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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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Upgrade Your Hard Drive to a SSHD the EASY Way

In Software by K0PIR2 Comments

Upgrading a hard drive can be an intimidating and time consuming process, but it may be necessary to speed up your computer and help it run smoothly. Computers are an integral part of Ham Radio these days and I consider mine a part of my Ham station. Have you wanted to upgrade your hard drive? Given this method, it’s very …

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WSJT-X Split Operation and Why Use It

In FT-8, Software by K0PIR24 Comments

I’m going to make the case for using Split Operation in the WSJT-X program. Recently I took a poll on the WSJT-X Facebook page and got some interesting results. Almost twice as many Hams use “Fake It” than “Rig” for Split Operation. There are still many that use “None”. Modern HF transceivers are capable of using “Rig” for Split Operation, …

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A New Spin on JT Alert, HRD Logbook and WSJT-X

In Software by K0PIR7 Comments

The FT8 mode and these programs are so popular right now lots of Hams are using them and different issues keep popping up. I’m finding new ways to do things and hopefully eliminate any problems. Here’s my new spin on getting these programs working together: Don’t use HRD rig control! Just use HRD logbook, WSJT-X and JT Alert. It works! …