I’ve been QRT for more than 10 years. In my previous radio life I worked RTTY, SSTV, PSK, HELL and some PACKET. Nowadays the amount of (digital) modes is endless. So lately I started to play with as much as possible modes. I like to share with you my experiments. Keep in mind this are my personal toughts, you might have a complete different idea about some modes !
Part #5 OLIVIA
This keeps me in mind : you develop a new mode and you call it OLIVIA … why ? Fan of Popeye the Sailor man ? Well I don’t know and may be it’s better so. I like this mode ! Most activity is in the 32/1000 and 8/250 submode. If you find any activity, so far I found only a handfull of stations on the band (mainly 20m and some on 15m). You can follow the Olivia activity at Hamspots.net . The second station I ever worked in Olivia was WH2HAO on Guam Island … no pile up, no QRM … wonderful ! This mode allows ragchewing what I miss in some other digital modes like for example JT65.
Thoughts and experiences in other (exotic digital) modes to be published in the next days – weeks – months