is another interesting mode you can work with if you have a computer equiped
with a souncard. The mode called HELL was invented in 1929 by a german
Dr. Rudolph Hell. It is something between CW, RTTY and FAX. If you want
a detailed description of how it works I suggest you go to the website
of ZL1BPU (Murray) or IZ8BLY(Nino).
At Nino's page you can also download a super program called Hellschreiber
The program works
together with a soundcard and you can start directly after installation
having QSO's if you already wired your soundcard/ transceiver for another
mode with your soundcard (e.g. RTTY or PSK31).
Below you can see
a screenshot of the program with a few lines of text as printed during
my very first Hell QSO. I must admit, that I went to fast and called the
first station I heard, not knowing what to do, after he came back to my
call and gave me the keys. I was looking for a "transmit" button to start
my transmission and could not find one. I did the first call with one of
the function keys. After some 30 seconds or so I realized, that I only
had to start typing to start the transmission. Then everything went fine.
If you should have
problems to download the program from Nino's site you may download it from
here (Version 3.1,
Feb. 2000 (~757k). Today this is the latest release, but in the future
you should always try to get the program directly from Nino's homepage,
because I will not update the files on my server.
From time to time
there are activity days for Hell. For more info look here.