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experimental new mode called PSKFEC31 is introduced. This mode is derived from PSK10 mode for the set of characters and from PSK31 for the speed (31.25 bauds). Each bit (and not each character as in PSKAM) is transmitted twice with an interval of 13 bits between the two transmissions of the bit. The speed is about 28 wpm. This mode permits to lower appreciably the number of errors due to HF propagation conditions. The bandwidth is about 110 Hz. The lowest S/N is -14.5 dB (for a PC at 166 MHz or higher)
Created by : Patrick Lindecker F6CTE (06/2003)
Description :
Baud rate : 31.25
Speed : 28 wpm
Modulation : DBPSK
Reception mode : indifferent (LSB or USB)
Character set : 56 "Varicode" characters " A..Z 0..9 <CR> <ESPACE> . , " : - = + ? $ ' ( ) ! / @ & # * with an error reset character and an idle character (displayed by ">"). Small characters are transformed in capital characters and special characters as" " are transformed in standard capital (in the example above: " E ").
Shape of pulse : rectangular but the transition between 2 successive different bits is done by a decreasing sine then by an increasing sine (each of one during quarter of period)
Bandwidth : about 160 Hz
Demodulation : coherent,
Synchronization : automatic using the signal
Correction code : no
Convolution code : no
Interleaving : no
Repetition : each bit is repeated 13 positions later (so 0.42 s between 2 transmissions of the same bit). This time diversity allows the correction of an erroneous bit. The synchronization is easy.
Automatic Frequency Correction : from +/-3 Hz to +/- 10 Hz depending on signal level,
Drift tolerance : 60 Hz/mn for PSKFEC31 (depending on signal-to-noise ratio)
Pmean/Ppeak : 0.86
Lowest S/N : -14.5 dB
Due to the FEC process, this mode permits to reduce appreciably the number of errors due to HF propagation conditions, compared to BPSK31.

+FEC is advantge compaed to PSK31
-Slightly slower than PSK31
-Not used much at all


Mode Menu
PSKFEC31
Mode Audio Sample
FFT Window Screenshot
VIDEO OF AN ACTUAL PSKFEC31 QSO HERE