Was really good also being your number 3 contact on PSK. HI HI.
YGPSK is hands down the best program for the 10 meter ham. It's quick simple,
allows view of 2 streams and has a log format that is easy to deal with.
Jeff N7YG has done a fantastic job on this program. So much so that I occasionaly feel
the urge to donate even though it is free. HI HI.
His program even does a good job on collecting EPC, and 070 numbers, so that's a good
thing if you start to branch out to other bands working PSK. There are quite a few members
in both EPC (European Phase Shifting Club) and 070 (Penn-OH DX).
I tried Digipan for awhile but it was never one of my favorites. I was running PSK long before
it ever became popular on 10 or even before I was a 10-10 member. My first interface was a 1:1
transformer with a pot, taped to a homebrew cord using VOX and WinPSK, which you never hear
much of anymore. HI HI. Dad (Carl Steele 69777), W4YRB pointed out an article in the old QSL
mag those many years ago, showing how to build an interface for this "new" mode, and we both
went to town on it. I built his interface into an old plastic nail box, and for him used the serial port
keyer along with the in through mike jack, and we had a blast experimenting.
Sadly he passed away in 2001, and well I'm still doing PSK, and at times FeldHell which he called
While the viewing mulitple streams is a plus, form, simplicity, and ease of accessing logs
found me back at YGPSK. I've done W1SQL, FLDigi, WinPSK, Multipsk, oh and WinAir.
Guess what all this does? HI HI. Logs scattered and fragmented so sometimes I have a real
problem figuring out whom, I worked when. (OH forgot Logger, really good logging, and
such back before 10-10.) If you want pure, simple, easy to use, go with Jeff's YGPSK.
All that being said. Well I can't help myself. I have installed and started using Ham Radio Deluxe.
Finally put that 10 year old CIV controller for my ICOM 746 into use. It has a lot to say for it,
though anything 10-10 is not much supported. It does things like auto to EQSL and I think
LOTW. It does rig control, and when hooked into a DX packet cluster will change rig frequency
on a click of the button. Here I go again spreading logs out for different programs. Pain
in the keester. HI HI. (Oh, note, HRD has a screen like the Digipan for viewing multiple
on air. Click and moves to that freq. How I got a maritime mobile on 20 a few nights ago.)
And let us not forget Win 10-10. Even another log to figure out and and try to keep track of
contacts. Go with YGPSK, and keep it simple. *L*
Mike Steele, W4ZYD 69769
SCI Chapter 2350FM