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

In Discussion, Software by K0PIR15 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 K0PIR8 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 …