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Your Elecraft KAT-500 Tuner Protects your KPA-500 Amp – until it doesn’t

I have been using an Elecraft KPA-500 linear amplifier and a KAT-500 Antenna tuner with my Icom radios (mostly the IC-7600 and briefly with the IC-7300) After much research and discussion, I figured out what I thought was the best... Continue Reading →

Using the KAT-500 and KPA-500 with Icom Radios: Part II

I have continued to investigate the various ways to connect my Icom IC-7300 or IC-7600 to the Elecraft KAT/KPA-500 Tuner and Amplifier. I have received some very helpful communication from a number of other Hams using Icom Radios with the... Continue Reading →

Using the Elecraft KPA-500 and KAT-500 with Icom Rigs: Part I

I now have the Elecraft KAT-500 Antenna Tuner and the KPA-500 Linear Amplifier. My rigs are not Elecraft, but Icom (7600 and 7300) and Yaesu (FTDX-3000). I want to setup the Station to use the Elecraft components with my non-Elecraft... Continue Reading →

RTTY on the IC-7600 Using N1MM+ and MMTTY

I have been using the IC-7600 on RTTY with N1MM+ and the MMTTY application for a couple of years now. There are some good directions for this in the N1MM+ documentation, so I am not going to go through all... Continue Reading →

Hints – Using the ICOM IC-7600 on RTTY with N1MM+ and MMTTY

I keep seeing people having trouble with this setup. Every time I go to RTTY Mode, something is not working. It seems that some of the parameters in MMTTY and in the Radio keep resetting themselves. There are some other... Continue Reading →

Building an Elecraft KAT-500 Antenna Tuner

I have had a number of automatic Antenna Tuners in recent years.I have had  MFJ tuners, LDG tuners and the built-in tuners in my TS-930s, Elecraft K2, ICOM IC-7600, and Yaesu FTDX-3000. They have all worked pretty well. The first... Continue Reading →

Comparing the ICOM IC-7600 and the Yeasu FTDX-3000 – UPDATED 1/21/2018

No more updates to this Post. Interesting developments in the marketplace. The prices on used IC-7600 radios are crashing, apparently as a result of the introduction of the IC-7300 and the IC-7610. I still love both radios, but at these... Continue Reading →

Sweepstakes Results for 2012

Well I kept up the time-honored tradition of missing 1 or 2 Sections in the CW SS contest this year. Had about 575 QSOs (a personal best) and all but 2 Sections - MB and NNY. I never had trouble... Continue Reading →

Options for using the IC-7600 on RTTY with a PC

There has been a bit of discussion on the IC-7600 newsgroup about using FSK vs. AFSK when connecting a computer to the radio. Here is a summary that I posted in that group. Hopefully it will help some others get... Continue Reading →

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