This is a quick look at how to navigate the software radio interface.
Use the latest version 0.9x software or it will not work on Windows! Download the new client software to use the remotes here.
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Dear HF Operator:
Welcome to the HF Remotes! This website has information on the following stations:
W0EQO – Northern Minnesota in the tall pine forest near the headwaters of the Mississippi; Icom IC-7300 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-7300 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.
W0EQO is back in service after upgrades to the shack & internet completed. In the photo on the left, you can see the rig control laptop and the Icom IC-7300. The RCForb host software is running on the PC. The Yaesu FT-897 is used for in-the-shack communication and is not available as a remote controlled radio. In the photo on the right, you can see the new Netgear router and the uninterruptible power supply (installed on 5 August 2022), as well as the new wooden shelf built by Bill, N0CIC, that makes having the UPS available to power the router possible in the limited space we have.
An overnight snowfall left thick, heavy, wet snow on the antenna wires this morning – 06 March 2023 – please use lower power when transmitting and allow extra time for the antenna tuner to find a match.