A Freeware Program for PSK31and PSK63
DigiPan stands for "Digital Panoramic Tuning" and brings the ease and simplicity of PANORAMIC reception and transmission to PSK31 operation. DigiPan provides a panoramic display of the frequency spectrum in the form of an active dial scale extending the full width of the computer screen. Depending upon the transceiver IF bandwidth, it is possible to "see" as many as 40 to 80 PSK31 stations at one time. A low-cost 20 meter transceiver kit, the PSK-20, is available from Small Wonder Labs at http://www.smallwonderlabs.com, that makes full use of DigiPan's panoramic capabilities through the use of a 4000 Hz wideband IF. An article about DigiPan and the panoramic transceiver can be found starting on page 33 of the June, 2000, QST magazine.
When used with existing transceivers, DigiPan displays 2000 Hz to 3000 Hz of spectrum space, displaying all, or almost all, of the active PSK31 stations on the band at one time, and clearly showing unused frequencies available for calling CQ. Tuning to a station, or to an empty frequency, is done by simply pointing with the mouse cursor and clicking the left mouse button.
DigiPan's features include simultaneous reception of two stations at the same time, "Snap" to snap the cursor quickly to the center of the displayed station, AFC to keep it tuned there, "Seek" for mouse-free tuning, and "Scan" which can be used to build a history of activity on the band, a calibrated dial scale for each band, typeahead buffer, twenty-four operator-configurable macro keys, and a basic logging function with search and edit capabilities.
DigiPan is the result of a joint effort between Skip Teller, KH6TY/4 and Nick Fedoseev, UT2UZ, the author of MIXW32, and is intended to make PSK31 operation easier and more enjoyable for everyone.
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