Just wanted to jot a quick note about how easy the NUE-PSK Digital Modem is to program – once I read the directions!
Mine has been back for each update and has the USB add-on with the RTCC (Real Time Clock Chip) feature.
It has been upgraded to Version 5, which added a morse key jack and full CW features.
Experimenting with Winston K9CFVR (we can drop the /AG as he is now listed in the FCC database) we hand typed everything. Did it the hard way and really didn’t get around to consulting the manual until after we were done.
It is a tribute to the ease of the NUE-PSK Modem that we were able to run PSK-31 at all given our caviler attitude to reading the directions.
I now have the NUE-PSK loaded up with a Config.txt file that has all my macros in it – paralleling what I usually program into MixW or fldigi when operating.
Technique was a quick couple steps:
- Download the Default Config.txt file from either the NUE-PSK itself, or from the website.
- Edit the file with a plain text editor.
- Put it back on the USB Thumb Drive.
- Use the NUE-PSK’s Load Config feature to Upload the edited Config.txt file into the Modem.
- Let the Modem reboot & test.
Took all of a few moments to do and the machine is ready to go.
Here are my macros as currently implemented:
MACROS FOR PSK AND RTTY:
Macro F1: CALL CQ : CQ CQ CQ de <MYCALL> <MYCALL> <MYCALL> pse k
Macro F2: ANSWER ANOTHER’S CQ CALL: <THEIRCALL> <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> <MYCALL> pse kn
Macro F3: ANSWER WITH REPORT: <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> UR 599 599 into EN64dc EN64dc Manitowoc, Wisconsin – Name is Steve Steve HOW COPY? <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> kn
Macro F4: ANSWER WITH OPERATING CONDITIONS: <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> Full Print – I am operating a NUE-PSK Digital Modem (no computer) with a SGC-2020 Transceiver at 8 watts with a portable antenna. A very small portable setup from my “Go-Kit” that I am testing today. BTU <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> kn
Macro F5: ANSWER WITH A BIT ABOUT ME: <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> Thank you for the information. All copied. I am good at QRZ.com and you can find more about me at http://k9zw.wordpress.com BTU <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> kn
Macro F6: REQUEST AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION: <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> Would you please email me a confirmation of our QSO. I do eQSL and direct QSLs. Sometimes LoTW when I feel brave! My email is email@example.com BTU <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> kn
Macro F7: SAY 73 AND SK: <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> Thank you for the QSO – Godspeed and 73 – Hope we do meet again! <THEIRCALL> de <MYCALL> SK..Sk..so
MACROS FOR CW MODE:
CW Macro F1: CALL CQ: CQ CQ CQ DE <MYCALL> <MYCALL> <MYCALL> K
CW Macro F2: ANSWER AND REPORT WITH INFO: <THEIRCALL> DE <MYCALL> TU FOR CALL UR RST 5NN 5NN QTH Manitowoc, WI, OP Steve HW CPY? <THEIRCALL> DE <MYCALL> kn
CW Macro F3: CONTEST QUICK TURN-AROUND: TU QRZ? TEST DE <MYCALL> TEST K
CW Macro F4: SEND MY CALL SIGN: <MYCALL>
CW Macro F5: ANSWER ANOTHER CQ: <THEIRCALL> <THEIRCALL> <THEIRCALL> DE <MYCALL> <MYCALL> <MYCALL> kn
CW Macro F6: BASIC INFO: <THEIRCALL> DE <MYCALL> RIG HERE IS SGC-2020. USING A NUE PSK MODEM. HOW DOES IT SOUND? <THEIRCALL> DE <MYCALL> kn
CW Macro F7: TUNING AND TESTING: TESTING TESTING DE <MYCALL>
I’ve left out the transmit on/off and control characters on my cheat-sheet notes, but they are there in the Uploaded Config.txt file.
A little manual reading a pre-use programing sure makes the NUE-PSK Digital Modem one slick little device and a perfect companion to the SGC-2020 Transceiver!