A number of members have the iCOM IC7300 transceiver as their primary base transceiver. One member has an iCOM IC705 which has a similar user interface.
This workshop provides an opportunity for members to share their tips and tricks in using the IC7300. Even if you don’t have this rig, you should find it interesting how iCOM have developed their user interface. While it is straight forward to use, there are a number of traps that people discover as they go along. For example, if you have been using the rig on 10m FM (or similar) you may have adjusted the squelch control (which is shared with the RF volume control). When you switch back to 7.055 MHz for the Branch 50 NZART net on Sunday, you may find you can’t hear anything. Not even any band noise. You panic! What has gone wrong with my $2000 appliance? The answer is simple, always check the RF gain setting if you can’t hear anything.
Presenters will include Malcolm ZL2UDF, John ZL2XJ, Bernard ZL2BD, and Mike ZL1AXG.
We will be covering a range of topics including, pre-operating checks, simple controls (Gain controls, band switching, changing frequency on the waterfall display, using the attenuators and pre-amps, etc)
We will also delve a bit deeper into less frequently used features, including interfacing the rig to a computer, how to use the accessory outputs (e.g. to provide band-switching on a linear amplifier) and how to build a small interface to switch between pre-recorded voice messages for contest calling, recording the rig’s settings on the SD-Card, recording audio to the SD-Card, and further details on the various display modes (e.g. seeing RX and TX audio spectrum graphs on the display.
The shed meeting will be at John ZL2XJ’s QTH (9 Ridley Green, Churton Park) from 1pm on Sunday 5 June (yes that is Queen’s Birthday weekend). The meeting will finish by 3pm with tea, coffee and biscuits.
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY OF OUR MEETINGS.