A Freeware Program for PSK31 and PSK63
DigiPan stands for “Digital Panoramic Tuning” and brings 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. An article about DigiPan and the panoramic transceiver can be found starting on page 33 of the June, 2000, QST magazine. Other information about PSK31, including a downloadable copy of the article, is currently available for members from the ARRLTechnical Information Service.
DigiPan1.0 forever changed how PSK31 tuning was done, from manually tuning the transceiver, to “point-and-click” mouse tuning, in which a signal on the waterfall is clicked with the mouse button to find out the station’s callsign and decide whether or not to contact that station…
Now, DigiPan 2.0 again changes how PSK31 tuning is done!
All stations on the waterfall are now simultaneously decoded, and the callsign and text of each station is continuously shown on a separate multichannel display. CQ calls are instantly highlighted in color, and color alerts for any other two strings of text are also available. Since the callsign and text of each station is already known, instead of clicking on a signal to identify and contact a station, just clicking on the text or callsign of the desired station will transfer it to the active Receive area for a contact.
Digipan 2.0 works best on a 266 MHz or faster Pentium processor and requires Windows 95 or greater
If you experience slowness in downloading, or problems in installing DigiPan 2.0, download this zipped version: digipan20.zip
If you find that your computer is too slow using DigiPan 2.0, DigiPan 1.7 is still available: digipan7.zip
Before installing any new version of DigiPan, or reinstalling an older one, first quit any running version of DigiPan, locate digipan.ini in the Windows directory (folder), delete digipan.ini, and then install DigiPan. You can also follow this procedure if DigiPan does not seem to be working correctly anymore. After any reinstallation, you will have to re-configure your personal data and any custom macros.