Club Program Ideas: The New Digital Modes

old & newIn this series on Club Program ideas, I’m providing possible programs for clubs to use in their meetings. You can find a full explanation of the approach in Club Programs – The Series.

Today’s program idea: the new digital modes.

There used to be CW, RTTY, and SSTV. Then came packet. Then PSK. Then came a rash of new digital modes that did everything from bounce a fast signal off of meteor trails to remotely turning your coffee on in the morning. OK; I lied about the coffee.

What are these new modes and what do they do? How do they compare to other modes more of us are used to using?

Bonus: do a program on one of the newer specific digital modes. How about JT6M and FSK441 for meteor scatter?

Scot, K9JY