I am part of a group of people of the amateur radio club of Oostende (Belgium) who want to set up a QO100 station. The reception side is already done, so now working on completing the transmit chain.
My personal interest is digital communicatio, so I would like to use QO100 as a platform to learn and developing new modes using GNU Radio. This would also be part of the 'SDR Belgium meetup' group.
Say you would create a non-standard digital mode, what is the correct way to identify your station on QO-100. After all, people who do not have the proper software will just see some kind of digital stream on the waterfall and have no way to identify or decode it.
For identification, some years ago, I played around with a self-modified version of DSTAR, and for that I added a module that sends out my callsign in front of every transmission (either morsecode or as spoken audio).
Another option is to add a CW carrier next to the transmission that carries my callsign.
However, even if this allows a transmission to be identified, that does not allow for people to decode it. And, without the ability to decode, it is very difficult to see the difference between a genuine station and a pirate-station.
So it would be interesting to have a way to transmit some digital text in a standardised way, say with the callsign of the transmissing station and the URL of a github repo for the decoding software, so that everybody has a way to properly identifiy a non-standard signal on QO100. (and perhaps, a way to 'sign' that information with a digitial certificate, so help combat pirates)
Is there a standised way to do this? Does AMSAT-DL have a formal advice on this subject?
kristoff - ON1ARF