Archive for September, 2012

1. World Day of ROS Mode on CB

22 September, 2012

Hello radio friends over the world

For some time there are many of you qrv in the lovely operation mode ROS – created and written by our friend Jose Alberto from Spain !

In Germany it devellopped to a fast seller by cb-radio operators in digi-modes.Here we use – accordant to the legal terms – channel 25 USB for ROS and other broadband device digi-modes.

Within a few days it was possible to reach radio friends throughout Europe, Israel and even Nicaragua. It was an unbeleavable success !

We´d like to thank all the radio friends for their activity in the past and most of all our friend Jose Alberto for his work.

Therefore it was our radio friend Rene who had the idea to install the first world contest in the operation mode ROS. He calls it 1.World Day of ROS Mode and invites everybody to join the contest on 28.october 2012 between 06:00 and 23:00 UTC. The aim is to be active in this time on channel 25 USB and to produce as many contacts as possible.

Further information of the Day of Ros Mode are to in the Web :

Please inform your friends about this event and be active as numerous as possible during the contest-time.

CB-Call: 13ALE001
Ham-Call: DG9NCZ

F6BAZ Opera description Page

19 September, 2012

A introduction to Opera Mode by F6BAZ

  F6BAZ Opera description Page (by F6BAZ)  

Digimode-Programme “ROS” und “Opera” jetzt auch für CB-Funker

13 September, 2012

Die digitalen Datenübertragungs-Programme “ROS” und “Opera” sind jetzt auch in einer für den CB-Funk geeigneten Version erhältlich.

Digitale Übertragungsverfahren wie z.B. ROS und Opera bestechen vor allem durch ihre Effizienz: Sie ermöglichen es, mit geringen Sendeleistungen über große Entfernungen Informationen zu übertragen. Deshalb bietet es sich an, solche Digimodes auch im CB-Funk zu verwenden.

Bisher gab es bei der Verwendung der Programme ROS und Opera im CB-Funk Probleme, weil die Software ursprünglich für den Amateurfunk entwickelt wurde und Eingabemöglichkeiten von CB-Funk-spezifischen Parametern (z.B. Frequenz, Rufzeichen) nicht vorgesehen waren. Daraufhin wandte sich der CB-Funker und Funkamateur Alexander Eisele an den Entwickler dieser Programme, den Spanier Jose Alberto, und bat ihn, die Software “cb-kompatibel” zu machen. Jose Alberto reagierte schnell und modifizierte seine Programme entsprechend.

Einige experimentierfreudige Hobbyfunker haben mit digitalen Übertragungsverfahren bereits Versuche im CB-Funk durchgeführt. Sie berichten im Internet-Forum “” über ihre Erfahrungen. Benutzt wurde dabei vorwiegend der Kanal 25 in SSB (USB).

Informationen zu den Digimodes ROS und Opera (in englischer, französischer und spanischer Sprache) gibt es im Internet unter Dort steht auch die erforderliche Software zum Download bereit.

– wolf –



My first Opera CB decode with Op 1.4.3 test version:



Decoding on 477 Khz

8 September, 2012

Amazing decoding on 600m band with the FT-897D and HF multidipoles !!

Second day:


Opera S/N data recovery from PSK- map now operational

5 September, 2012

We can now announce that the recent issue of Opera version 1-4-3 S/N data recover for individual spots, uploaded to the PSK-Reporting map is now operational.

Access to the data may be achieved via two routes

1 Using the Map, entering the call-sign of the wanted station , selecting the ‘show logbook’ function , then allows recovery of spot data in ADIF format of the last 24 Hours or Last 7 days

2 Using a URL provided by Philip, in command line format, the station and the number of days may be directly entered. This method provides the user with a definable number of days and the data is presented in a zipped CSV format, directly compatible with excel allowing searches etc to be performed, the download limit being 50,000 records


This is the general format of the URL search equerry , this is a temporary method to allow direct access, to use, replace the call with the wanted one , and the number of days that are required .

Philip is undertaking general review of the search facilities, the outcome of which, will be a more streamlined interface. To this end , if users have any suggestions as to what would be useful in terms of searches , parameters etc , then please post them for consideration .

Conversely, if users are able to code spread sheets or mapping applications using the recovered data, these would also be appreciated by the wider user set.

Many thanks to Philip for providing this function for the Opera system , this representing a major advancement in the project, the lack of data storage / recover has been a major deciding factor in the wider use of the system and we look forward to future improvements.

Graham, G0NBD