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IC-7600 After a few months

I have now been using the IC-7600 for about 5 months. It has not been used heavily the entire time, but I have used it hard during several contests. Overall I am very impressed. The menus are very intuitive, rarely... Continue Reading →

IC-7600 Antenna Tuner Testing

I did a bit of testing with 2 wire antennas this weekend. Here is a summary of the results, which I also posted to the IC-7600 e-mail reflector: The antennas: 1 - A "long" 80m Dipole, ladder line, 4:1 balun,... Continue Reading →

Icom IC-7600 Added to the Shack

I have been looking to purchase a new rig for some time and finally decided to go with the Icom IC-7600. I was torn between this rig, the Elecraft K3, and the Yaesu FT-2000 (because I can not afford the... Continue Reading →

Elecraft K2, DX Doubler, and N1MM

OK I got all the pieces together for my SO2R station. I built and modified many cables (the most time consuming part of the new setup), so I was ready to integrate my station and get ready for a Contest.... Continue Reading →

SO2R (Single Operator Two Radio) For Contests

Now that I have found N1MM Contest Logger software (fantastic), I have to turn to getting the right equipment in place to use its capability for contests. The main event for my local Ham Club (FARA) is the Virginia QSO... Continue Reading →

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