I’ll admit, I tried compiling the new WSJT-X from source code initially before it was released, and was unable to get it working on my Windows 10 machine, even after following their instructions to a “T”. But lucky for me, it was released the very next day! First impressions…. WOW! Seriously,...
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  • Installing a Chinese TCXO in the Kenwood TS-480SAT & Learning PSK31 for Field Day!

    I’m the Digi modes station this ARRL Field Day, so just plopped in a Chinese 15.6MHz TCXO purchased on eBay for $13.99 in the Kenwood TS-480SAT. I had such good performance from the one I put in the 590SG, I found one that┬áhadn’t yet been soldered to a board,...
  • Remotely Tuned Sky Loop with the WSPRlite – Massive DX!

      Well… I think its safe to say that adding a remote tuner to my home station gave me a bit of a boost so to speak. I don’t think I’ve had this good of a run with DX on WSPR in a long time – if ever actually...
  • Oh WSPR. Oh how I’ve missed thee.

    I’m back on WSPR. Tired of waiting for my Kenwood 590SG to return, so I’m using this small USB sound card for the input on my Mac Mini, I try to avoid using the on board line in ports if at all possible.  Since my 480SAT doesn’t have USB...
  • JTMapper for Mac/Linux announced on MacHamRadio.com

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  • Yet another record set for WSPR!

    As of late, I’ve been tinkering more with antennas that are easy to deploy, and ones that I might be able to experiment with easier when I eventually take my HF antennas down @ home. A few days ago, I setup a 40 meter wire for this LNR Precision...
  • WSPRlite (WSPR Beacon)

    SOTABeams (SB) recently developed a new WSPR beacon called the WSPRlite. A small, light, & super portable WSPR beacon that transmits a WSPR signal on 20 or 30 meters. Lower bands are also possible with the use of a low pass filter. I jumped on purchasing one of these,...
  • Decoding Digital Modes with an SDR

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  • JT-65 with WSJT-X/JT-Bridge & Kenwood TS-590SG

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