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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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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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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 …

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Icom 7300 MacLoggerDX Setup

Even if you are on a PC, have a look at this! This program has some really nice features. MacLoggerDX was very easy to setup and when I ran into a question or two later on I e-mailed the developer Don, and he got right back to me with the answer. No problems getting MacLoggerDX setup with my Icom 7300. …

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Icom 7300 WSJT-X Using DXLab Suite Commander, JT Bridge And RUMLogNG

This was one tricky bugger to get working on the Icom 7300. It wasn’t the radio, but the software. Getting WSJT-X using DXLab Suite Commander for the rig that is. Maybe it was just me, but I tried over and over to get this working. I eventually broke down and used a workaround. I used Ham Radio Deluxe for rig …

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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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LDG AT-600ProII Autotuner M-600 Meter Setup With Short Review

I recently purchased a LDG AT-600ProII Autotuner and M-600 meter to use with my Icom 7300. The old MFJ 986 3Kw roller inductor I had was a good tuner, but it’s not automatic. It takes time to tune it and the Ameritron AL-811. The LDG AT-600ProII auto tuners are fast, they hold 2000 memories and are easy to use with …