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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Here’s a tip for FTdx1200 FTdx3000 owners

Yaesu tip

The factory setting for the Contour control in these radios is ok, but I prefer to turn the adjustment from being a frequency muter to being a frequency booster. It really makes it difficult to copy audio pop out from the noise. I find 2500 Hz to be the sweet spot to boost. This applies … Read more

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Receiving Press Agencies on RTTY

Press Agencies on RTTY

The following is a list of frequencies where English language press stations can be found on shortwave radio. This list is rather old so it may well be outdated. These press stations all transmit in English, some all the time, others just occasionally. The “SB” column indicates USB or LSB to be selected for a … Read more

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Long Wire Balun

long wire balun

Now that I have my WiNRADiO G31 SDR up and running, my next concern is getting a decent antenna connected to it. I currently have a random length of wire connected to it, which is about 25 feet long. It’s not that high up either. The roof of my house is higher, so it’s not … Read more

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