RETURNING TO HAM RADIO: FLEX 1500/PowerSDR -and- Selected Digital Software

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I spent several days searching Google and YouTube to see all the available digital software available today. I selected, downloaded, and installed 5 third party digital programs: (1) Ham Radio Deluxe; (2) Fldigi; (3) RMS Express; (4) MultiPSK; and (5) TrueTTY. I think those 5 programs with PowerSDR rounds out my digital modes very well. I am open to suggests for other programs that I did not select.

They will sit on my laptop until March 1 when I can buy the rest of the FLEX 1500 accessories to get it on air. I cannot afford Pactor 4 with the SCS modem. Pactor was my favorite at sea when I was a merchant seaman traveling all over the world (1988-2007).

The big job comes when I start configuring all the programs to the FLEX 1500. That is going to be a huge job for me. If only I could find a bunch of YouTube tutorials to take me through it all step by step. Searching YouTube is going to be another big chore.
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Don Hamrick

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DXLab Suites
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Mike, NA5U
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Definitly also W1HKJ's software http://www.w1hkj.com/
I recommend fldigi. Help is on the webpage and a tutorial is here
http://www.w1hkj.com/beginners.html and here https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/tutorial-setting-up-fldigi-with-smartsdr and on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN2QPZZzkn4 (there are a lot more, just google them)
73, Alex - DH2ID
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Carl K5HK

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Don retired mm MREO myself please send email direct k5hk@arrl.net