Configuring the Icom IC-9700 for WSJT digital modes

18 February, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

In this video we show you exactly how to setup your Icom IC-9700 for use with WSJT and to use digital modes such as FT8, JT65 or WSPR. Step by step instruction on what options to set in the IC-9700 menus and what settings are required in the WSJT-X software.

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The Baofeng UV-5R is the Cheapest Ham Radio in 2020!

15 February, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

New to ham radio and want to know what is the cheapest you can buy? The Baofeng UV-5R handheld is a good option for those eager to get onto the air quickly! The UV-5R is less than $30 and is the most popular Baofeng in their range of radios.

In this video I show what comes in the box and the reasons why this can be your first handheld to get on the ham bands with! I also do an on air test to show the transmission and reception of the radio.

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Getting Started with Ham Radio in Australia!

Getting Started with Ham Radio in Australia!

14 February, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

Ham Radio DX caught up with Peter Parker VK3YE who has released a new book entitled "VK3YE's Australian Ham Radio Handbook". This is available at Jaycar stores across Australia.

This excellent book helps those with an interest in Ham Radio and how to get started. "The Australian Ham Radio Handbook will help you become a radio amateur, set up a station and make contacts on air. Written for Australian conditions it covers practical topics that existing licence study and theory books miss. For beginning and experienced hams alike, it's an ideal read for anyone interested in taking up, continuing in or returning to amateur radio"

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Everything You Need To Know About QRP in 2020 with VK3YE

14 February, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Want to learn about QRP radio? What equipment do you need to do QRP portable operation? Peter VK3YE gives an excellent presentation on all things QRP including rigs, antennas, batteries, kits, homebrew, tips, tricks and experiences he has had.

Check out Peter's website for more information  @vk3ye 

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Tropospheric Ducting | 1296 MHz Records Broken!

7 February, 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Justin VK7TW speaks with Rex VK7MO and Hayden VK7HH on Ham Radio DX about recent tropospheric ducting allowing an opening to ZL (New Zealand). We go through the various station setups, predicting such events and new broken DX distance records on the 23cm - 1296 MHz band.

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