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DXDUSB – DX Doubler USB Interface Update

DXDUSB Development Status I have had some requests to provide DXDUSB prototypes to¬† couple people. The latest prototype (Protot3) is still very rough. I have a couple in ongoing testing and they seem to be working well. However, these are... Continue Reading →

A USB Interface for the DX Doubler – The Last DXDUSB Prototypes

I have been working on a USB-only interface for the Top Ten Devices DX Doubler for some time. I recently completed the 3rd generation prototype. This is still a prototype - it uses a very small Arduino board with attached... Continue Reading →

VA QSO Party 2016 – Two for the Road

I went mobile again for the 2016 Virginia QSO Party, using the callsign KT4KA. I use that callsign so as not to confuse everyone when calling CQ (with my normal "3"call). The goal this year was to beat last year,... Continue Reading →

It Really is all About Antennas

As I try to continually improve my Station, I keep coming back to the antennas. I have a couple very nice Radios, but I am still not very competitive in Contests, especially DX contests. I have always used mainly wire... Continue Reading →

VA QSO Party 2016

I plan to go mobile again this year for the VA QSO Party in March. This is an enjoyable contest with lots of activity. You will probably see every County and City in the State activated at some point over... Continue Reading →

Arduino Pro Mini – A Great Tiny Micro Controller

If you have been working with Arduino boards, you may already know about this great little board. The Arduino Pro Mini is about 1.7" X 0.7" in size. It has the normal 14 Digital I/O lines and several analog inputs... Continue Reading →

ARRL Triple Play Award – One Worth Having

I just saw on the ARRL LOTW Web Page that they have processed my application for the ARRL Triple Play Award. I do enjoy Contesting but otherwise I do not spend much time chasing awards. The Triple Play Award, if... Continue Reading →

DXDUSB DX Doubler USB Interface – 2nd Prototype

The 2nd prototype of the DXDUSB Interface has been completed. I ran it hard through the recent NAQP CW contest, and it did very well. Now it is just a matter of finalizing the software (of course software is never... Continue Reading →

RTTY with FTDX-3000 and MMTTY

I have finally gotten this setup working fine and decided to save all the details. You can find a description, along with all of the screen TABS from MMTTY set to get this working on the Digital Modes Page on... Continue Reading →

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