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Upgrade Your Hard Drive to a SSHD the EASY Way

In Software by K0PIR2 Comments

Upgrading a hard drive can be an intimidating and time consuming process, but it may be necessary to speed up your computer and help it run smoothly. Computers are an integral part of Ham Radio these days and I consider mine a part of my Ham station. Have you wanted to upgrade your hard drive? Given this method, it’s very …

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Icom 7610 Clock, Timers and Network- How To

In Icom 7610 by K0PIR4 Comments

This post on the Icom 7610 clock and timers will not apply to the Icom 7300. It is very interesting though, so please read on. The Icom 7610 has an ethernet port, two clocks and 5 scheduled timers plus a sleep timer. It can also connect to your home networks router with an inexpensive wireless access point/bridge and sync time …

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WSJT-X Split Operation and Why Use It

In FT-8, Software by K0PIR16 Comments

I’m going to make the case for using Split Operation in the WSJT-X program. Recently I took a poll on the WSJT-X Facebook page and got some interesting results. Almost twice as many Hams use “Fake It” than “Rig” for Split Operation. There are still many that use “None”. Modern HF transceivers are capable of using “Rig” for Split Operation, …

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A New Spin on JT Alert, HRD Logbook and WSJT-X

In Software by K0PIR2 Comments

The FT8 mode and these programs are so popular right now lots of Hams are using them and different issues keep popping up. I’m finding new ways to do things and hopefully eliminate any problems. Here’s my new spin on getting these programs working together: Don’t use HRD rig control! Just use HRD logbook, WSJT-X and JT Alert. It works! …