5 June 2012, Charles Hargrove, N2NOV, of Staten Island, provided
the NYC-ARECS team with a hands-on overview and demonstration
of various digital modes of communications including Fldigi.
A total of 13 members (and three guest), spent 90 minutes learning
to setup their computers for digital communications and even exchanged
messages across the room via digital signals / via the computer
sound boards. Fldigi is a computer program intended for Amateur
Radio Digital Modes operation using a PC (Personal Computer).
Fldigi operates (as does most similar software) in conjunction
with a transceiver, and uses the PC sound card as the main means
of input from the radio, and output to the radio. Fldigi is an
additional mode in of which communications can be conducted during
an emergency, it can be used to send "email" messages
(via the radio), as well as images.