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IC-705 – Display your callsign at boot #shorts

Your Icom IC-705 can show your callsign on bootup/power on. It makes it a bit more personal and is a good way to identify your radio! In this #shorts video I show how to configure your 705 to do just that.

Also check out my other video on setting up the IC-705 for booting an opening picture!

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The Windcamp Quick Release Antenna Bracket for the Icom IC-705

The Windcamp Quick Release Antenna Bracket for the Icom IC-705 is a small accessory which helps for portable operation of your IC-705. The bracket provides stability to your radio, allowing better table top viewing, a convenient banana plug for GND connections and a SO239 for connecting to antennas (including portable verticals).

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How Should I Log My Ham Radio Contacts?

I’ve recently set up my HF station again after a number of years off air. I want to now start logging my QSO’s and chase my DXCC. So my question to you is: How should I log my ham radio contacts?

What do you recommend I use? Let me know in the comment below.

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Can you make a SSB or CW contact using WSPR?

Can you use WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) data to predict if it’s possible to make a SSB or CW contact? How can you use the data and correlate it up to make a contact?

Well after a recent comment by a viewer claiming that you can’t and that WSPR is useless, I decided to provide my opinion on this.

Interpreting WSPR Data for Other Communication Modes:
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Looking at 40 meter Propagation using WSPR and a EFHW Antenna

WSPR is a great tool to look at and measure propagation on the various ham radio bands. In this video I test my EFHW (end fed half wave) antenna to see if it is "getting out" and who could hear me. The results are quite interesting and you can clearly see propagation results!

My New HF End Fed Antenna:

Explaining End Fed Half Wave Antennas & Experimentation:

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Support the Ham Radio DX channel on YouTube

Support Ham Radio DX!

Firstly, I want to say how much I greatly appreciate all that you do in supporting this channel and furthering ham radio into the future.

It is important for me as a creator to acknowledge the support of people such as yourself and all the help that the ham radio community provides, so this is just one way of giving back to you.

You will notice the join button has now appeared on my channel for YouTube memberships. Here you find a list of different tiers of membership available. Some have more perks than others, you can check those out. Some will get early access to videos that I post, others will get a shout out on both my live streams and the http://hamradiodx.net website.

You will also get a small icon next to your name in live chats and comments that publicly show your support as a member of this channel. This icon will change colour the longer you stay a member until you reach the gold antenna icon to reflect your loyalty.

You, the viewer are a large reason why I continue to make videos and share knowledge with the ham radio community. Even if you cannot be a member, I still appreciate all your comments and support. But, if you can be a member of Ham Radio DX, that would be great… so I’ll leave it up to you.

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How to receive long range FM Broadcast Radio – DXing

Often, during the summer months, it is often possible to hear FM broadcast stations from far and wide thanks to the Ionosphere and Troposphere bending signals over the horizon. There are a few tricks to getting the most out of tuning the broadcast band looking for that distant station however.

At the next AREG meeting on Friday the 20th of November, Andy, VK5LA will give a presentation on “DXing” the FM band. He will discuss, what gear is needed, what gear works best and how to identify stations you don’t normally hear and cover topics like locations, antenna polarisation, and explore the RDS station ID feature built in to most modern FM receivers.

Andy will also discuss using the ACMA database to determine if that exotic station you’ve just tuned in to is 70, 700 or 1700 km away and describe the various propagation modes that make this interesting activity possible. Finally he will take a look at how that information can be used to predict openings on the 6 metre (50MHz) band and above.

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How to set an Opening Picture on the Icom IC-705

The Icom IC-705 has the ability to set a opening picture that is briefly displayed at power ON. To set the displayed picture, a microSD card is required and the picture converted to a format that the IC-705 can read.

In this video I show the simple steps to convert a picture using Windows and Irfanview and load up a startup picture.

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Icom IC-705 Basic Setup and Overview

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Recycling 18650 LiPo Batteries

Can you reuse and recycle 18650 LiPo batteries for other projects and make a battery pack for 12 volts? Yes!

At a regular DATV experimenters night, Justin VK7TW took the audience through an update on his 18650 recycling project with a 12.6V battery pack. Justin covered the battery differences with 3.7V versus 4.2V batteries, the difference in balance charger boards, the Battery Matrix and construction method and the schematic of the battery configuration.

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Explaining End Fed Half Wave Antennas & Experimentation

This presentation explaining the basics of End Fed Half Wave (EFHW) antennas was done at the DATV experimenters night hosted by Justin VK7TW and Hayden VK7HH. Topics covered were the basics of EFHW antennas by Steve Yates AA5TB including lengths, design and installation of the antenna. Voltage and current distribution and the issues this presents, the minimum counterpoise, impedances and turns ratios of end fed impedance transformers.

Hayden VK7HH then took the audience through a great presentation on his experiments with his EFHW. Hayden covered the modification based on the VK4YE design, the testing, and the additional 80m loading coil, the coax counterpoise, and the common mode toroids. This allows a antenna for smaller spaces.

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