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Icom 7610 RX Antenna Usage, Dualwatch and Tracking

In Icom 7610by K0PIR3 Comments

This article and video shows how to use the Icom 7610 RX antenna selection, Dualwatch and Tracking. You’ll need to connect a receiving (RX) antenna to the Icom 7610. In the video, three ways are shown to use a receiving antenna. Please see the video below. Selecting the Icom 7610 Antenna Type & Switching First we want to turn the …

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Elecraft KX2 and WSJT-X Easy Setup

In Elecraft KX2by K0PIRLeave a Comment

Sometimes all we need is a little QRP transceiver, a weak signal mode and a good antenna. In comes the Elecraft KX-2, WSJT-X and a random wire. It can be used successfully in the field or at home (Ham Shack Portable). Although CW is preferred by many, you’ll find more opportunity to make short contacts (QSLs) using FT8. However, Morse …

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Setting Up Mic Gain and Compression

In Icom 7300, Icom 7610by K0PIR14 Comments

What are the best mic gain and compression settings? Using the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 I have multiple mics to use. Each mic is a little different. I’ll show you how I setup the mic gain and compression on the Icom 7610 (also 7300) using a WGA TR-2000 headset. It’s pretty simple and I follow the manuals with one …

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WinKeyer3 and Ham Radio Deluxe DM780 Settings For CW

In Equipment, Softwareby K0PIR2 Comments

Yes the WinKeyer3 will work beautifully with Ham Radio Deluxe Digital Master 780 and the settings are very easy. To upgrade your WinKeyer2 to WinKeyer3 see my previous post, Upgrade Winkeyer 2 to Winkeyer 3. Winkeyer3 will also send RTTY FSK! More on that to come. Winkeyer3 Cables You can purchase the cables for WinKeyer USB from K1EL or maybe …

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So What Happened?

In Discussionby K0PIR69 Comments

After having a great time at field day with our club, SDHAMS, I suddenly came down with a fever. On Tuesday I checked myself into the ER in Pierre. They treated me for pneumonia, but I was getting worse so they flew me to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sanford At Sanford they ran numerous tests, but did …

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Field Day! W0PIR in South Dakota

In Discussionby K0PIR3 Comments

Field Day, Field Day de W0PIR! Need a SD contact? This may be a good opportunity for you. The Pierre Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Capitol Heights Baptist Church on Hwy. 14 north of Pierre, starting June 22 at 12:00 PM (CDT) operating until June 23 at 12:00PM. They invite the public to come and see …

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Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 Changed Amateur Radio

In Discussionby K0PIR18 Comments

The Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 changed Amateur Radio when they came out. I picked up a 40 year old Drake TR-7 from and the Schulman Auction for ham radio equipment. It is in excellent condition and came with the Drake PS-7 power supply. In the auction description they said it put out 80 watts on CW, but I …