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The Sights and Sounds of
The Screen captures below are from the FLDigi
digital program which has an excellent waterfall display. In some of
the other digital programs that run Olivia mode the visual difference in
Olivia configurations may be harder to see. The sound clips below are
about 1 minute long and recorded directly off the air via my Yaesu FT-100D
and clone computer.
This is a screen capture of a 500/16 Olivia signal (500hz
wide - 16 tones) - Notice that it is fairly well defined and looks
like little puffs of cotton layered against each other with gaps and holes
where the waterfall color is showing through.
Click here to hear how Olivia 500/16 sounds.
This clip starts out with a little band noise for a few seconds until the
beginning (Sync tones) of olivia start up. The Sync tones typically start
and end all Olivia transmissions BUT this clip is edited and you only hear
the starting Sync tones. Notice that after the Sync tones the sound of
Olivia is a bit musical sounding in nature with all the 16 distinct tones.
(speed about 20wpm)
This is a screen capture of a 500/8
Olivia signal (500hz wide - 8 tones) - Notice the signal is less
defined and has LESS gaps and LESS color from the waterfall showing through.
Click here to hear how Olivia 500/8 sounds.
On this clip you will hear 2 stations on Olivia. In the middle of the
clip you will hear the ending Sync tones of the station who stops
transmitting to turn it back to the other station. Then you will hear
the beginning Sync tones of the other station and part of his transmission.
Since this has half the tones of 500/16 it is NOT as musical sounding and is
a little more intense and jumbled. (speed about 30wpm)
This is a screen capture of a 500/4
Olivia signal (500hz wide - 4 tones) - Notice that this signal is NOT
defined like the little puffs of cotton in 500/16 are - instead it is filled in
fairly solid with a lot less color from the waterfall showing through.
Click here to hear how Olivia 500/4 sounds.
This clip is a little weak at the beginning but gets stronger at the second
half. It is even less musical sounding and more intense since it has
half the tones of 500/8 and 1/4 the tones of 500/16. (speed about
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