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Tech Flashback: Radio Scanning (feat. Uniden UBC93XLT, DSE DTS-96, Icom IC-R20)

Towards my later high-school years, in the mid-2000s, armed with a small amount of money, I picked up the hobby of radio scanning. As a person who was curious by nature and had built a number of FM radio microphone … Continue reading

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Working with the IC-R75 and IC-R20 – Handy Radio Software

One of the perks of owning an IC-R75 “conventional” HF and IC-R20 handheld wide-band communications receivers is the ability for computer control. By connecting the RS-232 serial port on the rear of the IC-R75 to the computer, or the headphone/CI-V … Continue reading

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Verifying the Frequency Accuracy of a Radio

Earlier, I described how I managed to install and align an OXCO unit for the Icom IC-R75. Today, I wanted to make sure it was as accurate as it could be. Of course, I can’t do anything about drift – … Continue reading

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Upgrading an Icom IC-R75 with the CR-282 High Stability OCXO Unit

Prelude I’ve been a happy IC-R75 owner for a long while. It was a very affordable (sub $1000) HF communications receiver with coverage from LF to 60Mhz, with good sensitivity and FM “out of the box”. It had a two-level … Continue reading

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