W0EQO Update: Station is offline because of a hardware problem with the host PC that requires it to be replaced. W0ZSW is back online, though.
W0EQO is now operational in testing mode only. Although you can connect to it, no transmit is allowed. The station is in the process of being set up and tested here at the wa0tda QTH in Woodbury. The temporary antenna is the w0zsw off center fed dipole, so w0zsw is offline.
W0EQO was off the air because the TS-480’s transmitter has failed. We apologize for the inconvenience. We do not have a date yet for its return to service. Please us the WA0TDA or W0ZSW stations instead. If you have been using W0EQO and need access to the other two stations, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thunderstorm season has returned to Minnesota. There will be sporadic outages at WA0TDA & W0ZSW as the antennas will be disconnected to prevent lightning damage to the stations. You can check out the lightning map at: https://www.blitzortung.org/en/live_lightning_maps.php?map=30
Once the danger of lightning is past, the stations will be returned to service.
Use the latest version 0.9x software or it will not work on Windows! Download the new client software to use the remotes here.
Dear HF Operator:
Welcome to the HF Remotes! This website has information on the following
W0EQO – Northern Minnesota in the tall pine forest near the headwaters of the Mississippi; Kenwood TS-480SAT radio equipped with speech readout feeding a 300 foot dipole antenna fed with 450 ohm ladder line and a current
balun. 160 through 6 meter operation. Grid square is EN27mc in Hubbard County, MN USA. Callsign admin is WA0TDA. Station hardware admins are N0CIC & WA0TDA.
W0ZSW – Metro Minnesota Twin Cities location at WA0TDA QTH; Icom IC-7300 radio feeding an off-center fed dipole antenna. 80 through 6 meter operation. Grid square is EN34mw in Washington County, MN USA. Callsign admin is KA0PQW. Station hardware admin is WA0TDA.
WA0TDA – Metro Minnesota Twin Cities location at WA0TDA QTH; Icom IC-7200 radio feeding an inverted vee maypole antenna system fed with underground coax. 160 through 6 meter operation. Grid square is EN34mw in Washington County, MN USA. Callsign & hardware admin is WA0TDA.
All of the above stations can run up to 100 watts and all are SSB and CW capable. All are subject to occasional maintenance outages or weather outages.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report a problem with any of them.
The quick start guide is for anyone who wants to install and use the RCFORB HF remote base client software from Remotehams.com with a minimum of time and effort. That would be most of us! A quick start guide shouldn’t be
wordy, so let’s just use some simple steps to get you up and running.
IMPORTANT: Register with Remotehams.com using YOUR CALLSIGN as the username, or this will not work!
Get the WA0TDA RCFORB Quick Start Guide in PDF:
Note: Always choose the newest version 0.9 version of the client software, NOT the version 0.8 as is recommended in the guide or video. The old 0.8 version will be deprecated due to the removal of Adobe Flash support in Windows.
I have made two YouTube videos on the use of the RCForb software. This one
is for the free Windows version:
This one is for the Android version, which you can buy from the Play Store for under $10:
If you are a blind user, be sure to check out the K8HSY guide:
The Handiham Radio Club also has a useful website:
Good luck and have fun with the radios!