Best Cheap Laptop For Mobile and Portable Ops

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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cy stanway k2cys
5 years ago

Hi Rich. Question. I’m helping a friend set up a 7300 and I do not operate digital on my 7300. So I do not use the USB cable. To operate digital, do I merely download the USB drivers plug in the USB cable to the back of the radio and then into the computer? Is it really that easy?

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Marc
5 years ago

Hi Rich,

thank you, that comes at the right time, since I’m currently looking for a cheap Win10 based laptop/ tablet myself. I’d love to see, how the HP behaves with HRD, WSJT-X and FT8Call? A review/ Video on this subject, would be highly appreciated.

Cheers,
Marc

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Marc
5 years ago
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Hi Rich,
just wanted to check, if you had a chance to test the new laptop a little bit more? I would be particulary interested to see how its working in combination with the KX2, and using WSJT-X and/or JS8Call while being portable?
Cheers,
Marc

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Phil Brown, ZL1PB
5 years ago

Hi Rich, I have just purchased a 7300 and have a MacBook pro, I have downloaded WSJT-X ver 2 Beta and I am unable to transmit, I have followed your videos even downloaded the Sil labs USB driver but no go. I receive FT8 ok, I do not want to purchase another windows laptop, what am i missing? very frustrating.

Phil

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Joy
5 years ago

I have the 7300 and have been fiddling with waterfall displays. Any chance you can share how you have your waterfall set up?

Thanks,

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Lance
9 months ago

I didn’t see anything addressing sunlight readability. I can’t use my HP laptop computer as navigating around on the screen cannot be done with any sunlight. Did not see this addressed on another ‘best laptop for ham’ blog either. Maybe it’s me?

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