I have used Ham Radio Deluxe DM780 for many years on and off. This time around I think I have finally got it simplified and configured the best I can for the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610. DM780 is an excellent digital program and has been improved upon over the years. Have a look at how I have it set up!
Digital Master 780 or DM780
“Digital Master is capable of a wide range of digital modes, including CW, RTTY, SSTV, PSK31, MT-63, and more.” – HRD website.
In the past the problem that I had was the interface and sometimes DM780 was unreliable. The interface was too busy and occasionally the program locked up or lost settings and sometimes I would lose my macros or layout . I think over the years DM780 and the Windows OS has improved. I rarely have problems with it today (occasional minidump 😡 ). Maybe I just know it better now. Operating PSK31 is a breeze and the macros are easy to edit and use (see video).
Icom 7300 and Ham Radio Deluxe DM780 Setup
It’s really simple. I am using just the USB cable with this setup. The USB cable is a USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable w/Ferrite Core. See my Icom 7300 or Icom 7610 screen captures page for the radios internal settings. The rest is in the video and photos below.
How Does My DM780 Look?
If you followed my other article on HRD Rig Control Quick Start you’ll see how I fixed it. I reduced the number of useless buttons and made it more attractive, IMO.
I also did an article on HRD Logbook, Ham Radio Deluxe 8 Things to Know.
I’ve done the same with DM780. I got rid of buttons I don’t use and customized it for a better look and feel.
DM780 Highlights of the Customization
- Useless buttons are gone.
- Radio Pane is visible.
- Add Log Entry is visible or accessible.
- Tags are visible.
- SuperSweeper running.
- Waterfall visible and customized.
- Logbook tab visible.
- Macros simplified.
Non Critical Items
- PSK Reporter is enabled.
- Send first name only checked in macros.
- RSID button added to toolbar and RSID enabled.
- Smiley faces enabled.
I will go over all of the items mentioned above and then some. * At 3:22 in the video I mention refreshing the “Quick Log” in DM780. I was mistaken, it doesn’t always need a refresh. I was having trouble and it is updating by itself now.
Next up… Running two radios (SO2R) and two instances of WSJT-X!
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Please stay in touch and best 73,