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Amateur Radio Afloat and Portable

Adafruit GPS hat, with Real Time Clock for Raspberry Pi

I added the Adafruit GPS hat to my Raspberry Pi 3B+ today. As well as a GPS it has a real time clock, which should help the time accuracy of the Pi. My first problem was that I had to solder the GPIO connector on. Don’t look to close at the pic, it’s not very good...

Setting the Raspberry Pi System Time using a GPS

Having an accurate time source is important for some digital modes, and normally not a problem when your Raspberry Pi is connected to the internet. But what about when you are at sea or in the middle of the forest or anywhere else with no internet connection? I tried...

All in one Portable Modular Station

Last week I spent some time reading the posts in the Facebook group “RealHFMobile”, There are some members of the group who are having great success using Artificial Gound also known as Ground Tuning Units “GTU” attached to a trolly along with a whip antenna so that...

JS8Call version 0.9 released today

The latest version of JS8Call was released today, head over to the website for more details! http://js8call.com/2018/11/16/js8call-0-9-released/

JS8Call – An overview for new users

Introduction Back in March of 2018 I managed to get involved in the testing of some new software for Amateur Radio. I joined a very small team of Operators who were mainly in the USA but also three in Europe, including myself. This software was called FT8Call, the...

Icom 7300 Settings for Control via a USB Cable

This is how I have my Icom 7300 settings to control the Radio over the USB connection from a Computer for digital mode software such as JS8Call, Hamradio Deluxe and FLDigi. Open the settings screen and tap Connectors. Then set up each entry to match mine (adjust your...

JS8Call November 2018 QSO Party

The monthly JS8Call QSO party starts in just over a couple of hours at 0000UTC Saturday 10 November. ‘If you haven’t tried JS8Call tomorrow might be a good time to have a go as there should be plenty of operators on the air. see the JS8Call website news for more...

Tutorial: Which windows COM port do I pick on JS8Call?

For JS8Call rig control to work you need to get the correct COM port selected on the settings Page. This assumes that you have already installed the drive for your radio. For this I installed Icoms driver for my IC-7300. You should install the drive BEFORE you connect...