Antenna Build

Thanks to K5DDT for the contribution:

Hello to everyone. This is a reminder to those who know and a heads up to those who don’t know. There is a gathering planned for this Saturday, March 20th at the clubhouse at 9:00 am for an antenna build. There will be a 2 meter antenna and a 40 meter dipole constructed.. If you want to build a different antenna or one of these for yourself, that will be fine also. Please get in touch with Rick Swiney WB5TZN @ 662-322-7784 or send him an email to confirm attendance. Hope to see you there.

You can find Rick’s email address on QRZ.

ICOM IC-7300 Firmware Update Available

Go here to download update.

According to the Icom website, here some of the new features:

Changes from Version 1.30
[Spectrum scope is improved]
– A Scroll mode that can seamlessly change the displaying scope range, depending on the operating frequency, is added.
– A popup screen that displays when SPAN or EDGE change is added.
– The number of FIX EDGE memories is expanded to 4.
– Each band independently memorizes the Reference level.
– Improved the Scope function of the RS-BA1.


[Preset function is added for FT8 operation]
– A Preset function that can set each operation is added.


[Multi-function dial is enhanced]
– A Multi-function dial now works as a memory channel selector in the Memory mode.
– A Multi-function Menus Customization function is added.
– A function indicator for the Multi-function dial is added.


[Other changes]
– A Front Key Customization function that can change the function of [VOX/BK-IN], [AUTOTUNE], [△], and [▽] is added.
– A MIC Key Customization function that can change the function of [UP] and [DOWN] is added.
– The Band Stacking Register window is added.
– While operating in the Data mode, the receive tone control is deactivated.
– The default setting of the CI-V USB Port is changed to “Unlink from [REMOTE].”

Refer to INFORMATION IC-7300 Version 1.40 for details.

The Scroll mode for the RS-BA1 Version 2 software will be added to Version 2.30.