Digital

DMR – Digital Mobile Radio

DMR has taken off in our local ham club, and around the world. If you just want someone to talk to, there is always someone out there, somewhere around the world. If this is what you’re in ham radio for, then you’ve got it made. In these days of sunspot cycle low, it’s getting harder […]

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Radioddity GD-77: A look inside

After many people telling me that my blank screen issue is down to a loose ribbon cable, and since Radioddity are replacing my defective GD-77, I saw no harm in having a look inside. After all, if it’s such an easy fix, why not? I would like to report that I found no disconnected ribbon […]

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Radioddity GD-77 Blank Screen

I recently bought a Radioddity GD-77 DMR handheld radio. Initially, I was very happy with the performance, if a little quirky. Its quirkiness inspired me to write a post about how to set it up and write a basic configuration to it. However, six weeks into ownership, I turned it on and was greeted by […]

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Radioddity GD-77 Setup

Introduction I bought one of these on an Amazon Deal for about $64. I started to wonder if it was actually such a good deal after fighting with it for a while. It’s pretty good really. Just quirky. (edit – the GD-77 failed me, six weeks after I bought it. Radioddity is sending me a […]

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WSPR Antenna Comparison

Having recently raised a Off-Center Fed Dipole, and figured out how to use WSPR with my FT-991, I thought it would be interesting to compare the OCFD with my 35′ End Fed Wire. Getting WSJT-X to work with the FT-991 was a bit of a challenge, but I mostly blame the Glenmorangie. Some handy links […]

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