FARS - Digital Keyboard Modes


"Keyboarding on HF"

Presented at FARS April 24, 2009

by Mikel Lechner, KN6QI

This presentation shows how to get started using keyboard modes on HF. Modern personal computers and simple interfaces allow Ham's to use DSP processing to send and receive keyboard (text) signaling over the HF bands. The talk covers interfaces, software, and general operating. You can download a copy of the Keyboarding on HF Presentation. You will need a PDF viewer to display this document. The document is 981KB.


"HF Digital Keyboard Modes"

Presented at FARS April 27, 2007

by Mikel Lechner, KN6QI

This presentation discusses the features and differences between some of the modern digital keyboard modes. There are examples of the hardware and software required. A good place to starting learning about these modes. You can download a copy of this HF Digital Mode Presentation. You will need a PDF viewer to display this document. The document is 432KB.

Web Sites

->Official PSK31 Web Site - Documentation and Software Links

->K1VY's PSK31 Page - General Source of PSK31 information

->W2MU's PSK31 Page - PC <-> Rig Interface designs and links



PSK31 HF Frequencies PSK31 VHF Frequencies
Band Frequency Band Frequency
160 m 1.838 MHz 6 m 50.290 MHz
80 m 3.580 MHz 2 m 144.144 MHz
40 m 7.070 MHz (7.035 MHz[1]) 1.25 m 222.07 MHz
30 m 10.140 MHz 70 cm 432.2 MHz
20 m 14.070 MHz 33 cm 909 MHz
17 m 18.100 MHz

15 m 21.070 MHz (21.080 MHz[2])

10 m 28.120 MHz



[1] Region 1 (DX contacts)
[2] Official