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Icom 7610 Memory Operation

In Discussionby K0PIR8 Comments

The Icom 7610 memory operation is similar to the Icom 7300, but there are some important differences. I’ve used the Icom 7610 memory operation to save broadcast frequencies and also save my favorite nets to memory. Now I’m saving some emergency frequencies. Let me show you how I did this and I’ll show you where I got my emergency frequencies …

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Icom 7610 HSDSDR as a 3rd Receiver

In Icom 7610, Softwareby K0PIRLeave a Comment

I’ve been asked a few times about setting up HDSDR with the Icom 7610 and how to use HDSDR as a 3rd receiver. It is a lot of fun to try and I will be using it more often. Whether you’re contesting or a casual user this may be for you. It can keep a guy busy too¬† ūüėĬ† If …

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Icom Band Stacking Register and Memo Pad

In Icom 7300, Icom 7610by K0PIR2 Comments

I have an Icom 7000 and just love using band stacking registers while mobile. It’s a great feature of the Icom transceivers. I use the band stacking registers a little different with my Icom 7300 and 7610 though. The Memo Pad also comes in very handy when I want to quickly save a stations frequency so I can go back …

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The Last Ham Desk Project

In Discussionby K0PIR13 Comments

My new Ham radio shack desk is almost finished. I made a similar one a long time ago and it got thrown out. It was good while it lasted, but this one I think will be the last Ham radio shack desk I ever need. The depth of the desk is very important to us Hams and this one costs …

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Modified Camera Tripod Mount for the Elk Antenna

In Amateur Satelliteby K0PIR4 Comments

Sometimes my arm gets tired holding up the Elk antenna, so I started looking for a way to mount it. With the help of another Amateur Radio operator (K3RRR) on YouTube I put together a modified tripod mount for the Elk antenna. I used an old camera tripod like this one,¬†AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag¬†and a 3 inch screw …

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Programming Your Baofeng for SO-50 with Chirp

In Amateur Satelliteby K0PIR4 Comments

Working SO-50 with a Baofeng is a lot of fun. Programming a Baofeng for SO-50 can be tricky, but it is a little easier with Chirp, a PC and cable. Recently I purchased an Elk 2M/440L5 antenna for working satellites. I’ve been able to work SO-50, but probably couldn’t do it without good programming and some help from others. Getting …

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Handy Mini60 SARK100 Antenna Analyzer Overview

In Equipmentby K0PIR14 Comments

I purchased a Mini60 antenna analyzer a few months back. You can buy one of these for around $109 on E-bay. Mine is a bluetooth model. They come with and without bluetooth and the Mini60 (or SARK100 clone) without BT is less expensive. In Yellowstone I used it to check my wire antennas and also to tune my Tarheel 200A …

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

In Softwareby K0PIR17 Comments


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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 …