Apple M1 Mac Mini the Best Budget Shack PC?
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by KS4JU
1y ago
Several weeks back Apple introduced their new Apple Silicon M1 computers. There was initially some concerns about how well these new computers would perform. However, when the new Apple M1 computers got into reviewers hands, they performed well beyond expectations. The M1 ARM based chips turned out to be not only to be powerful but also ran cool and quiet. Apple’s new M1 computers performed as well as Intel’s expensive Core i9 chipsets if not better in some cases. The same could be said for higher end AMD processors. So, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the least expensive M ..read more
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The Best External Controllers for SmartSDR Windows and macOS
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by KS4JU
1y ago
One of the great features of Flex Radios is their desktop control software SmartSDR. The software allows you to control most every aspect of the radio from your laptop, desktop pc, as well as iPhones and iPads. Chances are that even if you have a M model Flex radio that has knobs and buttons, you will probably wind up using the software a great deal for radio control and interfacing to 3rd party ham radio applications. When using the the SmartSDR you will spend some of your operational time using the keyboard and mouse changing settings, tuning the radio, and transmitting. Eventually you will ..read more
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SmartSDR for macOS Video Overview
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by KS4JU
1y ago
The video for SmartSDR is now available on the YouTube channel. This video is primarily an overview of the various functions and features available in the recently released SmartSDR for macOS software for Flex Radios.  … The post SmartSDR for macOS Video Overview first appeared on Ham Radio Science ..read more
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Smart SDR for macOS
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by KS4JU
1y ago
SmartSDR for Windows Note* Ham Radio Science will be kicking off an new series of videos shortly. So go over to the Ham Radio Science YouTube channel and subscribe. IntroductionApparently Hell has actually frozen over. We now have a full desktop client for Smart SDR for Apple macOS systems. It is pretty well known that Flex Radio has the best remote capabilities of any radio available today. This is an area that manufactures like Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood has not been able to match. Sure, there has been some feeble attempts to offer decent remote and control software for these radios, but ..read more
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Boxchip S700A Network and DMR Radio Video Review
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by KS4JU
1y ago
Ok, after using and enjoying the Boxchip S700A it was time for a video review.… The post Boxchip S700A Network and DMR Radio Video Review first appeared on Ham Radio Science ..read more
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SDRuno v1.3 Released
Ham Radio Science
by KS4JU
1y ago
SDRplay is pleased to announce the release of SDRuno v1.3. This is a major upgrade to SDRuno, which adds a number of important new features and is intended for all RSP models including the now discontinued RSP1.   Major new features include:   Frequency Scanning (for both frequency ranges and stored memory panel lists) I/Q → Audio Output (for CW Skimmer for example) A new configurable IF AGC scheme   For a full list of additions/changes and bug fixes, please see the release notes at: https://www.sdrplay.com/docs/SDRplay_SDRuno_Release_Notes.pdf   This release of SDRuno uses ..read more
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Boxchip S700A Network Radio Review
Ham Radio Science
by KS4JU
1y ago
IntroductionMore and more Amateur Radio operators are beginning to realize the flexibility and utility of Network Radio. Network Radio has become the “Swiss Army Knife” of communications technology. Amateur radio users can reach other Amateurs world wide using such applications as Zello, IRN, Echolink, and APRS. New applications are still popping up. For example the recently released Android app Peanut now allows users to use some popular D-Star reflectors using an android device. The user doesn’t even need a D-Star radio or a hotspot, just an internet connected Android device. In the past mon ..read more
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Kyocera E6560 – A Cheap Network Radio Rugged Smartphone
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by KS4JU
1y ago
If you are interested in getting into Network Radio, but not ready to spend $150 to $300 for a dedicated HT style device, you might find that the Kyocera E6560 Smartphone might fit the bill. The Kyocera E6560 is basically a ruggedized unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with a PTT button for Zello use or other PTT applications that sells for $75 to $80. The E6560 has a great build quality and feels good in the hand. Unlike the typical Network Radio HTs the E6550 sports a 4.5 inch screen that makes operating the unit far easier than the 2.5 inch screen models. Not to mention that the E6560 is far m ..read more
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Pulsat PM-1100 Network Radio Review
Ham Radio Science
by KS4JU
1y ago
Having found the X Boss TM-7S a great deal of fun, we took a look at a mobile / base version of a Network Radio the Pulsat PM-1100. The Pulsat Network Radio is pretty much identical to the very popular Inrico TM7. The Pulsat Network turned out to be very nice compact mobile / base unit for Network Radio use with a few quibbles. Check out the video on our YouTube Channel. Please don’t forget to subscribe!   … The post Pulsat PM-1100 Network Radio Review first appeared on Ham Radio Science ..read more
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X Boss 7S+ Network Radio YouTube Review
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by KS4JU
1y ago
  We tried out the X Boss 7S+ Network Radio HT, check out the video! … The post X Boss 7S+ Network Radio YouTube Review first appeared on Ham Radio Science ..read more
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