FT8 Colors and how they work

Thursday, 25. July 2019

Turning additional color codes on in WSJT-x really make a difference.

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Making FT8 QSOs with WSJT-x on 20M

Wednesday, 24. July 2019

This was a fun video to do. With all the waiting for replies it can get a little boring.

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Setup FLDigi and WSJT-X for HF Operation

Saturday, 20. July 2019

I did this video using a new tool to capture screen activity. I think the quality is much better then the previous method I was using. Let me know your thoughts!

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Clear FLDigi Configuration

Saturday, 20. July 2019

Here is a quick video on how to completely reset FLDigi back to it’s initial config. This is useful when things get so messed up with your config you just want to start over… Enjoy!

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Configuring FLDigi to us Ambient Analog encoding and decoding

Saturday, 20. July 2019

This video show how to setup FLDigi to use your internal sound card as the coder / decoder for Amateur Radio Digital Modes.

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Quick Howto on installing FLDigi.

Tuesday, 4. June 2019

Tossed this together as part of a series on digital modes for Amateur Radio. This is the first installment and covers installation of FLDigi, the premier open source software for Amateur Radio digital modes.

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Quick Start Guide to RTLSDR and HDSDR Install for Receive Only

Thursday, 10. May 2018

Quick Start Guide for RTLSDR setup.

I whipped this up in response to several requests by friends… Enjoy!

 

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Logging, HF Contesting and Proposed HF Privileges for Technicians

Monday, 9. April 2018

Is contesting really important to the hobby?

That question comes up a lot when talking to new hams. Although discussed in some detail in the ARRL Technician’s Handbook, the actual Technician test (at the time of this writing) has very few questions that mention contesting. Many General and Extra class operators don’t seem to get ‘the whole contest thing’ as well.

So why are contests important? Why should we care about radio sport at all? And what does this have to do with the new proposal put forward by ARRL to the FCC to grant additional HF privileges to Technicians?

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Amateur Radio Station at SCaLE

Wednesday, 8. March 2017

Amateur Radio Station at SCaLE (So Cal Linux Expo)

Several Amateur Radio Operators setup and operated an HF station at the Pasadena Convention Center for a 3 day stretch at the premier Open Source Software event in the US. The event included a booth on the expo floor demonstrating Mesh Networking, as well as a VE testing session for new and upgrading operators. This was the second year that SCaLE invited this group of Amateur Radio Operators to show the latest (and not so latest) technologies used to communicate with other Amateur Operators around the world. I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the HF station this year by Vern (W6NCT) as an operator and also to man the information table next to the station.

Who Comes To An Open Source Conference?

That’s a great question! If you think it’s a bunch of programmers that spend all their¬†waking hours locked away in dark rooms, typing endlessly on keyboards, eating junk food and downing highly caffeinated beverages,¬†you would only be partially right. The far greater majority of attendees are programmers,¬†engineers and technologists that make their living using or creating open source software. There are also many computer hobbyists and even some younger folks that have a love of technology. In other words,¬†A PERFECT AUDIENCE¬†TO INTRODUCE TO AMATEUR RADIO!

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