Listening is fun too…

Since I do not yet have my license, I listen a lot. Today I made use of one particular feature of the IC-7300 receiver, namely the ability to decode telex (or RTTY) transmissions. I thought this was fun, because I worked with telexes in my time in the military. See… Read the rest

Radio manuals

Together with the ICOM radios we get the ‘basic manual’, which is okay to start with. But soon one wants to dive in a bit deeper and investigate the more advanced functions. For that purpose one can download a PDF file from the ICOM website, for both the IC-7300 and… Read the rest

New radio’s

Yesterday at HAMshop in Maarsen I picked up my new radio’s and unboxed them. Today I’m looking at all the settings, browsing through all the menu’s. The combination of these two radio’s covers all of the legal amateur bands in the Netherlands. unboxing PSU’sMAAS-SPA-8230OperationalUnbox icom 7300switched onUnbox icom 9700Both radio’s… Read the rest

First satellite image!

Today I captured my first satellite image with my SDR. It is a picture that was scanned by the NOAA 19 satellite (ch 1-4, northbound 10E) at 2021-3 -26 14:39 UTC. The pass took about 20 minutes. Granted, the quality is not yet very good, but when you look carefully,… Read the rest