Australia’s Amateur Radio Experimenters Group (AREG) has invited all radio amateurs interested in HF digital voice communication to take part in the FreeDV HF Digital Voice QSO Party over the September 12-13 weekend. The Wireless Institute of Australia’s VK100ANZAC special event station will be the focal point for the event.
The aim is to encourage amateurs to try the HF digital voice mode. The easiest way to get on the air with FreeDV is to download and install the FreeDV GUI application on your PC, and use a PC-to-HF radio interface and a USB headset. The primary calling frequencies will be 14,236 kHz and 7,175 kHz ±QRM. The VK100ANZAC net control station will be listening and intermittently calling on FreeDV, according to a schedule posted on the AREG website.
FreeDV digital voice is an open-source codec/system developed by David Rowe, VK5DGR. — Thanks to Grant Willis, VK5GR, and the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group