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New Rig – Elecraft KX2 For Portable Operation

In Elecraft KX2 by K0PIR4 Comments

I picked up a used Elecraft KX2 a few weeks ago and have been having a great time with it. I want to use it along with my Icom 7300 this weekend while camping. How will the two compare? (I’ll be posting a new video and article on the Icom 7300 and Ham Radio Deluxe. Remain subscribed for that!) So …

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Icom 7300 Best Entry Level HF Transceiver

In Discussion, Icom 7300 by K0PIR8 Comments

The Icom 7300 made some great advances in Amateur Radio communications. The first SDR HF transceiver with knobs and the first affordable SDR HF transceiver with LCD touchscreen and real time spectrum scope. The Icom 7300 is lower in price now and arguably the best entry level HF transceiver on the market today. If you own one, pat yourself on …

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Icom 7610 RS-BA1 Installation and Settings

In Icom 7610, Software by K0PIR10 Comments

I finally made a video on the Icom 7610 RS-BA1 remote software. Although I have not been using it for very long, this first video shows how to install it from the Icom CD-ROM, apply the update from the Icom website and of course shows the settings in the radio and RS-BA1 software.¬†Everything works as advertised and I am very …

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Icom Hand Mic Caution Icom Transceivers

In Discussion by K0PIR10 Comments

Here’s an Icom hand mic caution and I am not bashing Icom for this quirk, but I do think it is something that needs to be known. When using the supplied hand mic with the Icom 7300 or Icom 7610 the up/down buttons are active when transmitting in phone modes. Whether you are using memory mode or not, if the …

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Icom 7610 Heat Sink, Loose or Detached ADC Heatsinks

In Icom 7610 by K0PIR11 Comments

There’s a new thread in the Icom 7610 Groups.io forum discussing the Icom 7610 ADC heat sinks. Evidentially, during a production run, one or possibly two heat sinks were not held into place long enough for the adhesive to attach the heat sink securely. Some Icom 7610 owners have reported loose or detached heat sinks in the Icom 7610. Note: …