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

In Discussion, Software by K0PIR6 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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HRD Logbook and WSJT-X Integration | New HRD v6.4.0.886

In Software by K0PIR6 Comments

HRD Logbook now includes “QSO Forwarding”. With QSO forwarding in HRD Logbook there’s no need to use JT Alert, although JT Alert is still beneficial to many users, including myself. According to the author, “Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook receives QSOs directly from WSJT-X as-if they originated in DM-780.” This is what many have been waiting for or expected to see. …

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Icom 7610 HDSDR and Icom I/Q Package

In Icom 7610, Software by K0PIR9 Comments

The Icom 7610 HDSDR instructions and Icom 7610 I/Q package is available now! With the latest Icom firmware (v1.20, released 8-24-2018) we get use of the USB3.0 port on the rear of the Icom 7610 and now we can run HDSDR with the radio. Don’t forget my article getting the Icom 7300 up and running with HDSDR.  Doing it with the Icom …