Archive for the 'Amateur Radio' Category

Tropical Storm Zeta Visit, October 2020

I had a visitor this morning, Tropical Storm Zeta.  Zeta did a tree trimming job on my trees in the front yard.  I bet you can guess what I will be doing for the next couple of days!  No damage to the house or the antenna farm, so from that aspect I am lucky.

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IQ32 QRP SDR Transceiver

Several years ago I purchased a SDR QRP transceiver, the RS-HFIQ, from HobbyPCB. It is a 5 watt SDR radio that covered 80-10 meters. The radio required a PC, a Sound Card, and a couple of USB ports to function. Once assembled and hooked to the PC the system was fully functional on SSB but […]

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Vintage Radio – The Drake 2C Receiver

I have been a big fan of Drake amateur radios for years, long before I could to actually own a Drake.  Over the years I have had serveral Drake radios and my favorite has been the Drake 2B receiver.  Well, there is another very good Drake receiver, the Drake 2C.  The 2C is a more […]

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Quick Guide to WSJT-X on the Icom IC-7100

We had a great presentation today by Wendell, N4VLK,  on the digital mode FT-8 today at the CARS club meeting. I was asked if I have run FT-8 / WSJT-X on my IC-7100. Yep, I have, and it works quite well too. I know where are a number of guys in the club that have […]

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Interface cable for Icom IC-7100 to a PK-232 Packet TNC

I was trying to interface the Icom IC-7100 to a PK-232 MBX Terminal Node Controller (TNC).  On my Yaesu radios it is a pretty simple matter to put a 6 pin mini DIN connector on the end of the PK-232 cable and have everything working in a very short time.  However, it wasn’t that easy […]

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