We’re All About Digital

We’re All About Digital

Funny saying coming from an analog guy. But hey! We live in a digital age. Gotta get with the program or get left behind. I’ve been trying to get with the program but I still feel a little behind. Well, Yard Dogs is doing what it can to remedy that situation.

Besides experimenting with Fldigi, D-Rats and Winlink, we’ve been into DRM (yes, DRM, not DMR), HF APRS, Winmor, Winlink VHF Packet, VHF APRS, System Fusion, digital modes on the traffic nets, ARES and more. We will entertain any digital mode any ‘member’ or guest wants to learn about. We want to learn along with you. By the way, I use the term ‘member’ loosely because their is no ‘membership’. Whoever shows up at the meetings or participates in the nets is a ‘member’. There are no officers, no dues, no clubhouse and no BS. Uhh yeah, we do throw the bull around some though.

Many of you have done all the things we are just learning to do years ago. That’s cool, just cut us some slack. There are lots of folks who haven’t had the time, or who have just gotten into ham radio or into digital modes. We all need love!

There are many modes unmentioned here and as much as we’d like to know about them all, it is probably not possible. I used to have a D-Star 1200MHz rig. I’ve never had a DMR rig. I’ve never had a P25 rig. I’ve never had an NXDN rig. Before I could buy all those rigs, some new mode would come out. I’m doing my best to keep up and not go broke. Yeah, I’ve done JT65 HF but not all the other digital modes. There are not enough hours in the day. But yes, if you want to try something on the net or at the meetings, let’s do it! We’re all about digital!