Life in (Feld) Hell: The Dot-Matrix Printer Heard ‘Round the World

I’m a bit of a sucker for odd digital radio modes at the moment. Sometimes, a whole new set of tones comes through the waterfall, and I’m left wondering what it is. I’d read about Hellschreiber before, and thought that no-one could possibly want to use a mode that turned your radio into a very slow dot matrix printer.

Last night, I sent out CQ on 40m, and was immediately answered by Don (WB8MKH) in Michigan. We had a good long talk, and Don let me know about the Feld Hell Club and their monthly sprints. I didn’t think I’d be much for contesting, but this sets my nerd whiskers aquiver.

1 comment

  1. I think this is cool, to communicate by radio over long distances at extremely low power.

    Thanks for the link to the Feld Hell Club.

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