The Finnish Amateur Radio League SRAL has installed a new Icom IC-7610 amateur radio transceiver at the remote station OH2A, located in Padasjoki. The transceiver equipment was sponsored by the Finnish amateur radio dealer Koneita.com. SRAL thanks Jyrki Nieminen OH6CS from Koneita.com for the sponsorship!
In addition to excellent reception sensitivity and transmission audio quality, the IC-7610 offers a waterfall spectrum display for remote control, which allows you to view bands in the same way as on the screen of the rig. Below is a screenshot of the Web Radio Control remote software showing the waterfall display.
Michael Fletcher OH2AUE and Mikael Nousiainen OH3BHX were responsible for updating the remote station hardware. As a part of the update, they made an effort to improve the RF environment by reducing potential sources of interference. The new rig was installed in a rack case that attenuates RF interference. Additionally, filters were added to the input power cables, and the switching power supply for the Raspberry Pi running the remote control software was replaced with a linear power supply.