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YES IT WORKS!

Hello Fellow Members,


It has been my intentions to incorporate some Digital Modes to the clubs shack for all to use.


There were thoughts that connecting another device via the USB connection on the back of the IC-7300 would upset the connection to both the Amplifier and the Ultrabeam systems. I thought that as well..


Well.. after lots of experimenting and also the help of Youtube, I have tested today the operation of my MacBook connected to the USB port on the IC-7300, and after configuring the radio so it will talk to the Laptop & without interrupting the other devices as above, I am very pleased to say that it worked without a hitch.


Using bands such as 40M, 20M, 15M & 10M.. I was able to make contact with around 20 or so stations around the globe.


So.. after all of that, I decided to power down the whole system, remove the Laptop and restart it all so to make sure that all normal operation was ok.. I am very pleased to say that all worked as per normal with no interruption to the Amp, Beam etc..


Here I a quick video of the setup working on FT8, using the WSJTX App.


All we need is a nice fast PC or Laptop..



Your comments and thoughts will be appreciated.


Craig

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Unknown member
Jan 03

Thank you for all the wonderful comments etc etc etc..


Cheers.

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Unknown member
Jan 03

What a first class successful project. I feel sure the average club member does not realise how many hours you have spent in bringing this project together. My heartiest congratulation to you.

As the stand in club president you are truly an asset to the club.


I could even justify, to my wife Gloria, to take you out for a coffee and BIG cake.

Very well done.

Roy. vk3gb.

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Unknown member
Jan 03
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Hi Roy,

That is very kind of you to say and very very much appreciated. Your thought and words mean a lot to me thats for sure.


I am ready when you are for my Big Cake and Coffee !!


Cheers and thanks again.


Craig.


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Unknown member
Jan 03

Excellent. Wish I had been there to see it happen.

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Unknown member
Jan 03
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Me too mate...

Another Demo on Saturday.. I have found the Windows Laptop and hope to get it running too.


Cheers.


Craig.


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Unknown member
Jan 03

Well done on that Craig look forward to seeing it all working nest time I am the Club…Cheers. Terry Vk3bmx..

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Unknown member
Jan 03
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Thanks Terry.. Looking forward in seeing you at the club too mate !


Take care.


Craig.


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Unknown member
Jan 03

This is indeed good news. when i tested last at the club the beam was not working soo i reverted back to the original settings. Hope the logs work too with this.

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Unknown member
Jan 03
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Thanks !!

I'm chuffed that it's working for all to use..

All we need is a decent Computer.. My MacBook works a treat and Automatically talks to the Log Book App running on the Mac too.. It also updates all my Apple devices when it stores a new contact.. Really simple once set up.

A Mac at the club would be great.. But a PC would do the job I suppose.. 😴


Ken 3MJF is donating a 32" TV which we can display in the shack and connect to the PC to show a bigger screen.. Just need a good PC..


Thanks for adding a reply.


Craig.

😍

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