Category Archives: Digital Mode

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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A QSO with Joe Taylor, K1JT

So ever since I re-entered radio in 2011, and heard the strange (to me then) tones of JT65 on 80 meters, I’ve been hooked.  That mode, and JT9 that followed, enabled me to make WAS in a month on the … Continue reading

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