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Re: New LONP Members!

John Fickler
 

Thanks Rick, I did’nt realize I had achieved the 100 contacts!  

Best regards,
John
W8VYM

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
Congratulations to new Loyal Order of the Narrow-Banded Phaseshifters (LONP) members Dimitrios, SV8LMQ 070 # 1958 from New Artaki, Evia Island, Greece who can now add LONP #410 to his list of achievements, and to John, W8VYM 070 #2581 from Eastman, Georgia who can now add LONP #411 to his list of achievements.

LONP was established 18 years ago with #001 being awarded to Jay, KA3X (now SK) on September 21, 2000.  Achieving LONP requires working 100 PSK31 QSOs with both parties being 070 members of at the time of the contact.  Less than 16% of our membership have reached this milestone!  Please join me in congratulating Dimitrios and John on becoming only the 410th and 411th members to do so.  Your certificates will be along shortly.  Well Done!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


New LONP Members!

Rick - N7WE
 

Congratulations to new Loyal Order of the Narrow-Banded Phaseshifters (LONP) members Dimitrios, SV8LMQ 070 # 1958 from New Artaki, Evia Island, Greece who can now add LONP #410 to his list of achievements, and to John, W8VYM 070 #2581 from Eastman, Georgia who can now add LONP #411 to his list of achievements.

LONP was established 18 years ago with #001 being awarded to Jay, KA3X (now SK) on September 21, 2000.  Achieving LONP requires working 100 PSK31 QSOs with both parties being 070 members of at the time of the contact.  Less than 16% of our membership have reached this milestone!  Please join me in congratulating Dimitrios and John on becoming only the 410th and 411th members to do so.  Your certificates will be along shortly.  Well Done!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


OT: Stardock inquiry

K8TOM
 

Ray,

As a longtime user of Classic Start on quite a few Win 10 DT machines I was curious about your use of Start 10.  Upon reviewing the Stardock web site I could not identify functionality that went much, if any, beyond that offered by Classic Start, which as you noted is without charge.  What additional functionality do you get with Start 10 that makes the difference for you?

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

Phil Royce
 

Just wait Brian it gets better, if your using a WIN10Pro and you only have a 1TeraBit hard drive and you go below 200G of space, the computer goes into convulsions. You will have 0 processor usage, but 100 percent hard drive usage, and nothing will open, or work.  Its Windows 10 dirty memory secret again.  So store everything except windows OS on a different drive.  Keep all your OP programs on the windows drive and all your storage, downloads, etc. on another one.  Also Searchfetch service is not your friend in this OS platform, if you have all that working correctly and the hard drive goes 100 percent constant, turn service off on Searchfetch and see it that causes it, its the WIndows AI suppose to be fixing your windows in the background.  I wish it would just clean my windows so I could see out.

73 ke4pwe


On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 8:51 PM B C <k9wis@...> wrote:
Well finally bit the bullet and updated my shack computer to windows10..OMG what a nightmare..Sure the windows install part went pretty smooth, but getting all the drivers to work with all the ham gear was a real trip..Microsoft is so helpful that they insisted that the drivers that were installed were the 'best Available' driver, despite the fact that they didnt work with any of my usb to serial cables and external sound card. Really had to dig into windows and turn off all that 'helpful' software that checks for 'signatures' in the drivers to make sure they are microsoft approved, and to turn off driver updates so once you do get the old drivers installed windows doesnt do you the favor of overwriting them with new ones that dont work. And the for the final insult I got the programs running but they couldn't hear any FT8 or PSK signals from the radio. After 2 days of searching I found out that once again, windows was doing us a favor to protect our privacy and required you to go into the control panel and grant access to any Apps that want to use the microphone input.....Ahhhhhhhhh!

Well I finally got wsjt-x and FLDigi running on my laptop with windows10...that means windows 11 is just around the corner I am sure. FLDigi has come a long way since I used it a long time ago. You can set it up to operate pretty much like HRD and still have the hundred bucks in your pocket that you didnt spend on HRD...YAY!.

I hope you guys are having a better time with technology than this old ham is..Bring back the tubes!!

Look for this feeble signal on the bands.

Brian K9WIS





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FEMA Compliant ICS NIMS Certified
FL Statewide COML Type 3, COMT Type 3
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FCC ID# KE4PWE


Re: Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

Ray Clements
 

For those of you who have spent the past 9 years using Windows 7, upgrading directly to Windows 10 can be a challenge. Those of us who followed the normal upgrade path were able to spread the transition over several generations of Windows.

I currently have three desktop computers and two laptops running Windows 10. I still keep one old desktop on Windows 7 because the motherboard has a hard drive interface on the motherboard for which there are no Windows 8 and higher drivers available, so it won't run anything other than Windows 7. I keep it to run software that has trouble running under Windows 10. Some older ham programs have difficulty running under Windows 10, but most will.

For hams, the biggest issue with Windows 10 seems to be USB to serial port adapters. The adapters that use the older Prolific chips do not work under Windows 10. The best adapters use either FTDI chips or Silicon Lab chips. I understand that Prolific has new chips that work under Windows 10, but I have not tried them, so I recommend using FTDI chips. You can get a decent adapter cable for about $15. 

I never liked the new interface that Microsoft released to replace the start menu of Windows 7. Thus, on all my Windows 10 computers, I have installed a program called Start 10 by Stardock. It costs $4.99 per computer and restores the original Windows 7 interface. It is well worth the money. If you are one who considers 5 bucks to be expensive, then you can use a free program called Classic Start Menu. 

If you need any help with the transition to Windows 10, I may be able to help. 

Ray N9RWC
r.clements@...



------ Original Message ------
Received: 10:04 PM CDT, 09/25/2018
From: "Jerry N9AVY" <n9avy@...>
To: "070Club@groups.io" <070Club@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [070Club] Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!


Got a WIN 10 machine about 3 weeks ago.  I hate it.  The WIN 10 environment sucks !  Seems it doesn’t like to send attachments and hates my Canon digital camera software.

 

I got hold of a WIN 7 machine which I have as yet to get running due to time and work. Don’t know why they keep messing with different version of WIN…  maybe it’s time to go back to DOS ?   😊   ha-ha !

 

Jerry  n9avy 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: B C
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:51 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

 

Well finally bit the bullet and updated my shack computer to windows10..OMG what a nightmare..Sure the windows install part went pretty smooth, but getting all the drivers to work with all the ham gear was a real trip..Microsoft is so helpful that they insisted that the drivers that were installed were the 'best Available' driver, despite the fact that they didnt work with any of my usb to serial cables and external sound card. Really had to dig into windows and turn off all that 'helpful' software that checks for 'signatures' in the drivers to make sure they are microsoft approved, and to turn off driver updates so once you do get the old drivers installed windows doesnt do you the favor of overwriting them with new ones that dont work. And the for the final insult I got the programs running but they couldn't hear any FT8 or PSK signals from the radio. After 2 days of searching I found out that once again, windows was doing us a favor to protect our privacy and required you to go into the control panel and grant access to any Apps that want to use the microphone input.....Ahhhhhhhhh!

 

Well I finally got wsjt-x and FLDigi running on my laptop with windows10...that means windows 11 is just around the corner I am sure. FLDigi has come a long way since I used it a long time ago. You can set it up to operate pretty much like HRD and still have the hundred bucks in your pocket that you didnt spend on HRD...YAY!.

 

I hope you guys are having a better time with technology than this old ham is..Bring back the tubes!!

 

Look for this feeble signal on the bands.

 

Brian K9WIS

 

 

 




Re: Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got a WIN 10 machine about 3 weeks ago.  I hate it.  The WIN 10 environment sucks !  Seems it doesn’t like to send attachments and hates my Canon digital camera software.

 

I got hold of a WIN 7 machine which I have as yet to get running due to time and work. Don’t know why they keep messing with different version of WIN…  maybe it’s time to go back to DOS ?   😊   ha-ha !

 

Jerry  n9avy 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: B C
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:51 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

 

Well finally bit the bullet and updated my shack computer to windows10..OMG what a nightmare..Sure the windows install part went pretty smooth, but getting all the drivers to work with all the ham gear was a real trip..Microsoft is so helpful that they insisted that the drivers that were installed were the 'best Available' driver, despite the fact that they didnt work with any of my usb to serial cables and external sound card. Really had to dig into windows and turn off all that 'helpful' software that checks for 'signatures' in the drivers to make sure they are microsoft approved, and to turn off driver updates so once you do get the old drivers installed windows doesnt do you the favor of overwriting them with new ones that dont work. And the for the final insult I got the programs running but they couldn't hear any FT8 or PSK signals from the radio. After 2 days of searching I found out that once again, windows was doing us a favor to protect our privacy and required you to go into the control panel and grant access to any Apps that want to use the microphone input.....Ahhhhhhhhh!

 

Well I finally got wsjt-x and FLDigi running on my laptop with windows10...that means windows 11 is just around the corner I am sure. FLDigi has come a long way since I used it a long time ago. You can set it up to operate pretty much like HRD and still have the hundred bucks in your pocket that you didnt spend on HRD...YAY!.

 

I hope you guys are having a better time with technology than this old ham is..Bring back the tubes!!

 

Look for this feeble signal on the bands.

 

Brian K9WIS

 

 

 


Migration to Windows 10 - OMG!

B C <k9wis@...>
 

Well finally bit the bullet and updated my shack computer to windows10..OMG what a nightmare..Sure the windows install part went pretty smooth, but getting all the drivers to work with all the ham gear was a real trip..Microsoft is so helpful that they insisted that the drivers that were installed were the 'best Available' driver, despite the fact that they didnt work with any of my usb to serial cables and external sound card. Really had to dig into windows and turn off all that 'helpful' software that checks for 'signatures' in the drivers to make sure they are microsoft approved, and to turn off driver updates so once you do get the old drivers installed windows doesnt do you the favor of overwriting them with new ones that dont work. And the for the final insult I got the programs running but they couldn't hear any FT8 or PSK signals from the radio. After 2 days of searching I found out that once again, windows was doing us a favor to protect our privacy and required you to go into the control panel and grant access to any Apps that want to use the microphone input.....Ahhhhhhhhh!

Well I finally got wsjt-x and FLDigi running on my laptop with windows10...that means windows 11 is just around the corner I am sure. FLDigi has come a long way since I used it a long time ago. You can set it up to operate pretty much like HRD and still have the hundred bucks in your pocket that you didnt spend on HRD...YAY!.

I hope you guys are having a better time with technology than this old ham is..Bring back the tubes!!

Look for this feeble signal on the bands.

Brian K9WIS


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s).

2654 Steve W1SMC

Jim, K5SP #483
Membership Director


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Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director


Re: Contact made

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

I was not on pain meds at the time.  they stopped those on me only a week after the surgery and needless to say my knee hurt really good after that.  I was taking Advil and Tylenol which only took the edge off but did help!!  So, I guess no excuse except for old age (Can I use that as one)??  hihi

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Sep 21, 2018, at 6:19 PM, Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io <hamette@...> wrote:

Dan, were you still on pain meds then? That would explain a lot! LOL!
 
Paula K7PAX #1739
 
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Morris
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 15:09
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contact made
 
haha - I know exactly what you mean.  Yeah, I’m kicking my butt for missing those two dates and actually my knee was doing pretty good by then but for some reason I had a brain fart for those two days!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
 
I live to live for Him!
 
 
 
 
On Sep 21, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
 
Well, things like knee surgery can sure get in the way.  Hope your rehab is going well and you are about back to kicking field goals barefoot!  I'll still be looking for you on 10/12 and 10/19.  And I just added you for June 6 & 7, 2019 on my calendar....If I'm still sharp enough to check my calendar next year!  

"Good morning, what was it I was supposed to remember to do today?  Oh yeah, check the To Do list.  Now where did I put that list?"


But I'm still having fun!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
 



Re: Contact made

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

lol, you might be right on the money!

A fair portion of my psk31 QSOs were made while my broken leg had me immobilized (and on pain meds).  I would like to thank everyone who put up with my fumble fingered operating during that period.

Really.  You cannot believe how much opiate pain relief messes up your brain until you’re on them for a longish period.  One day, not too bad.  One week and you feel like your brain was sucked out and replaced with wood chips.  Four weeks and you’re so messed up you barely notice that you now have a single digit IQ.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Sep 21, 2018, at 3:19 PM, Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io <hamette@...> wrote:

Dan, were you still on pain meds then? That would explain a lot! LOL!
 
Paula K7PAX #1739
 
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Morris
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 15:09
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contact made
 
haha - I know exactly what you mean.  Yeah, I’m kicking my butt for missing those two dates and actually my knee was doing pretty good by then but for some reason I had a brain fart for those two days!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
 
I live to live for Him!
 
 
 
 
On Sep 21, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:
 
Well, things like knee surgery can sure get in the way.  Hope your rehab is going well and you are about back to kicking field goals barefoot!  I'll still be looking for you on 10/12 and 10/19.  And I just added you for June 6 & 7, 2019 on my calendar....If I'm still sharp enough to check my calendar next year!  

"Good morning, what was it I was supposed to remember to do today?  Oh yeah, check the To Do list.  Now where did I put that list?"


But I'm still having fun!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
 



Re: Contact made

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Dan, were you still on pain meds then? That would explain a lot! LOL!

 

Paula K7PAX #1739

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Morris
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 15:09
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Contact made

 

haha - I know exactly what you mean.  Yeah, I’m kicking my butt for missing those two dates and actually my knee was doing pretty good by then but for some reason I had a brain fart for those two days!!!


Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

 

I live to live for Him!

 

 

 

 

On Sep 21, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

 

Well, things like knee surgery can sure get in the way.  Hope your rehab is going well and you are about back to kicking field goals barefoot!  I'll still be looking for you on 10/12 and 10/19.  And I just added you for June 6 & 7, 2019 on my calendar....If I'm still sharp enough to check my calendar next year! 

"Good morning, what was it I was supposed to remember to do today?  Oh yeah, check the To Do list.  Now where did I put that list?"


But I'm still having fun!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

 


Re: Contact made

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

haha - I know exactly what you mean.  Yeah, I’m kicking my butt for missing those two dates and actually my knee was doing pretty good by then but for some reason I had a brain fart for those two days!!!

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!




On Sep 21, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Well, things like knee surgery can sure get in the way.  Hope your rehab is going well and you are about back to kicking field goals barefoot!  I'll still be looking for you on 10/12 and 10/19.  And I just added you for June 6 & 7, 2019 on my calendar....If I'm still sharp enough to check my calendar next year! 

"Good morning, what was it I was supposed to remember to do today?  Oh yeah, check the To Do list.  Now where did I put that list?"


But I'm still having fun!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Daily Contact

Randy True
 

Calling CQ at 1500.

Randy W4RTT


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 11:47 AM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Daily Contact
 
Dan, I can get on 40 and try to work you.

Randy W4RTT


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 8:43 AM
To: 070club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Daily Contact
 
Anybody on 40 or 80 meters?  I don’t hear a thing!!  Would like to get my daily contact for today.  Thanks

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!








Re: Daily Contact

Randy True
 

Dan, I can get on 40 and try to work you.

Randy W4RTT


From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 8:43 AM
To: 070club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Daily Contact
 
Anybody on 40 or 80 meters?  I don’t hear a thing!!  Would like to get my daily contact for today.  Thanks

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!








Re: Contact made

Rick - N7WE
 

Well, things like knee surgery can sure get in the way.  Hope your rehab is going well and you are about back to kicking field goals barefoot!  I'll still be looking for you on 10/12 and 10/19.  And I just added you for June 6 & 7, 2019 on my calendar....If I'm still sharp enough to check my calendar next year! 

"Good morning, what was it I was supposed to remember to do today?  Oh yeah, check the To Do list.  Now where did I put that list?"


But I'm still having fun!

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Contact made

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Thanks Rick — Nah,  I goofed up because of my knee surgery and I missed 6 and 7 June, so I’ll need to wait until then to complete it but I will upload a log soon.  I’ve only got 4 days left to fill in:  12 and 19 Oct and then the 6 and 7 June --

Dan Morris

I live to live for Him!




On Sep 21, 2018, at 10:13 AM, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:

Dan-

Glad that you got your contact!  Yes, the propagation is pretty bad right now, but I think a lot of people are either just not getting on or have migrated to FT8 since it is so much easier when prop is poor.  I have to own that I'm in the first category.  Haven't been on as much as I should/could.  

Haven't seen you upload a log since May 27, but if you have filled all the days you needed since that last upload, by my calculations, you only need 10/20 and 10/21 to complete 366!  I've marked the calendar and will be looking for you about 0000 UTC on both those days!  


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Re: Contact made - CORRECTION !!!!

Rick - N7WE
 

Well now, I sure got that wrong!  I think the only days you need are 10/12 and 10/19.  I've corrected my notes on the calendar and will be looking for you Dan!

Stupid Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Contact made

Rick - N7WE
 

Dan-

Glad that you got your contact!  Yes, the propagation is pretty bad right now, but I think a lot of people are either just not getting on or have migrated to FT8 since it is so much easier when prop is poor.  I have to own that I'm in the first category.  Haven't been on as much as I should/could.  

Haven't seen you upload a log since May 27, but if you have filled all the days you needed since that last upload, by my calculations, you only need 10/20 and 10/21 to complete 366!  I've marked the calendar and will be looking for you about 0000 UTC on both those days!  


Rick - N7WE

070 - #1602


Contact made

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Thanks to W8CON, Ray I got my contact for today .. Wow, the bands are terrible so far!!!

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Daily Contact

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Anybody on 40 or 80 meters? I don’t hear a thing!! Would like to get my daily contact for today. Thanks

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!

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