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@bamfic @vertigo They all kind of have to be open source, natch. Otherwise it’s encryption, haha.

Olivia is a blast. It’s tops for me still.

There’s new modes every year. The specs are fun to read, too, to see what people are experimenting with in terms of signal integrity, FEC, encoding... Radio is a good test bed for cutting through interference, and I know of no other field where amateurs can be a part of that sort of “bare metal” science at this scale.

@bamfic @vertigo By the by, Olivia, Throb, &c are great modes to meet interesting techies. They cut through bad band conditions well, so I’ve had some lovely chats with people that way. The FEC makes it nice and slow, so contesters avoid those modes, haha.

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