Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cuban Hams Get New Digital Modes

Courtesy CIA World Factbook
Cuba's government has approved the use of several new digital modes by the country's ham radio operators, according to a post by CO7WT on Southgate Amateur Radio News. Previously, Cuban hams have been permitted only to use PSK31, QPSK31, AMTOR, packet and RTTY. The new rules now authorize the use of Olivia, MFSK, JT65, most PSK variants and others, and they set up a mechanism for Cuban amateurs to apply for approval of additional modes in the future.