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From our friend in the northern latitudes OH8STN -

Here is a paste on FSQ that should garner attention
FSQ for Effective field comms: In my opinion FSQ was the hero of the day. I should seriously start to consider producing a video for this mode on the channel. Although it has similarities to Olivia, the other features it incorporates makes it act more like a system than a mode.
– One of the useful features for a field operator, is the ability to ask other stations for my signal report, without its operator having to lift a finger.
– Another useful feature is asking a remote station what stations it can hear, then allowing me to route through the station I can hear, to the station’s I can’t hear.
– The mode also gives you the ability to send images, files, chat with a group of users, or just one, …If you haven’t figured it out by now, FSQ is an amazing mode for those of us who are using amateur radio as a utility. You can think of FSQ in terms of Skype or the old icq type Chat systems. By itself it is a social media platform for amateur radio.

Actually all his info posted is worthwhile reading, especially for those new to radio. I have previously written about FSQ so look through the old posts here for some info. For the advanced user, it is possible to "link" FSQ-VHF to FSQ-HF. Allowing the small listening post operation to jump VHF to a secondary location then jump via HF to HHQ 100 miles away using NVIS. Relay can go through multiple stations, jumping one to another as listed in the command. There has been effort to port the program to Android but it has been quite a while since I've run across any more info. There was a group building a weather station interface using FSQ, it is good at sending small blocks of data as well as pictures.
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