Operating HF2 at W4DFU
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Kenwood TS-870S

Click here to see the radio manual


This is our HF2 Operating position.  The Kenwood is CAT controllable and ham radio Deluxe is currently used. This page is a summary to guide you through its use.  All users need to read the full manual, practice receiving with the software, and meet with Dr. Garlitz before getting the OK to transmit.

This radio transmits on the 80-10m HF bands.  Members can only operate in the frequency spectrum they are licensed for.  Digital modes are accessed using Ham Radio Deluxe and DM780 software.  Full manuals are on the computer desktop and a summary follows.


The power supply is an Astron switching supply located on the left side of the desk. Above it is an antenna switch that gives you choices for various dipoles.

Match an antenna to a Rig using a short coax jumper. Choices for the Kenwood are the Pro-67 Yagi and the Antenna Switch.

Never Operate without an antenna. Use the autotuner feature. Stop transmitting if the tuner will is not matched by the autotuner.  ALWAYS DISCONNECT the ANTENNAS BEFORE LEAVING! 

  1. Turn on Computer and dual monitors
  2. Connect and Antenna (jumper)
  3. Turn on Power Supply
  4. Turn on the TS-870S
  5. Turn on the Rigblaster Pro
  6. Open Ham Radio Deluxe
  7. Select your mode.



Ham Radio Deluxe

DM780 PSK31 SuperBrowser

In DM780 PSK31 macros for transmit content shortcut are pre-populated.  Tags are as well...just change your name.  Menus for tags are on the left side button of the PSK31 operating window.