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JS8Call – Why? What’s New? and Download Link

In Discussion, Software by K0PIR6 Comments

FT8Call is gone and it’s now JS8Call.¬†From 0.7 and onward, FT8Call will be called JS8Call and the FT8Call mode will become JS8 (Jordan Sherer-designed 8-FSK). Over the weekend, October 7, 2018, the new JS8Call software was born. I have downloaded and installed the new JS8Call and the software looks good. I have already made a few contacts with it using …

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A Powerful CW Tool – CW Skimmer (CWS) 170 kHz Wide

In Icom 7610, Software by K0PIR4 Comments

Yes, with the Icom 7610 we have a 170 kHz wide spectrum with CW Skimmer! It’s a powerful CW tool for the Amateur Radio operator. The wide settings are a little different than the narrow (24 kHz) settings. Wide is very effective with something like DXLabs Spot Collector or the N1MM Logger+ Telnet Cluster. If you are a contestor, DX …

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Best Cheap Laptop For Mobile and Portable Ops

In Discussion, Reviews by K0PIR6 Comments

The best cheap laptop I could find for mobile and portable operations! Just this week I picked up a cheap HP Stream 11 laptop for mobile and portable operation. I’m tired of lugging my 6 lb. laptop back and forth between the house, camper, vehicle and outdoors. I can leave this new one in the camper. The HP Stream 11 …