Its Official

The FCC Database shows me as an Extra now.

I don’t receive my mail directly (I’m on a boat in Mexico), but I also received some mail from the ARRL at my mail handling service, so I assume I also passed my VE open book test which means …

more…

PASSED !!!

I’m now officially an extra class amateur radio operator.

Being an Extra opens up new frequencies to me, which will be interesting to try out. I’m curious to see if they are less crowded on the digital modes.

Thanks so much to HamTestOnline who I have used for …

more…

Need an 8 pin DIN connector

For my next set of tricks, which will involve using WINMOR and RMSExpress, I am going to need to build yet another cable. This one will connect both to the remote port and the Accessory port on the M710.

Finding odd things like this in Mexico resort towns is a …

more…

Making your first PSK Contact

Sorry I’ve been so long in finishing up this initial series of posts on using the Icom M710 for Digital Mode contacts. I’ve been busy on the boat doing nothing but relaxin’.

Let’s get do a quick recap:

  1. You have your Icom M710 Control cable made and …
more…

Off some of the air for a while

I will be off the digital modes for a bit. I have not yet wired up everything for RMS Express to work with my ICOM SSB and WINMOR so I need to hookup the SCS Pactor again to the DB9 remote port on the M710 which means I can’t …

more…