KAM hf carrier detect mod

Kantronics KAM

I noticed that the Kantronics KAM when connected or trying to connect, will start to transmit on top of another signal at times. This will happen when a received signal appears just before the KAM wants to transmit. It is visible by looking at the mark/space display. After a quiet period a received signal will … Read more

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FT8 Operating Guide

FT8 Operating Guide

Many thanks go out to Gary Hinson, ZL2iFB for creating this comprehensive guide to operating FT8 mode, the very popular digital mode for making ham contacts. Download the FT8 Operating Guide here PDF Details Brand Gary Hinson Format PDF Page count 85 File size 4.1 MB FT8 mode is an increasingly popular digital dialogue mode … Read more

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What is JTDX?

JTDX

JTDX is a software application designed for amateur radio operators created by Igor Chernikov, UA3DJY, and Arvo Järve ES1JA. The software is freely available and can be used on any computer with a sound card. It is a great choice for operating FT8 mode, currently the most popular digital mode on spotting networks such as … Read more

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APRS on the cheap

BTECH APRS-K1

I’ve been getting a little bored of the same old FT8 on HF in the last few weeks so I thought maybe I should do something on the higher VHF/UHF bands. I generally do not inhabit those bands as I’m not active in the local ham community (my bad). So I thought, APRS. Why not? … Read more

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