Software can make radio more fun !
When I read that headline my first reaction was — “What? Software can make radio more fun?”
YES, it is true.
Even a fairly modern ham radio can benefit from software enhancements. FLRIG from W1HKJ is part of the time-tested FLDIGI suite of amateur radio software.
This application is FREE (Free is good!) at http://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/
Using the simple on-screen controls (even works on a touch screen).you can change VFOs, frequency, band. mode, split, volume, squelch, mic gain, RF power, and others.
The programs run on Apple, Windows and Linux operating systems. Because this popular software is free and is only used by a few thousand people, your anti-virus software may not like it. Its fine, just give AVG a minute and it will install.
I found it is easier to set the notch filters, noise reduction, and other radio options using the FLRIG graphical interface than it is to go into the radio menus.
For a lot more on FLRIG, FLDIGI and other fun radio stuff, please follow the trail:
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