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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 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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Hamvention AMSAT W3ZM/8 Amateur Radio Satellite Demonstration

The Hamvention in Xenia, Oh was amazing and I had an exciting time going from booth to booth. There was a lot to see. I picked up an RTL-SDR dongle and a RX7300 for my Icom 7300 transceiver (more info below).  Out of the demonstrations I saw, the best was at the AMSAT outdoor canopy. I visited them several times, but it …

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Hamvention 2017: Ham Radio, SDR, APRS, AMSAT And More

This will be my first year attending the Hamvention in Dayton, OH. Technically I guess it’s in Xenia, OH. I’ll be driving out Thursday morning with my Hummer H3, Icom IC-7000 and Tarheel 200A screwdriver antenna. This is my first long road trip with this setup and I should make it to the Hamvention by Friday morning. It’s a 1,100 …

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Vehicle Bonding – Mobile Ham Radio, IC-7000 And Tarheel 200A

I didn’t realize vehicle bonding could be so much fun and I learned a few lessons along the way. My Icom IC-7000 has been in my vehicle for the past year, ever since I got the Icom IC-7300 for the shack. I did a little vehicle bonding a long time ago, but not good enough for the Tarheel 200A that …

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Icom 7610 High Resolution Images And Video

Out this week. The UK site has posted some Icom 7610 high resolution images. This is the best look I’ve seen of the rear.  If you haven’t heard, Icom will be coming out with the IC -7610, the big brother to the Icom 7300. Furthermore, the Icom IC-7610 will be Icoms replacement for the Icom 7600.  I have also included …

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Icom 7300 Driving The Ameritron 1500

The pictures and captions below were sent to me by Gene, W9NMX, with the Icom 7300 driving the Ameritron 1500 amplifier. I have always been interested in the reports completed on the Icom 7300 SDR/HF 6m Transceiver. When the radio first came out there was alot of speculation. According to many, it was the first of its kind. So with …

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Ham Radio iMac (iCOM Macintosh) In The Shack

Was the iMac made for ICOM radios? ..hi hi. I picked up an iMac Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz all in one off of e-bay for a good price. It has a bad screen (vertical line), but it will work for what I need it for. Ham Radio iMac (iCOM Macintosh) is what I’m calling it and it’s attached to …

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WSJT-X Wide Graph Getting it Right

What does your WSJT-X wide graph (waterfall, scope) look like? Mine wasn’t showing the JT65 and JT9 signals clearly. If fact it had dark blotches where nothing was shown. The problem wasn’t just my WSJT-X wide graph settings, but in my Icom 7300 setting too. Whether you’re using an Icom 7300 or other radio, the information below should help. I’m using …