Well then, practice to your heart’s content — even before you ever get your first HF radio!
This is a great resource. It is an online live-streaming HF/Shortwave Radio receiver where you can click, zoom, and begin piping the audio into your fldigi program to decode CW, PSK-31, Contestia, RTTY, and just about all the other modes in use today.
The site is: http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ and is located in the Netherlands.
On this page you can listen to and control a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club
ETGD at the University of Twente. In contrast to other web-controlled receivers, this receiver can be tuned by multiple
users simultaneously, thanks to the use of Software-Defined Radio.
Most of the live-streaming HF receivers require Java and applets to be able to stream and listen/decode. But the site listed above gives you the option to stream and listen using HTML. Just click the buttons that are next to the ‘HTML’ at the website.
For more information about this, you can go to the most recent article here at AmRRON.com, titled ‘Digital Communications – A Practical Exercise‘ to learn more about how you can receive and decode digital communications over ham radio without sophisticated equipment.
Stay in the loop, and get your COMMS UP!