…and their computers, of course.
HP in Real Life – Ham Radio Story is an article on their website that describes how two hams—only know as Andy and Irwin—purportedly use HP computer in their ham radio operations. It’s not very detailed, but at least it doesn’t depict ham radio operators as doddering old folks using antiquated technologies. They point to the following applications:
- Database logging of radio contacts and calculation of scores when on radio contest expeditions
- Controlling radios with automatic data exchange between the radio and the Internet to other stations in a worldwide “spotting” network to share contact opportunities and information.
- Digital signal processing and spectrum analysis using software-defined radios, special software and additional hardware.