Probably this is a frequent: digit-modes software suggestion ?

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Even I have long time as a Ham Radio Amateur, I haven't have any interesting in digit modes, Until Now!....with all my respect this question is for anyone: which digit-modes software would you suggest for a newbie?

Thanks, and 73's

George
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May I suggest either PSK31 or RTTY.
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George,
Kinda depends I think on how deep into it you want to go.
Software called FLdigi works very well and seems to play nice with the Flex units.
What Flex are you using?
You can look at this link ( http://www.w1hkj.com/beginners.html) for info on FLdigi and then a Google search on Digital Modes will keep you busy for hours.
Also lots of digital group forums on the net to help you along.

Search on this community will bring up lots of Digital mode info.
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Thanks Chuck!

I have Flex-6300
I will look at your suggestion 

73's and Thanks

George
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Thanks Richard!....which software you use for decode?

Thanks again!

George
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As to software, I would recommend FLDigi. It does it all except the JT modes and SSTV and is fully supported and is under active development. Very helpful Yahoo group.

Personally, I will not use abandonware if possible which is why I do not touch MMTTY. Somebody did pop up once claiming that the software was still being developed, but as the last release was nearly 5 years ago, you can decide.
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Thanks Guy!

I appreciate your suggestion
I will keep myself away from abandonware ;-)

73's

George
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Bill Turner

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MMTTY is "abandonware"?  First I have heard of it. MMTTY is widely used by the RTTY contest crowd and they are very fussy about their software, I assure you.  MMTTY is rarely used by itself since it integrates well into third party software. It is often used in conjunction with a program called 2Tone, with both running simultaneously, which gives you a wide choice of decoders and filters.  For non-RTTY modes, it is hard to beat fldigi, as others have pointed out. In all cases, you must use AFSK as SmartSDR does not yet do FSK.  Also, no need to pay  for logging software. The DXLab Suite is totally free, highly capable, well supported and comes in a number of modules which all talk to each other. Use as few or as many modules as you like. If you get into RTTY contesting, N1MM Logger+ is also totally free, highly capable and well supported. Google for discussion groups on all of the above.

73, Bill W6WRT


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Jay / NO5J

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WSJTX for the JT modes
Fldigi for most of the other modes.
FreeDV plugin for digital voice.

73 Jay - NO5J
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Hey Jay

I just installed both....and I'm setting up FLDIGI. My Flex sound comes from a Bose Companion speakers plugged at back of F-6300. Which source I should  take   a) port audio or B) I/O.....if Port audio....dax 1? or what  :-P
I feel a little Dummie with this :)

Thanks

George
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Thank you very much Jay

I have already installed FreeDV...although I haven't used yet

WSJTX is easy to work with Flex?

George
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WSJT-X works a treat with Flex. Any probs and you can get help here. I have had a few issues and have learnt a lot from then. Still a way to go. The main problem is not either falling asleep in between overs or daydreaming, hi hi.
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George 

Yes WSJTX works great with SmartSDR. It's fairly simple to setup, You will need to setup SmartSDR CAT and  select a SmartSDR DAX channel and then Select the same in WSJTX settings. Which you will need to do for almost any digital program.
Just ask if you have trouble, Quite a few of us should be able to help.
73, Jay - NO5J
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George,
I have been using HRD for over 20 years and have had excellent results. Although now you have to pay to play but it is worth every penny.  It supports 99.9% of the mode without you having to download it from a website. It's all inclusive. In other words all the software modes are part of the program,
You just install, setup and play. 
I have used FLDigi, MixW and many other but, I still find HRD to be the best for my operations.
And it works very well with the Flex radios!
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Hey Ernest

After walking around I finally buy HDR 2 weeks ago....I'm newbie with HDR and I'm just learning to use it.....I was trying to setup to prints labels....but software stop and show it has a problem with MFC (HRD MFC Application is Not Responding)  and close ...this happens only when Im going to print...any idea?....

Thanks

George 
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Thanks Ernest....

I apologize, I Will take advantage  from your experience with HRD, I downloaded a Trial version...But I think I got scared with 3 or 4 windows which "pop" open after set up.....Question: 1.- do you use Smart SDR  for working or is needed and mandatory to use HRD for everything even for phone contacts. 2.- Do you have any knowledge about bugs between Smart SDR and HRD? 3.- Is needed any additional cable to connect Flex to PC ?

Thank you & 73's

George
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No additional cables are needed to connect HRD to SmartSDR

BTW... Ernest is quite the expert on HRD and Flex.. and I believe he speaks Spanish so he might be able to answer you in your native language which will make things much clearer. 
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Howard, 
I'm much humble than that.  I am better than some but just as good as many others.

George,
Try the trial version, maybe you'll like.      
It does take time to setup because you are setting many parameters. However, if you take the defaults it will put you on the air with very few interaction required from you.

Later on when you become familiar with the software you can make improvement to the program and the different modes etc...

Regarding,"is it mandatory to use HRD  for phone etc..." The answer is NO. I mainly use HRD for the programs it has; plus logging, QSL'ing, interfacing hardware to operate SmartSDR, and many other. And as Howard said, no external wires necessary.   

I prefer to use SmartSDR for the radio GUI; HRD radio GUI is simply UGLY and it has too many little boxes to bring up.  There are program that you can load for free that can make life with HRD easier and that will bypass this HRD GUI.

Now looking into the future when Flex starts inter-grading or the ability to: There will be no need for HRD.

 Requerdo y un abrazo ... W4EG 
 
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Just an Ethernet cable....
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Thanks!  Pat....
Not many Flex Owners down here...
and many people was telling to me about some cables I had missed...

Thanks & 73`'s

George