FSQ Data System Tested

Posted by Richard Newstead on 2nd Jul 2017

A few of us have spent much of the weekend exercising the FSQ system on 40 metres. Here are some preliminary thoughts. During our tests we only used some of the FSQ facilities; for example we did not … read more

FSQ IC-7300 set-up

Posted by Richard Newstead on 29th Jun 2017

In the FSQCALL PPT/CAT dialog  select the correct com port for your IC-7300Set the Rig address to 6A, ICOM7800check the Use CAT buttonEdit the FSQCALvxxx_setup file item 2 to 19200. FSQCALv … read more

FSQ Communications System

Posted by Richard Newstead on 29th Jun 2017

Julian OH8STN mentioned FSQ in one of his recent blogs. He made a few comments that raised my interest in this mode so I gave it a look. The first thing I discovered is that while it does have a … read more

...but is it right?

Posted by Richard Newstead on 25th Jun 2017

I enjoy carrying out experiments in radio; I always have. My recent antenna experiments have proved controversial in that some people don't believe the results. They could be right! I am often surpris … read more

Location, location, location...

Posted by Richard Newstead on 26th May 2017

IntroductionA recent article in a ham radio magazine described the design of an antenna. The author modelled his antenna using a popular free software antenna modelling package. He then went on to des … read more