By Mark Oskin
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PSKer is a PSK31 receiver and transmitter. Features:
* PSK31 send/receive
* Universal app
* Landscape mode on the iPad, Portrait mode on the iPhone/iPad
* Configurable macros for common messages (CQ, ...)
* Automatic frequency locking
* Realtime sonogram w/zoom view
* Support for mic and line-in receive, and speaker-out/line-out transmission.
What's New in Version 1.2
** New in version 1.2. Interim release. I'm still working on a major update, but I wanted to get this out quickly to fix a major issue that showed up with iOS 8. Changes in this version:
-- iOS 8 compatibility. Fixed a bug that causes the text display to go crazy. However, iOS 6 (or higher) is now required.
-- Different screen sizes are now supported
-- Macros now work on the input line as well as in macros.
-- iPad version includes \S for QSO macro.
Works fine good deal!
I just installed on my iPad and tried with my FT-817ND radio through an interface. No issues with connecting and I had a QSO right away. Nice add to my portable. The iPad is much easier to take with compared to a laptop that dies after a few hours of use! Great job and hope to see you programming again soon!
So far I’ve used this running on an iPad 2 connected to a Yaesu FT-817ND, connected with a KF5INZ Easy Digi interface. PSKer decodes BPSK-31 well. I’ve tried it acoustically coupled to the rig but the physical interface makes decoding and sending more accurate, in my experience.
Nice features to have in future versions would be:
—More macros to reduce the amount of typing required on a phone or tablet.
—Larger send buffer that can hold more than 1 line of text.
—I would really like to see someone make an iOS app that can send and decode MT-63.
Line/Mic Input Not Working
Does not show anything on the waterfall and does not decode any signals when using a direct cable connection to the headset jack. Other ham radio apps which support the line input work fine, so this is a defect in this app. Please fix!