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eladner65
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June 9, 2019 10:49 am  

I have a general question for those in the know.

I have been thinking about adding a Piexx interface to my Icom 751A in order to allow me to play with digital modes.  I reached out last week to the manufacturer to find out availability, and I have not heard back.  It shows available on the website, but I'm worried that it might be phantom inventory.

Should I try to reach out on the secondary market?  Or should I keep saving money until I can afford a Icom 7300?

Thanks (73),

Ed L. 


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eladner65
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June 10, 2019 4:04 pm  

I've gone ahead and ordered a Piexx UX14.  I'll report on my level of success with rig control.

Thanks,

Ed L.


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eladner65
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June 16, 2019 5:18 pm  

I installed the UX-14px in my Icom 751a, and I have it operational!!  I was able to tx and rx in digital modes in WSPR and I was listening only on FT-8.  I am using WSJT-X to control the rig, and it is working with only a little tweaking to get the PPT to work on the CAT interface.

I had multiple WSPR contacts on 20M starting about 4p from California all the way to Austria at 5W.  TX isn't the problem.  RX seems to be less sensitive that I would like.  I suspect this is the function of the age of my rig, and the antenna.

That I was able to RX multiple stations in North America makes me very happy.  

Now I just need to learn to use FT8 properly so I can TX without sounding like a total neophyte. 

Thanks, 73,

Ed L.


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eladner65
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June 19, 2019 11:17 am  

Just as update, I've now made a 10M FT-8 contact with success with someone down in Phoenix metro.  I'm calling this a success!


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