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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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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 …