Anyone using two stations on FT 8 ?

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KC9VFO, Jun 10, 2021.

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  1. KC9VFO

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    72717D67-1A9E-4FC1-B2F6-25A09115B117.jpeg Using a kenwood TS590 s for 6 meters and a Icom7300 for HF . I have them about 6 feet apart and becoming annoyed getting out of my chair every minute or so.
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  2. KK9W

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    You could remote into the other computer and control it from the same location.
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  3. KC9VFO

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    That is a pretty good idea .
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  4. K3XR

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    I don't know. Might I suggest one band at a time or moving things closer so you can remain in one location?
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  5. K0UO

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    Yes/ I do it just to monitor Band conditions on the different bands.

    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the air & On the Air daily
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  6. G8FXC

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    I have an IC7300 for HF and an FT991A for VHF/UHF. Personally speaking, I hate operating any radio from its physical controls and always use CAT control from a PC. I simply use a single high specification PC which is connected to both rigs with two large screens attached - it really does not matter where the radios are located! I use Win4ICOM to control the 7300 and Win4Yaesu to control the 991.

    Martin (G8FXC)
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  7. AJ4WC

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    I run two stations at the same time, but I have them both on the same desk. Each is a completely independent setup each with a dedicated computer.

    You could use one computer running two sessions, with extra long USB cables. Downside is one PC has a limited number of monitors. I personally wouldn’t like running two stations from one PC.
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  8. N6YWU

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    I run both my SDR radios remote over the network from my Mac on the opposite side of the house. I also have a Raspberry Pi 4 colocated in the radio room for any USB connected stuff, such as my Airspy HF+, RTL-SDR, or SDRPlay, to allow remotely monitoring yet another FT8 band at the same time.
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