Setting up a Remote Station – Part 7 Testing

I’m far along that I am now able to use the station as if it was remote. There is one exception though – I don’t have the relay that will switch the radio on an off. I have a SONOFF 4CHPROR3 WiFi Smart Switch on order. That should arrive today.

Apart from that, the station works.

If I want to use digital modes, I connect to the Windows PC using Remote Desktop and run FT8 etc from there. For voice modes, I run SmartSDR on my local machine and use Flexlink to connect to the remote radio.

I’m going to be away for a while, so I won’t make further progress for a few weeks, but when I return I need to give consideration to antennas and lightning protection.

Author: Gareth Howell

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