Icom 7610 Spectrum Scope Display Variations

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

9 Responses

  1. Allen says:

    I live in the land of perpetual noise. This means that a “good” signal for me is no more than 10 or 15db above the noise. With the signal grid set to 10db per division, the waterfall — even with the max grid set to 3 and the ref level up — is poor. In contrast, using the IQ into HDSDR the waterfall on my computer screen is much better — or at least more colorful!

    Question: do you know of a way to change the signal grid to, for example, 5db/grid? Essentially making the signal grid more sensitive. This would allow me to put my waterfall max grid to may 5 or 6.

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Allen,

      Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting here.

      On the Icom 7610 scope there isn’t any further adjustment for that. You are not alone, many have asked about it.

      I agree, using HDSDR is much better. I continue to use it today.

      Thank you again and best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  2. W9OWO –– Jack –– Auburn, Indiana says:

    Good demo. I am periodically saving “settings” as I make changes. Is there a way to save only the “Display” settings? It would be nice to have several different display setups for easy recall.
    Also, good tip on the TX DELAY for linear amps!

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Jack,
      Nice to hear from you and thank you so much for commenting here. I appreciate the input.

      That’s a great question. Yes you can save it by going to MENU>SET>SD Card>Save Setting. When you want to load an old display go to Load Setting, the file you want, and then Select. From Select just choose “Other Settings & Memories”.

      Thank you again Jack, best 73!

      Rich, K0PIR

  3. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the review!

  4. Richard;
    Thanks so much for all your information both on the IC-7300 and the 7610. I have purchased both radios and I am enjoying both very much,
    I think that this new SDR experience is just the beginning of a revolution in Amateur Radio.
    Loving it.
    73

    Jerry
    KK6YO

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Jerry,

      It’s very nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting. I was just asked if I’m still enjoying the 7610 and I said, “It’s like Christmas every time I turn it on!” Both are fantastic rigs – 73 Rich, K0PIR

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