Category Archives: Digital Mode

Adding FT8 to HRD Logbook

Version 6.3.0.613 (Dec 2016) of HRD predates the WSJT-X “FT8” mode.  If you use the latest version of JTAlert (2.10.1), it has added back in HRD version 6.3+ logging support (but only temporarily, according to the author).  That’s great, but … Continue reading

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Updating to WSJT-X version 1.8 for FT8 Mode

I see a lot of activity on 20 meters using the new FT8 mode (14.074.000), so I figured I would bite the bullet and update.  The latest WSJT-X release candidate requires an update to JTAlert, which I was avoiding since … Continue reading

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It’s Alive (DVmega Part 2)

It took more than a little bit of doing, but my DVmega/RPi3 is up and running just fine now. I can access the hotspot anywhere in my home using my ID-80AD on Super Low Power — this is a great … Continue reading

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Getting SatGate 2 to run Under Win 10 32-bit

I think I used my quota of good luck up getting UISS and CAT7200 running on my Win10 laptop.  That laptop had a fresh install of Win10 32-bit on it, so it had no legacy files from prior Windows versions. … Continue reading

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Setup UZ7HO’s SoundModem

UZ7HO’s SoundModem program is automatically installed when you install UISS.  It’s a program that converts the audio tones sent/received into AX.25 data that can be understood by UISS.  To use SoundModem requires a few simple setup steps. When you first … Continue reading

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Installing G8BPQ’s CAT7200 for IC-9100 PTT Control

If you plan on using UISS with SoundModem on your IC-9100, then you are going to need to obtain a copy of the CAT7200 program by John Wiseman (G8BPQ) to deal with the PTT function. First, obtain a copy of CAT7200 … Continue reading

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SCS DR-7400 Modem and the Icom IC-9100

I haven’t been able to get my Icom IC-9100 and SCS DR-7400 P4 modem to play nicely together.  No matter what I’ve tried, the modulation level was too high, showing substantial ALC action, which would lead to a distorted transmit … Continue reading

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December Triple Play

I try to make at least one needed DX or stateside contact every month.  Some months are easier than others, mostly depending on how busy I am with other things.  Recognizing that I hadn’t made any December QSOs yet, and … Continue reading

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Pactor Modem Arrives

I had ordered a P4 Dragon Pactor modem which finally arrived a few days ago.  My intent was to hook it up to my IC-9100 so I can use either Pactor III on HF (P4 is not legal in the … Continue reading

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TNC-Pi for Raspberry Pi 2

I just ordered a TNC-Pi 2 (they have a model for the older Pi versions as well) from Coastal Chip Works on Wednesday.  It was in my mailbox on Friday – FAST service! Nice looking board, well put together.  I’m curious … Continue reading

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