency and decoding in poor conditions. The signal can be decoded even when it is 1014 db below the noise floor i. Its goal was to be effective even in poor propagation conditions. Olivia frequencies olivia frequency olivia mfsk olivia. Im happy to purchase looked at hamradiodelux but does not support my alinco dxr8 and have seen some of the free options available. If your software is able to decodeencode the reedsolomon identification. Olivia calling frequencies olivia mfsk activity frequencies. Manual for ilg software usage and ilg imports info frequency management software. The mini60 and mr100 also works with this software. The standard olivia formats bandwidthtones are 1254, 2508, 50016, 32, and 200064. Goodbye ft8, hello olivia, the magic hf digital mode.
I have made a program that scans the sark100 and plot the swr vs frequency. Trying to set up your hf digital station can be like hooking up your dvd or vcr to your entertainment system. Welcome to the wb8rol olivia digital mode information page. Olivia, the magic digital mode olivia mfsk digital communications are becoming popular in amateur radio because olivia is one of the most robust methods of text keyboarding, that can perform superbly for long distance communications in ionospheric noise conditions where other modes fail. As with other modes, olivia has different variants each having a different. To do this, touch the blue usb or lsb icon on your 7300 screen. Codan radios are wellknown for their ruggedness and reliability, with the 3212 hf data modem no exception. The rtlsdr is an ultra cheap software defined radio based on dvbt tv tuners with rtl2832u chips. Capable of communications over distances of 3,000 km or more, they are rapidly deployed and require minimal infrastructure. Olivia digital mode software category is a curation of 4 web resources on, olivia aid, mixw v3, multipsk. This code and symbol spreading implementation is key to its robustness under less than ideal conditions. And because newgeneration hf is largely software based, the systems will be more. This is the big disadvantage with this mode on hf, it really is all or nothing. Ilg database ilg the advanced world radio database system.
This page contains a description of many of the popular hf digital modes software. Ilg hf multi band check bandscans with detailed analysis of ilg and hfcc data. Mfsk frequencies used by olivia, mfsk16, pax, pax2 digital mfsk communications are becoming popular for text keyboarding in amateur radio because mfsk is one of the most robust methods of text keyboarding that can perform superbly for long distance communications in ionospheric noise conditions where other modes fail. Ilg global bandscan verifying all listed data by aroundtheclock scans during each season. A great number of exciting new digital operating modes have developed, largely because of the availability of personal computers, soundcards, and advanced software. Picture shows a mailboxbbs in turkey negotiating with a bbs in the uk. The mt63 mode is very tolerant of mistuning, as most software will handle 120 hz tuning offsets under normal conditions. But amateur digital communication began in earnest in the late 1940s if you dont count morse as a digital mode. On the way, you could have your smart phone somewhere near your radio speaker and recieve all the data on an incident you need without having to do anything but drive. The short burst at the bottom of the picture is header and callsign information whereas the longer burst is the actual data.
He uses these several times each week when operating his radios. The leading place for information on the olivia mode is, for a list specific to just olivia use this link. Most of the software used for working with the digital modes of hf radio communications can be found for free on the internet. Mt63 distributes the encoding of each character over a long time period, and over several tones. Legacy a technological era of less practical application to modern applications. The usual data rate on hf is 300 baud, with 1200 and 9600 baud being common place at vhf and uhf. Chat from a quarantined software engineer welfare check from your group. Olivia is a ham radio digital mode designed to work in difficult low sn ratios plus multipath propagation conditions on hf bands though it also works as well on vhfuhf.
The main category is jt65 software that is about jt65 digital mode software. Olivia mfsk digital communications are becoming popular in amateur radio because olivia is one of the most robust methods of text keyboarding, that can perform superbly for long distance communications in ionospheric noise conditions where other modes fail. One nice feature is the pc interface which makes it possible to do some automation. It is part of hrd package and support psk, qpsk, contestia, cw, dominoex, hell, mfsk, mt63, olivia, rtty, rttym, throb and sstv. Telescopeman gives his top 5 list of the essential ham radio software. Rockwell collins modernized, highfrequency hf communications systems give. A subreddit for the lowcost software defined radio sdr community. Nov 04, 20 in recent months my ability to work dx on the hf bands has been utterly transformed thanks to some exciting new software for the jt65jt9 weak signal data modes i have a very modest hf station now due to living in a conservation area with antenna restrictions and can only use a stealth antenna comprising of an exarmy camouflaged 280. Unlike amateur bands 6 meters and above, hf phone and data modes are separated into subbands of a given band, the exception being 60 meter channel allocations where phone and data can be transmitted on the same channel forces nets to operate on only the mode permitted for. This setting determines how far from the center frequency the olivia algorithm will search to lock onto and decode an olivia signal. Free, secure and fast windows ham radio software downloads from the largest open source applications and software directory. Psk31 programs for ham radio psk31 digital mode emissions category is a curation of 36 web resources on, rxpsk31, sim psk 31, propnerpsk.
Olivia the draft specification for the olivia hf transmission system the olivia transmission system is constructed of two layers. Digital master, formerly dm780, is the allpurpose ham radio digital modes communications package integrated with the ham radio deluxe suite. Usinga robust aluminium chassis it is proven to withstand the rigours of mobile, base station and manpack use. Goodbye ft8, hello olivia, the magic digital mode for hf. Olivia digital mode on hf radio contestia included. The software i am using to decode this mode is called easypal. L3harris hf manpack radios are flexible and reliable solutions for forwarddeployed forces in remote areas. Usual data rate on hf is 300 baud, with 1200 and 9600 baud being common place at vhf and uhf. So no matter what operating system you run on your computer, there will be a digital mode application available for your operating needs. Currently the only other digital modes that match or exceed olivia in sensitivity are some of the wsjt program modes that include jt65a and jt65 hf which are certainly limited in usage and definitely not true conversation capable. The sark100 is a swr analyzer and the range is from 160m to 6m. Com hf communications ionospheric propagation back to hflink home olivia frequency list centerofactivity olivia mfsk digital keyboarding olivia software links olivia download olivia frequencies olivia 20 meter frequencies olivia formats olivia settings for mixw join the group. No single mode owns any data frequency though most modes have suggested call frequencies. Olivia mfsk is an amateur radioteletype protocol designed to work in difficult low.
Since 2005, olivia has become a standard for digital data transfer under white noise, fading and. Im looking for peoples experiences with hf data decoding software. Pactor is a set of standardized modes used by amateur and marine radio operators for fsk radioteletype transfer of digital information over shortwave bands. Hf data transmission by radio amateurs uses medium power 100 watts over long distances 100 to 4000 km. Short burst at the bottom of the picture is header and callsign information. There are a number of software applications available that will run on windows, mac osx and various forms of linux. Olivia digital mode on hf radio contestia included public. It can also decode well under other noise, qsb, qrm, flutter caused by polar path propagation and even auroral conditions. This has brought forth a multitude of decoding software, some free, others not.
Olivia 5008 qso screen capture on 20mtrs with fldigi linux ver. Mt63 is a digital radio modulation mode for transmission in highnoise situations developed by pawel jalocha sp9vrc. Compare the best free open source windows ham radio software at sourceforge. There is a lack of consensus on some of the exact frequencies.
The typical olivia signal is decoded when the amplitude of the noise is over ten times that of the digital signal. They are also interoperable with existing vhf radio systems. The rtlsdr can be used as a wide band radio scanner. Olivia mfsk is an amateur radioteletype protocol, using multiple frequencyshift keying mfsk.
Conversational digital modes psk, rtty, mfsk, olivia. Digital master 780 digital master 780 is a windows multimode program which uses ham radio deluxe for radio control. They are very useful to have available on your ham shack. You might need to toggle from lsb into usb, and then data, until you reach usbd. It might be observed that software applications may have bpsk and qpsk in their list of operating modes. Most of the decoding software uses a visual waterfall display to facilitate easy tuning. I want to say that i assume no responsibility if this software harms your system in any way. This link is listed in our web site directory since sunday nov 30 2003, and till today multipsk has been followed for a total of 94263 times. However, some programs cannot access the windows software volume controls properly in these later versions of windows. If you havent done so, plug the usb cable into your radio, and the computer icom usb software must be. Olivia digital mode on hf radio contestia included has 1,669 members. Listed under the software hellschreiber category that is about hellschreiber software.
Jt65jt9 data mode software for hf amateur radio weblog by. My name is sergey, i was born in the 1963 year and live in moscow, russia. Isi intersymbol interference, primary cause of data loss in hf data transmission. I doubt very seriously olivia will replace ft8 anytime in the near future, if at all. Olivia digital mode on hf radio contestia included public group. Oct 23, 2017 olivia is yesterdays news and it is too slow for me also. Olivia digital mode software category is a curation of 4 web resources on. Actually, the old linked modes were pretty good, pactor, amtor, and clover, like them all better for ragchews but they are all dead now. Olivia digital mode on hf radio contestia included has 1685 members. It is used on the hf bands and is a comprehensive, global, airground, communications system. The screen captures below are from the fldigi digital program which has an excellent waterfall display. So no matter what operating system you run on your computer, there will be a digital mode a. Also includes a link to help you identify the sounds of ham radio digital communications signals.
Ham radio deluxe software digital modes for amateur radio operators log ft8 and jt65 qsos automatically from wsjtx, jtalert, or qso relay. Goodbye ft8, hello olivia, the magic hf digital mode youtube. The picture shows a mailboxbbs in turkey negotiating with a bbs in the uk. Olivia is an amateur digital teletype mode designed by pawel jalocha sp9vrc in 2005. In some of the other digital programs that run olivia mode the visual difference in various olivia configurations may be harder to see. Fsk frequency shift keying, arguably the most popular data modulation technique. Hf high frequency radio, usually agreed on as 330 mhz radio operation. Amateur radio software for receptiontransmission of jt65a protocol with an emphasis upon its usage in the high frequency amateur bands. It may interest ham radio enthusiasts, hardware hackers, tinkerers and anyone interested in rf. Hflink is an international resource for hf communications. As always, a good operator will qrl the frequency once or twice to make sure it is not in use. Having fun with olivia hf swl ham radio 201212 youtube. This is a demonstration of using fldigi software to work with the olivia digital communications keyboardto. How to set up the icom 7300 for digital modes with fldigi in.
Olivia formats there are many different combinations of formats, but only about 6 olivia. It is possible to communicate worldwide using mfsk with as little as a few. Digital modes are becoming more and more popular on the amateur bands. Imagine no internet and phone service and youre deployed to a shelter. Selcal, ale and hf data link into the receivertransmitter, plus adds wbhf highspeed. The typical olivia signal is decoded when the amplitude of the noise is over ten times. Welcome to my personal page,website about radio amateur digital modes since 1999. This is a great resource for olivia because using the olivia mode without the correct software settings makes a difference between working others and wasting your own time. Because of this, we suggest that you adjust the software volume controls only through windows instead of your programs adjust waterfall drive or adjust transmitter drive or similarly worded menus. The effective data rate of the olivia mfsk protocol is 150 charactersminute. Mar 01, 2018 telescopeman gives his top 5 list of the essential ham radio software. As an amateur radio hobbyist, i enjoy communicating with stations from around the world, using radio waves that are reflected off of the. About multipsk the resource is currently listed in in 8 categories. Or, you can run this direct from the radio to your computer, but this is not recommended.50 901 303 226 1290 1191 304 915 458 44 174 1340 1468 1121 403 364 1505 838 609 300 1274 1000 308 697 451 912 361 813 1381 1405 772 1507 1144 1301 1494 36 161 580 871 291 641 114 669 876 1040 237 566