A few early observations:
Very good SSB rig. I am getting good reports on the audio. It has breakin (QSK) on CW, which I didn't have on my Kenwood. CW audio is not as good as I would expect. This may have more to do with my ignorance of the radio then the radio itself (I hope).
I talk to Mel K0PDX on 14.236 mHz using freeDV mode. He said the freeDV will be in the 1.4 release of the flex 6300 software.
I tried using the DAX as audio in and out to fldigi but it did not seem to decode PSK31 very well. However, if I use the audio from the headphone jack, it seems to decode OK. I think the DAX as audio input to the radio works OK for PSK31.
For JT65 the DAX in and out works great. I use JT65-HF-HB9HQX-Edition for my JT65 work.
The CAT interface to both fldigi and JT65-HF-HB9HQX-Edition software seem to work without too much effort. I am very pleased with the results so far!
As far as activities, I did work the two hour SKCC sprint and made 5 contacts.
|My new Flex 6300|
I bought the WRAPS Tracker Circuit Board from the AMSAT web site. Looks like a fun little project to do. I still want to work some satellites and maybe the ISS. Right now that is on the fringe of ham radio interests, but never hurts to plan a head.
Well all for now 73.