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Why I Chose The Icom 7610 Over The Flex 6400M

When the price of the Icom 7610 was announced in the US, many reservation holders started looking at the Flex 6400M as an alternative. The Icom 7610 is priced at $3,899.95. The Flex 6400M is $2,999.00 (add $300 for the auto tuner). That’s a pretty big difference and they are comparable SDR transceivers. The Flex 6400M has knobs too! Why …

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Icom 7300 Mini Scope And Spectrum Scope Explained

What exactly is the Icom 7300 Mini Scope and how does it differ from the Spectrum Scope? That M.SCOPE button on the 7300, I have used it plenty thinking it stood for “Monitor Scope”, but no, it stands for Mini Scope. Icom 7300 Mini Scope Here’s what the Icom 7300 full manual says about it on page 5-4. “The Mini …

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Best Icom 7300 Transmit Bandwidth TBW Settings

The Icom 7300 transmit bandwidth,TBW, has customizable settings. Sometimes it’s called the transmit filter width, not to be mistaken with the receive filter width. Have you changed your TBW to the best values? If they haven’t been tweaked, see how in this article and included video. I don’t have audio samples, sorry. The 7300 isn’t the only Icom radio with …

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N1MM Logger+ Spectrum Monitor

Have you seen the N1MM Logger+ Spectrum Monitor? Not too long ago N1MM came out with a spectrum monitor for a limited number of radios. Fortunately the IC-7300 is included in the list of supported radios. The N1MM Logger+ Spectrum Monitor, sometimes called Spectrum Display, is a nice addition to N1MM Logger Plus and it works very well as I …

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Icom 7300 Easy Transmitter Settings For Digital Operation

Icom 7300 Easy Transmitter Settings For Digital Operation is a followup article to my last post, Icom 7300 Receiver Settings For Digital Operation. In this post there are some additional receiver settings.  I have a couple of YouTube videos on transmitter settings, but I hope to simplify and produce one concise video that includes the transmitter settings in the Icom …

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Icom 7300 Receiver Settings For Digital Operation

I had a conversation with a friend recently and while talking about the Icom 7300, HRD and DM780 I realized that I haven’t made a good article covering basic receiver settings for digital modes. The settings under “Connectors” have been an issue with some Hams but,  also the operational receiver settings, like filter bandwidth, USB data (USB-D), NB, and NR …

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N3FJP ACLog, WSJT-X, JTAlert A Powerful Combination

N3FJP’s Amateur Contact Log (N3FJP ACLog) combined with WSJT-X and JTAlert are a powerful combination for the digital mode operator. I admittedly have favored Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook in the past, but this combination of software works very well together. Also, I don’t like the way JTAlert and HRD quit supporting each other. This version of JTAlert (v2.10.1) supports HRD …

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NEW Mode FT8 And HRD V6 Logging Is Again Supported by JTAlert

YES! There’s a new mode, FT8. FT8 is fast and the ability to make contacts quickly is pretty exciting.  Also, more good news: Ham Radio Deluxe V6 logging is again supported by JTAlert. In addition to logging my QSO’s from WSJT-X in to HRD Logbook, JTAlert notifies me when a needed station is on. We’re back in business! I know, …

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Icom 7300 Panadapter With DXPatrol, Mini Circuits Splitter And HDSDR

The  Icom 7300 panadapter includes an Inrad RX7300, Mini Circuits ZFSC-2-1 splitter/combiner, a DXPatrol SDR, a few cables and HDSDR. See my previous post on the Inrad RX7300 modification. I have been using HDSDR as a panadapter with my Icom 7300 for a few weeks now. The SDR is the DXPatrol. I tried a cheap RTL-SDR, but got too much …

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Inrad RX7300 Modification While Keeping The External Tuner Jack

Finally the Inrad RX7300 modification! I’m in the process of adding a panadapter to my Icom 7300. The Inrad RX7300 is installed and I managed to keep the external antenna tuner jack on the rear of the IC-7300. All I did was let it dangle from the rear of the radio. This is temporary and I make no guarantees about …