Category Archives: Station Equipment

Articles about Radios, Amplifiers, Tuners and related Ham Station Equipment. Fixed, Portable and Mobile Station Equipment Articles are included.

Remote Control Ham Station Enhancements

As explained in a previous article, we have been working on enhancing our Remote Control Ham Station system. The upgrades include additional remote client options, better remote networking via the Internet, and better integration with our microHAM system.

Source: Remote Operating Enhancements | Our HAM Station

As part of the fall upgrade plans at our station, we have completed quite a few enhancements to the Remote Operating Gateway and associated client devices in our station. The upgrades include:

You can read more on our Stationproject Blog about our Remote Control Ham Station Enhancements.

We try to do some station upgrades in the fall of each year to maximize our operating fun during the winter months. We always welcome members who want to join in on our projects as a means to learn about station building. More to come as we make progress with our planned projects.

Special thanks to Dave, K1DLM who has helped us with ideas for several aspects of this project.

Fred, AB1OC

Plans for Enhancing Our Ham Station This Fall

Source: Plans for 2017 Station Upgrades – Radio, Shared Amplifier, and Remote Op Enhancements

We are planning a number of enhancements at our Ham Station this fall. Our plans include:

We try to do some station upgrades in the fall of each year to maximize our operating fun during the winter months. We are at the design stage on these projects and I wanted to share some information about what we are planning from our Stationproject Blog.  We always welcome members who want to join in on our projects as a means to learn about station building. More to come as we make progress with these projects.

Special thanks to Dave, K1DLM who has helped us with ideas for several aspects of this project.

Fred, AB1OC

Icom IC-7300 Display Using N1MM Logger Plus

Icom IC-7300 Display with N1MM Logger Plus: As I get ready to write this I have my N1MM Logger Plus already setup to use in the VOLTA RTTY Contest this weekend.

Source: Icom 7300 N1MM Logger Plus Setup – K0PIR Icom 7300 SDR

Looks like its possible to use N1MM to provide a larger view of the Icom IC-7300 display. It would be great if there were also a standalone application that would do this.

The following video provides a demonstration along with some information on how to set up the radio and the N1MM+ software/

 

Here’s some more detailed information showing how to set up N1MM+ and the IC-7300 to provide the enhanced panadapter display.

The New IC-7610 Direct-Sampling SDR HF/6m Transceiver

Icom IC-7610 Display Screen
Icom IC-7610 Display Screen

Source: The new IC-7610 Direct-Sampling SDR HF/6m Transceiver

The new IC-7610 Transceiver is the much-anticipated dual-receive version which uses Icom’s SDR platform that was first available in the IC-7300. The source page has some useful photos and a block diagram of the receiver.

The addition of Icon’s Digitial Preselector functionality is a welcome enhancement over the IC-7300. The Digi-Selector should be useful in multi-radio and other high-interference environments.

Icom IC-7610 External Display
Icom IC-7610 External Display

The new radio will also have a connection to an external display. This is a great addition as it makes the excellent panadapter capability in Icom’s SDR platform much easier to view and use.

Icom IC-7160 Rear Panel
Icom IC-7160 Rear Panel

The rear panel includes connectors for two antennas. There are BNC jacks for connection of a separate receive antenna and/or a Transverter.  Also included is an Ethernet interface for remote control and USB interfaces for connection to a local computer.

You can see more about this new Transceiver on Icom’s page.