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FARA provides a Baofeng HT to each person who passes a FARA Technician license class.  The HT's are fully programmed with local repeater, simplex, and marine weather channels.  There are links below to the HT manual, programming details, and a channel-frequency reference.

Baofeng Manual
The following material was prepared as an educational activity for FARA Field Day 2016.  The "Introduction to Digital Modes" PDF provides basic information to setup your PC and transceiver for use with digital modes and contains links to software used for PSK31 and JT65.  The video clips illustrate the setup of WSJT-X, software used for the JT65 mode, and FLDigi, software used for many digital modes, including PSK31.  There are also video clips that show QSO's in the JT-65 and PSK31 modes.

Introduction to Digital Modes PDF document -- PSK31 and JT65 - Introduction to Digital Modes
Setting up WSJT-X video demonstration - WSJT-X Setup
Setting up FLDigi video demonstration - FLDigi Setup
Using WSJT-X for JT65 QSO video demonstration - JT65 QSO
Using FLDigi for PSK31 QSO video demonstration - PSK31 QSO

Brent, W1NCH, demonstrated the construction of an inexpensive co-linear 2 meter vertical.  Construction details are shown on the handout.

Logging Workshop Agenda - FARA Logging Workshop Agenda

Logging Software Resources:
N1MM Contest Logger:
N1MM Download Page - N1MM Downloads
N1MM Installation Instructions -N1MM Installation
N1MM Full Documentation - N1MM Documentation
N1MM Transceiver Interface Help - N1MM Transceiver Interfacing

N3FJP's AC (Amateur Contact) Log:
AC Log Download - AC Log Download
AC Log Video Introduction - AC Log Video Quickstart
AC Log Guide Download - AC Log Guide
AC Log Guide PDF - AC Log Guide (local copy)
AC Log Transceiver Interface Help - AC Log Transceiver Interfacing

DX Cluster - DX Summit
Propagation Information - PSK Reporter, Reverse Beacon Network, WSPRnet
Callsign Lookup - QRZ, HamCall
Sample USB/Serial Interface Information - Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom
Audio Recorder for Voice Keying - Audacity
WebSDR Listings, listen to your received signal - WebSDR, SDR.Hu
CW Decoding Software - FLDigi, CW Get, CW Decoder, CW Skimmer, MRP40
CW Keyboard Software - CW TypeFLDigiMRP40CW Decoder, CW Player
Virtual Port Software - VSP Manager (free to hams)
Virtual Audio Software - Virtual Audio Cable, VB Cable