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The Only Radio Cable You'll EVER NEED! AIOC (All in One Cable)

2 February, 2024 - Reading time: ~1 minute

This cable will enumerate itself as a sound-card, a virtual tty ("COM Port") for programming and asserting the PTT (Push-To-Talk) as well as a CM108 compatible HID endpoint for CM108-style PTT (new in firmware version 1.2.0) plus more!

Buy here 👉 https://hamradiodx.net/shop

WSPR - An Introduction for Beginners | WSJT-X Ham Radio

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) is a mode in the WSJT-X software developed by Dr Joe Taylor K1JT. In this video I show what WSPR is, how to get started and setting up as an introduction for new beginners.

Download WSJT-X 👉 https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

Get Started with FT8 - An Introduction for Beginners 👉 https://youtu.be/YyWX0i87P0o

Get Started with FT8 - An Introduction for Beginners

11 November, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

FT8 is a mode in the WSJT-X software developed by Dr Joe Taylor K1JT. In this video I show how to get started and make contacts with FT8, introduction for new beginners and even a pro tip how I know from a quick glance if the bands are open.

Download WSJT-X 👉 https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

FT8 Operating Guide 👉 https://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/FT8_Operating_Tips.pdf

GridTracker 👉 https://gridtracker.org/grid-tracker/ https://www.ft8.it/images/GTQS_0406.pdf

WSJT-X for the Beginner - Setup and Operation 👉 https://youtu.be/gtY2d4eSmm8

Reduce Common Mode Current (CMC) with a Easy to Build Choke

6 October, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Common Mode Current can really mess with RFI and cause interference in the shack. In addition, you could also be receiving unwanted interference on the coax outer shield.

In this video I show how I built myself an easy CMC choke using a toroid and RG-58 coax.

When Ham Radio Operators Drink | 10K Subscriber Highlights

3 August, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

This was LITERALLY THE BEST time I've ever had on a livestream. Last weekend on the 10K Ham Radio DX celebration livestream, we had so much fun and a lot of laughs that I had to make a highlights package! Check out some of the crazy stuff we discussed, from Molson's tie to TheSmokinApe dancing. So much fun. Enjoy!