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Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

 

He was on around 15:00 and Jerry was calling him.  Dick called back but Jerry couldn't cpy him.  He was solid 599 here in Fl so I gave him a shout but Dick didn't come back to me.  One way propagation today?

John
KC3FL


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Rick - N7WE
 

Anyone seen Dick - KC3EF/M - on the 20m waterfall this morning or got a text from him?  I haven't, but then prop looks pretty difficult in central Florida right now.  Not much on the waterfall or showing on PSK Reporter.  Hope things improve as we get on into the afternoon.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


World Amateur Radio Day

 

Best of wishes to everybody on "World Amateur Radio Day"!
Turn on those radio's! Let's all heat up the Ether Waves together!
Health, wealth & family!
Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
W6QP Trustee
070-1454
LONP # 207


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Jerry N9AVY
 

Hi Dick !

Hope y'all are having fun !

Looks like only grid I need is EM03.  Hope I can hear you.

73,  Jerry  N9AVY

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, 02:17:11 PM CDT, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:


We will be going thru EM03, EM02, and EM01 tomorrow on our way to San Antonio.  Will be starting at EM03 and then heading South.  I will send a text when we are heading out and when we hit the grid.  Worked VA7GEM from EM24, but it was like pulling teeth.  Hope the band is a little more kindly tomorrow.  Will be around 14.072 as usual.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Chimp Practice

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

No success by uninstalling and reinstalling the com port or disabling the USB power saving options. Giving up for the day.

Paula K7PAX

On Apr 17, 2021, at 11:01 AM, Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette@...> wrote:

There is only one com port assigned, com 3, and they match on pc and software, but that gave me an idea. I will try killing the com port and renewing it and see if that helps. I have also just now disabled the power-saving settings on the USB ports so I will test again now that the laptop is charged. Will report back soon.

Paula K7PAX

On Apr 17, 2021, at 9:51 AM, Dave Rowlinson <ve3zdr@...> wrote:


Did you change the usb port it was plugged into?  I have found that when I updated or accidentally changed the usb port I used on the computer,  I had to re-align things to the matching usb.. check in your windows settings what USB port is assigned to each device and make sure that the software mates those.  I have had my CAT and SC get swapped on an update and it took me longer than I want to admit to find that fault.



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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: KC3EF Spring Road Trip

Richard Rohrer
 

We will be going thru EM03, EM02, and EM01 tomorrow on our way to San Antonio.  Will be starting at EM03 and then heading South.  I will send a text when we are heading out and when we hit the grid.  Worked VA7GEM from EM24, but it was like pulling teeth.  Hope the band is a little more kindly tomorrow.  Will be around 14.072 as usual.

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Chimp Practice

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

There is only one com port assigned, com 3, and they match on pc and software, but that gave me an idea. I will try killing the com port and renewing it and see if that helps. I have also just now disabled the power-saving settings on the USB ports so I will test again now that the laptop is charged. Will report back soon.

Paula K7PAX

On Apr 17, 2021, at 9:51 AM, Dave Rowlinson <ve3zdr@...> wrote:


Did you change the usb port it was plugged into?  I have found that when I updated or accidentally changed the usb port I used on the computer,  I had to re-align things to the matching usb.. check in your windows settings what USB port is assigned to each device and make sure that the software mates those.  I have had my CAT and SC get swapped on an update and it took me longer than I want to admit to find that fault.


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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Practice

Dave Rowlinson
 

Did you change the usb port it was plugged into?  I have found that when I updated or accidentally changed the usb port I used on the computer,  I had to re-align things to the matching usb.. check in your windows settings what USB port is assigned to each device and make sure that the software mates those.  I have had my CAT and SC get swapped on an update and it took me longer than I want to admit to find that fault.

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On Sat, 17 Apr 2021 at 12:32, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:
Sorry about that my brain read 7100.  You clearly said 7000

Malcolm😀 

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 11:25 AM Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Malcolm - ic7000 does not direct connect via USB. The cat cable connects from the aux port on the rig with DB9 serial on the far end. I use a Keyspan serial to USB converter and plug into the USB port on the PC. I have used this successfully many times.

Paula K7PAX

On Apr 17, 2021, at 9:17 AM, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:


Paula not clear on connection.  I have 7100 hooked to computer usb direct. Is that what you are attempting?  I use ham radio deluxe.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:57 AM Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi guys - so I am camping and decided to practice for the Chimp Chase. Using the same laptop and IC 7000 that I used when in Lake Havasu City a couple of years ago. But this time CAT control won’t successfully connect from HRD or from WSJT-X. Probably just some dumb setting I am not thinking of, but I tried all combinations of DTR RTS and BAUD rate with no success. I have upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 since I last operated digitally, but that typically only affects sound card settings. My issue is only with CAT control. Oh, I wonder if it could be power control settings affecting the USB ports. Maybe I just answered my own question! But any suggestions are welcome, and if anyone is using HRD with an IC7000 please share your connection settings. I am using a Keyspan USB to serial adapter and installed the latest driver. The only other hint I can give is that when I lowered the BAUD rate to 4800 I did hear some clicking in the radio, so it is trying to connect on some level - if that helps.

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Paula K7PAX #1739

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Paula K7PAX #1739

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Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

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Re: Chimp Practice

malcolm heard
 

Sorry about that my brain read 7100.  You clearly said 7000

Malcolm😀 

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 11:25 AM Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Malcolm - ic7000 does not direct connect via USB. The cat cable connects from the aux port on the rig with DB9 serial on the far end. I use a Keyspan serial to USB converter and plug into the USB port on the PC. I have used this successfully many times.

Paula K7PAX

On Apr 17, 2021, at 9:17 AM, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:


Paula not clear on connection.  I have 7100 hooked to computer usb direct. Is that what you are attempting?  I use ham radio deluxe.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:57 AM Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi guys - so I am camping and decided to practice for the Chimp Chase. Using the same laptop and IC 7000 that I used when in Lake Havasu City a couple of years ago. But this time CAT control won’t successfully connect from HRD or from WSJT-X. Probably just some dumb setting I am not thinking of, but I tried all combinations of DTR RTS and BAUD rate with no success. I have upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 since I last operated digitally, but that typically only affects sound card settings. My issue is only with CAT control. Oh, I wonder if it could be power control settings affecting the USB ports. Maybe I just answered my own question! But any suggestions are welcome, and if anyone is using HRD with an IC7000 please share your connection settings. I am using a Keyspan USB to serial adapter and installed the latest driver. The only other hint I can give is that when I lowered the BAUD rate to 4800 I did hear some clicking in the radio, so it is trying to connect on some level - if that helps.

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Paula K7PAX #1739

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Leadership • Culture • Talent


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Paula K7PAX #1739

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Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: Chimp Practice

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Malcolm - ic7000 does not direct connect via USB. The cat cable connects from the aux port on the rig with DB9 serial on the far end. I use a Keyspan serial to USB converter and plug into the USB port on the PC. I have used this successfully many times.

Paula K7PAX

On Apr 17, 2021, at 9:17 AM, malcolm heard <heardmalcolm2017@...> wrote:


Paula not clear on connection.  I have 7100 hooked to computer usb direct. Is that what you are attempting?  I use ham radio deluxe.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:57 AM Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi guys - so I am camping and decided to practice for the Chimp Chase. Using the same laptop and IC 7000 that I used when in Lake Havasu City a couple of years ago. But this time CAT control won’t successfully connect from HRD or from WSJT-X. Probably just some dumb setting I am not thinking of, but I tried all combinations of DTR RTS and BAUD rate with no success. I have upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 since I last operated digitally, but that typically only affects sound card settings. My issue is only with CAT control. Oh, I wonder if it could be power control settings affecting the USB ports. Maybe I just answered my own question! But any suggestions are welcome, and if anyone is using HRD with an IC7000 please share your connection settings. I am using a Keyspan USB to serial adapter and installed the latest driver. The only other hint I can give is that when I lowered the BAUD rate to 4800 I did hear some clicking in the radio, so it is trying to connect on some level - if that helps.

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Paula K7PAX #1739

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Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


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Paula K7PAX #1739


Re: Chimp Practice

malcolm heard
 

Paula not clear on connection.  I have 7100 hooked to computer usb direct. Is that what you are attempting?  I use ham radio deluxe.  

Malcolm Ke0jbt 

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 10:57 AM Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi guys - so I am camping and decided to practice for the Chimp Chase. Using the same laptop and IC 7000 that I used when in Lake Havasu City a couple of years ago. But this time CAT control won’t successfully connect from HRD or from WSJT-X. Probably just some dumb setting I am not thinking of, but I tried all combinations of DTR RTS and BAUD rate with no success. I have upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 since I last operated digitally, but that typically only affects sound card settings. My issue is only with CAT control. Oh, I wonder if it could be power control settings affecting the USB ports. Maybe I just answered my own question! But any suggestions are welcome, and if anyone is using HRD with an IC7000 please share your connection settings. I am using a Keyspan USB to serial adapter and installed the latest driver. The only other hint I can give is that when I lowered the BAUD rate to 4800 I did hear some clicking in the radio, so it is trying to connect on some level - if that helps.

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Paula K7PAX #1739

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Malcolm Heard, M.S.
7516 South 37th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
heardmalcolm2017@...
402.202.3853

Leadership • Culture • Talent


Re: Chimp Practice

Jerry N9AVY
 

Paula:

For CAT control you need a Emoji   ha-hah !

Chimp practice is good. EmojiEmojiEmoji    Still a tad cold out here in Illinois for me.  Woke up this morning freezing felt like AC was turned on high. Brrr !

Have fun and hope to CU on 20m this weekend.

Jerry  n9avy

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:57:11 AM CDT, Paula K7PAX #1739 via groups.io <hamette@...> wrote:


Hi guys - so I am camping and decided to practice for the Chimp Chase. Using the same laptop and IC 7000 that I used when in Lake Havasu City a couple of years ago. But this time CAT control won’t successfully connect from HRD or from WSJT-X. Probably just some dumb setting I am not thinking of, but I tried all combinations of DTR RTS and BAUD rate with no success. I have upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 since I last operated digitally, but that typically only affects sound card settings. My issue is only with CAT control. Oh, I wonder if it could be power control settings affecting the USB ports. Maybe I just answered my own question! But any suggestions are welcome, and if anyone is using HRD with an IC7000 please share your connection settings. I am using a Keyspan USB to serial adapter and installed the latest driver. The only other hint I can give is that when I lowered the BAUD rate to 4800 I did hear some clicking in the radio, so it is trying to connect on some level - if that helps.

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Paula K7PAX #1739


Chimp Practice

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Hi guys - so I am camping and decided to practice for the Chimp Chase. Using the same laptop and IC 7000 that I used when in Lake Havasu City a couple of years ago. But this time CAT control won’t successfully connect from HRD or from WSJT-X. Probably just some dumb setting I am not thinking of, but I tried all combinations of DTR RTS and BAUD rate with no success. I have upgraded the laptop to Windows 10 since I last operated digitally, but that typically only affects sound card settings. My issue is only with CAT control. Oh, I wonder if it could be power control settings affecting the USB ports. Maybe I just answered my own question! But any suggestions are welcome, and if anyone is using HRD with an IC7000 please share your connection settings. I am using a Keyspan USB to serial adapter and installed the latest driver. The only other hint I can give is that when I lowered the BAUD rate to 4800 I did hear some clicking in the radio, so it is trying to connect on some level - if that helps.

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Paula K7PAX #1739


Welcome 2832

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming new member:

2832  Jason K3JSJ 04-16-21

Jim K5SP

Executive/Membership Director
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Re: LONP #447 Award to VE3RXO

John Hendry KG5OIB
 

Congrats, Cliff!
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LONP #447 Award to VE3RXO

stan W9SMR
 

Congrats to Cliff, VE3RXO, Member #2658 since 11/25/2018 of Thorold, ON, for achieving the LONP Award for 100 Member QSOs..

He achieved this level back on 11/21/2020 and will be granted LONP #447. We apologize for the delay in making this award due to ineffective endorsement notifications by the checker.

The assignment of the blank LONP #447 number to VE3RXO will eliminate the possible problem of having a blank LONP number in the listing going forward.

All LONP seekers keep the faith and keep calling. We’ll be looking for you during the May 22, 23 Endorsement Daze event.



73,

Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Noises ..

Jerry N9AVY
 

Seems like a lot of hams never read the rules.  Today I get back from shopping and hear a "whistler" on 14070 !  That's the kind of crap DXers have to put up with in DX pileups.  Band was open to Sicily so the "whistler" could have been anywhere.  But was also hearing audio (digital audio ???), not only on 14070, but also in Spanish on 7070. Looks like these frequencies are becoming a garbage dump for stations testing other modes. 

When I was an Official Observer a few years back I saw a lot of this deliberate QRM on PSK frequencies, Can only imagine it will get worse as Cycle 25 improves. 

It was nice to see that post I forwarded this morning from Feld Hel Club (FHC).  They've been pushed off frequencies by the FT group and know that some sort of band plan is needed. Meanwhle, in other areas  se a lot of "newbies" whining about when FCC is going to give them HF fone frequencies - sheesh !
<rant off>


Jerry  n9avy


Interesting note from FHC

Jerry N9AVY
 

FYI  There are still some good guys left in the hobby.

Jerry n9avy


"Note 1: For 20 meter ops, the FHC calling frequency is 14.063 and UP to 14.069. PSK31 ops are on 14.070 and the QRP club uses 14.060 as their calling frequency. We do not wish to cause interference to each other. A reminder, QRP is a power reference, not a mode. If using 14.073, be sure to avoid interference with the JT65 or FT8 area. Even though some may encroach on our segment, we need to be be the good guys!"


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

Jerry N9AVY
 

Tom, Jim, Milt, Ray and all >>>

Thanks for all your help !!!

Well , I got it fixed, but had to do some stuff I was too sure about.  Then reloaded MixW.

What I found was that I had a lot of duplicate files installed  (like lotw (1), lotw (2) and so on).  There were several files of a lot of stuff. My guess is that it was corrupting MixW and only started after I started computer.  Y'all should know I'm pretty much a "babe in the woods with computers"  and may be "an old dog who can't always learn new tricks".

Thanks again !


Jerry  n9avy

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 02:26:16 PM CDT, K8TOM <tsingle@...> wrote:


Jerry,


This can be a symptom of the presence of a "stub" of the program that failed to fully invoke but is still resident in memory.  When you attempt to start the program the OS looks and sees that the program is already running, so does nothing.

You can check this by using the Ctrl-Alt-Del key command and choosing the Task Manager.  Under the processes tab check carefully to see if a MixW stub is named.  If it is, choose to terminate that thread by selecting the bottom right button.

If that was the problem, you will now be able to start the MixW program normally.

Tom
K8TOM
815


Re: MixW3.2. won't load

K8TOM
 

Jerry,

This can be a symptom of the presence of a "stub" of the program that failed to fully invoke but is still resident in memory.  When you attempt to start the program the OS looks and sees that the program is already running, so does nothing.

You can check this by using the Ctrl-Alt-Del key command and choosing the Task Manager.  Under the processes tab check carefully to see if a MixW stub is named.  If it is, choose to terminate that thread by selecting the bottom right button.

If that was the problem, you will now be able to start the MixW program normally.

Tom
K8TOM
815

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