Using the Icom 7300 with NEW Ham Radio Deluxe and WSJT-X
New Ham Radio Deluxe and WSJT-X Video! This is a refresher with the latest software. In the video below Ham Radio Deluxe v6.5 and WSJT-X v2.0. There are a few differences from my older videos that are noticeable. See setting receive level and a small glitch in WSJT-X. Also, QSO forwarding in HRD Logbook.
New Ham Radio Deluxe v6.5
One of the most noticeable differences with Ham Radio Deluxe is the ability to forward QSO’s from WSJT-X to the HRD Logbook. I have an article on this: HRD Logbook and WSJT-X Integration.
QSO forwarding is in the video below.
There is also a possible glitch with setting the mode using Ham Radio Deluxe as the rig in WSJT-X and my solution to that in the video.
WSJT-X 2.0 is what prompted me to do a new video. WSJT-X looks different now. For one, the WSJT-X main window does not include a receive level slider. It’s been gone a while. The receive level is set using either Windows sound properties or ACC/USB AF Output Level in the Icom 7300. This is shown in the video.
The new WSJT-x v2.0 also has a minor glitch with the logging window and retaining the power or comment fields. This is in the video and not a big problem. It will be fixed.
As always, timing is crucial with FT8 and other modes in WSJT-X. I have been using NetTime and it works very well.
Icom 7300 New Firmware v1.30
Refresh Video with Ham Radio Deluxe v6.5 and WSJT-X v2.0
I apologize, I tried to cover too much in this video, so please comment or ask your questions below. I’l be happy to clarify.
1. Setting up IC-7300: 00:50
2. Receiver Setup: 08:06
3. HRD Connect: 07:52
4. WSJT-X Settings: 09:03
5. JT Alert: 15:34 (just for demonstration)
6. Making a QSO: 17:05
7. HRD Logbook: 20:38
NOTE: I was using JT Alert just for demonstration. To continue to use it I would need to enable logging in it (to HRD Logbook) and disable QSO Forwarding in HRD Logbook, otherwise the alerts will not be accurate.
Comments & Questions
I prefer the comment section here or in YouTube over e-mail because your questions will undoubtedly help others here as well.
Please stay in touch and best 73,
Resources or Links