Ham Radio Deluxe HRD QSO Forwarding Alternative

Here’s a slick way to bypass QSO forwarding and let GridTracker do the work. Also, GridTracker can do the heavy lifting when it comes to uploading to online logs like eQSL, QRZ.com and HRD.net. Here’s how…

Icom 7300 and Icom 7610

If you are using either of those Icom radios, I have screen captures of the Menu>Set>Connectors pages in the radios software. Most important are "DATA OFF MOD" and on the Icom 7610 "DATA1 MOD".

Icom 7610 Screen Captures

Icom 7300 Screen Captures

Another valuable setting, "Unlink From REMOTE." If you ever want to use two cables, one exclusively for rig control (CI-V cable) and another USB cable for keying, you'll need to setup "Unlink From REMOTE."

HRD QSO Forwarding

You don't really need QSO forwarding if you are running GridTracker. In this post I will have GridTracker take care of logging into HRD Logbook.

WSJT-X Setup

First my radio is the Icom 7610, but this will work with the 7300 and many other radios. I am using one USB cable for CAT control and audio (USB Audio CODEC).

On the radio tab we will be using Ham Radio Deluxe as the rig. On the Reporting Tab we need port 2237 enabled as shown in the screen capture.

GridTracker Setup

GridTracker can log too many programs. I have used it while operating portable and using N3FJP ACLog. At home I am using HRD Logbook. It works beautifully. Here's the screen capture and there is more detail in the video below.


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This is a good alternative to QSO Forwarding.

I have a previous post on this, using QSO Forwarding: Downloading GridTracker for HRD and WSJT-X

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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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