DigiPan stands for "Digital Panoramic Tuning" and was designed to bring the ease and simplicity of PANORAMIC reception and transmission to PSK31and PSK63 operation. DigiPan provides a panoramic display of the frequency spectrum in the form of an active dial scale extending the full width of the computer screen. Depending upon the transceiver IF bandwidth, it is possible to "see" as many as 40 to 50 PSK31 stations at one time.
Low-cost transceiver kits for 10 meters, 20 meters, 30 meters, 40 meters, and 80 meters, the PSK-10, PSK-20, PSK-30, PSK-40, and Warbler (PSK-80), are available from Small WonderLabs that make full use of DigiPan's panoramic capabilities through the use of a 3000 Hz wideband IF
In addition to using DigiPan's PACTOR RX to identify a PACTOR mailbox signal, which only consistently transmits identification if it is successful in connecting with a fixed PACTOR station, mobile PACTOR mailbox stations are also supposed to transmit their callsign in either PACTOR or CW if they fail to connect with a fixed automatic PACTOR station.
This identification has always been required by FCC regulations, and was supposed to have been phased in over the summer of 2003, but it is almost never done. Listen for CW ID at the end of the PACTOR transmission if it does not trigger a transmission from the other PACTOR station, or quickly switch DigiPan to PACTOR RX and look for the callsign of the calling station.
For example, when you see , W1AW is the callsign of the fixed PACTOR mailbox station being called, not the callsign of the calling station. If sent by PACTOR, the callsign of the calling station will be shown in addition to the called station's callsign, or by CW at the end of the PACTOR transmission.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added multichannel reception, CQ alert, Internet callsign lookup, and Rx and Tx offset adjustment.