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Raspberry Pi QRP TX Shield for WSPR And Improvements

On an impulse buy at the Hamvention I picked up a QRP TX shield from the TAPR booth. I’ve wanted to try WSPR mode on the Raspberry Pi for a long time, but couldn’t convince myself it would be worth it. Regarding another purchase, I have a panadapter working on the the Icom 7300, but it needs some improvement, see …

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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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MacloggerDX WSJT-X And JT-Bridge How To

Two of my favorite modes theses days is JT65 and JT9. MacLoggerDX, WSJT-X and JT-Bridge make a powerful and fun combination. I have grown to enjoy the weak signal modes even with bad propagation. I can always make contacts on 20 Meters during the day with 5 or 10 watts. It’s not unusual to make contacts on 15 Meters into …

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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 RUMLogNG Fldigi Applescript For Beginners

The RUMLogNG Fldigi Applescript will make your data mode logging easier. This will be the last in a series of articles on RUMLogNG. You can download it for free from this link or see the link below. If you need more information on setting it up with the Icom 7300, please look back at my previous posts on the iMac and …

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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 …