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New SDR radio a work in progress…

With the fall weather coming, and not much to do outdoors unless you like working and playing in the west coast rainy season here on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada. I have been playing with the latest version of Hamsphere 4.

This SDR radio gives the ham radio enthusiast all the bands including 2M and 70CM to operate on. And for a guy living in a apartment building, I don’t have to worry about RFI throughout an old building, setting up antennas etc.

Kelly has done a real great job creating this radio, and of course when it comes to anything new in computer software, there will always be a few glitches here and there.

I just recently added some new plugins to give more variety when operating. Plus I plan to add a few more antennas as things go along. Plus I will get some blank panels as well to fill in the blanks.

Now if the propagation starts to improve in my area I might be able to get on the air more often. I am also running Hamsphere 3 as well, another great SDR radio to have.

The clocks are a windows 7 gadget that I found on the internet

I added a screenshot of  both radios running on my pc.

73′s de VE7LVD Terry

 

 

Welcome to HamSphere.net Blogs!

Welcome to your new site.

HamSphere.net Blogs are created with WordPress MultiSites which is one of the biggest blog system in the world.

You can build your own webpage very quickly by using so called widgets = plugins. We have collected quite a few Ham Radio oriented widgets for your convenience. We have also created a few own widgets that you can use in order to share HamSphere information on your site. We will continue to create new widgets so make sure you keep yourself updated on your “dashboard”.

Have a look at my site 5b4ait.hamsphere.net to see some widgets in action

The “dashboard” is the control panel for wordpress and your site/log. It can be a little confusing at first, but once you get to know it, it is a very powerful tool.

In the dashboard you can drag and drop “widgets” to the sidebars. There are sidebars left, top, right, bottom etc. You will have to do some trial and error until you get the hang of it.

Now login to your site by clicking “Log in” in the left menu. You have received an email with your password for your homepage. The password is not the same as your HamSphere password as these databases are separated.

When you have logged in you will get a top bar with a menu. There you will find the dashboard among other things.

Go to the dashboard and the part you are looking for is called “Appearance” and that is where you can change themes and add “plugins” = “widgets”.

Good luck! And please remember to remove this post when you start using your blog/home page.

73 de Kelly, 5B4AIT

Welcome to my first blog posting

Hi my name is Terry Cure, I currently reside here on the west coast of Canada in Nanaimo British Columbia.

My call sign is VE7LVD, which are the initials of my favourite Walt Disney character Professor Ludwig Von Drake. I could not get my personal initials at the time I applied for my call sign, they were already taken.

I am looking forward to using Hamsphere 3 as I live in a apartment complex. It is a SDR radio program worth getting. I am looking forward to Hamsphere 4 when it comes out.

I have been a ham since 1997, I do have some vintage rigs here but I don’t have the real estate inside and out to set up the gear and the attennas.

 

This is my first time blogging and hope to improve my blog as I go.

That’s it for now, 73 de VE7LVD

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