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Re: Dm15

JoAnn Donaldson
 

Glad you found the problem and a fix. Hope to hear you on the air.

JoAnn
AB8YZ

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 05:56:23 AM CDT, Rick - N7WE <n7we1980@...> wrote:


That sounds like a tough one to chase down at 75-80 mph Dick!  Barry had it right...he thought your bug had returned.  I don't know if this will help or not, but thought I'd mention it.  I once had a magmount with the 3/8 stud mount that suddenly went bad.  Infinite SWR.  After much head scratching and disassembly of the magmount, I found the nylon shoulder washer had deformed and was shorting out.  I think your setup uses one of those shoulder washers for insulation.  I found a FireStik antenna stud mount at a truck stop and used the shoulder washer out of it.  Fixed the problem.  Hope that might help.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Barry VA7GEM
 

Kathy
TVM
Appreciated
Barry


Re: Dm15

Rick - N7WE
 

That sounds like a tough one to chase down at 75-80 mph Dick!  Barry had it right...he thought your bug had returned.  I don't know if this will help or not, but thought I'd mention it.  I once had a magmount with the 3/8 stud mount that suddenly went bad.  Infinite SWR.  After much head scratching and disassembly of the magmount, I found the nylon shoulder washer had deformed and was shorting out.  I think your setup uses one of those shoulder washers for insulation.  I found a FireStik antenna stud mount at a truck stop and used the shoulder washer out of it.  Fixed the problem.  Hope that might help.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Thank you!

Steve
W3HF


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 26, 2021 11:09 pm
Subject: [070Club] KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Attached is the updated grid schedule for the rest of the trip.
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747
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KC3EF October Road Trip Update

Richard Rohrer
 

Attached is the updated grid schedule for the rest of the trip.
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Dick - KC3EF
070 - 747


Re: Dm15

Richard Rohrer
 

Yes, the bug returned.  SWR went to infinity and my power out was about 2 watts.  We stopped and I tightened all of the connections and checked the antenna and could find nothing out of sorts.  Tried again and still SWR problem.  Had been working well when we left Las Vegas and worked a bunch of FT8 stations before the SWR went bad.  Found when we stopped I found that the SWR went back to normal.  I think there is a problem with the hamstick when it bends some at high speed, since the xyl is sailing down the highway at 75 to 80 mph, which is legal in the West.  Finally found that if I backed the antenna about a quarter turn out of the mount that it seem to solve the problem, but did not find until out of the grid.  We are in Fremont CA and will be in the Tesla plant tomorrow morning and then heading down to Paso Robalos to visit a couple of wineries.  I think we are only hitting a couple of grids tomorrow and I don't think any are needed. 

73
Dick - KC3EF  


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

Jim K5SP
 

On Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 5:45 PM, F.R. Ashley
<gdadx2@...> wrote:

I just ran the app and mine won't run Win11 either.  It gave 3 reasons with processor being the main issue.  I'll continue to run this desktop until the wheels fall off.

73 Buddy WB4M

On 10/26/2021 03:58 PM, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io wrote:
Jim
Yes all 6 boxes say CPU is not good enuf.
Barry

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

F.R. Ashley
 

I just ran the app and mine won't run Win11 either.  It gave 3 reasons with processor being the main issue.  I'll continue to run this desktop until the wheels fall off.

73 Buddy WB4M

On 10/26/2021 03:58 PM, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io wrote:
Jim
Yes all 6 boxes say CPU is not good enuf.
Barry


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

Ray Clements
 

I have a total of five desktops, including one older one now running Linux Mint. I also have three laptops. The three latest devices are capable of running Windows 11. I did have to go into the BIOS settings on two of them to enable TPM. At this point, only my newest laptop has received the upgrade. Two others are ready to go, but waiting.

Ever since Windows 8, I always hated the Windows Metro start menu. I much preferred the Windows 7 style. Thus, on all my computers, I have been using a program called Stardock Start10. The initial version was Start8. The latest version of that program is Start11. Anyway, it allows me to adapt the Windows start menu to my preferences rather than to those of Microsoft. With Start11, that means the start menu button is back at the lower left corner where I want it to be rather than towards the center. The price of Start11 is $4.99 per computer, which should be tolerable for even cheapskate hams. They have some other interface options available as well, but I just use the start menu.

As you might suspect, I have a lot of different software installed on my computers. That made finding programs on the start menu difficult. I liked keeping icons on my desktop for programs used frequently. To assist me in doing that, I used a program called Dexpot to create multiple virtual desktops for various applications: office type applications, multimedia applications, Internet applications, ham radio applications, gaming, utility programs, etc. Although one of the later versions of Windows 10 came with the ability to create virtual desktops, I preferred using Dexpot. Windows 11 is supposed to come with an improved version of multiple desktops, but I have not explored that yet as the laptop on which Windows 11 is currently installed has limited hard drive capacity and does not have the variety of applications I have installed on my primary desktop computers. When I upgrade those two desktops, I will have to decide whether to keep using Dexpot, or try the Windows 11 version. BTW; Dexpot is free. 

I have only been using Windows 11 for a few days. Since it is on my laptop, it does not get the heavy use of my primary desktops. So far I have not found any compelling reason to recommend upgrading to Windows 11 nor any reasons to recommend staying on Windows 10. For me, at least, the upgrade was seamless. I do not have any of my ham related software on the laptop, so I do not know if Windows 11 will break any of that software. I suspect it will run anything that runs under Windows 10, but only time will tell. For those programs written to run on Windows XP or Windows 7, who knows what will happen.

I also have tablets running Android. I am eagerly anticipating the ability of Windows 11 to run "some" Android apps natively. On Windows 10, I have been able to run Android apps using an Android emulator. I have used an emulator called Memu, but it is a two step process, not nearly as easy as it should be once Windows 11 includes Android functionality at some future time.   

Ray N9RWC

------ Original Message ------
Received: 02:58 PM CDT, 10/26/2021
From: " Barry VA7GEM via groups.io" <boat.anchor@...>
To: main@070Club.groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?


Jim
Yes all 6 boxes say CPU is not good enuf.
Barry


Re: Dm15

Barry VA7GEM
 

Rick
Yes I am thinking Dick's bug has returned.
Barry


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

Barry VA7GEM
 

Jim
Yes all 6 boxes say CPU is not good enuf.
Barry


2021 RC3 Championship Standings

stan W9SMR
 

It is getting really Exciting!!

The results of the Great Pumpkin 160M Sprint are in and the intense competition for Top Dawg in the 2021 Rollo Cup Contest Championship (RC3) continues, with Bob, KF3AA jumping from 3rd to 1st place. John, KC3FL retains 2nd place and Lee, N5SLY slips to 3rd place.

Evidently, Lee could not find a 160M antenna in time for this contest.

The table below shows the Top Ten finishers through all our contests to date.

 Track Bob, John and Lee below as the contests completed.

Do not count any of these skilled contesters out!! We have 2 PODXS-070 Contests on the calendar yet to be fought out. But 160M QSOs count for 3 QSO points in the upcoming Triple Play and Doubleheader 160M, 80M, 40M contests.

Lee better find a 160M antenna if he wants to win.

Hang onto you hats, it’s going to be a dazzling finish!

The Top Dawg in the Rollo Cup Contest Championship will receive a special certificate, a Rollo Dog Tag, and an Engraved Silver Revere Cup Trophy.

Check out your standing on the full 2021 RC3 Leader Board following the Great Pumpkin 160M Sprint at: 
RC3 Leaderboard

We hope you enjoy this “Race for the Rollo Cup!”

Congrats to all our Contest warriors!

73,
Stan
W9SMR - 070  #1611
PODXS 070 - PR Director


Re: Dm15

Rick - N7WE
 

I'm going to assume by now that Dick has cleared DM15 and that today the magic just didn't work on this end.  Never saw a trace for him.  Grids are slippery and hard to grab!
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Dm15

N9JCA Chris
 

Dick is calling CQ DM15 14.071
Chris N9JCA
73

On 10/26/21 4:37 PM, Rick - N7WE wrote:
Barry - Saw you calling Dick again.  But it appeared you had no contact.  I think he must have encountered some difficulties as he has always texted just before entering the grid.  Heard So Cal got a heavy storm yesterday, so maybe travel is difficult headed west from LV.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Dm15

Rick - N7WE
 

Barry - Saw you calling Dick again.  But it appeared you had no contact.  I think he must have encountered some difficulties as he has always texted just before entering the grid.  Heard So Cal got a heavy storm yesterday, so maybe travel is difficult headed west from LV.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

Jim K5SP
 

Barry is the issue the CPU.  If so, and if you can edit the registry, there are ways around that issue without upgrading your cpu.

Jim

On 10/26/2021 11:28 AM, Barry VA7GEM via groups.io wrote:
Milt
I have 6 win10 boxes in the house and not a one
capable to run win11. Good Luck.
Barry

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

N9JCA Chris
 

I have read that you need the TPM to be upgraded to 2.0
and the CPU to be a bit faster
Since I am a LINUX user I'll probably run WINE
as there are only 3/4 Programs that I need in Windows
and I just not going to upgrade just to suit Windows 11
I can run latest version of ACLog, CW Skimmer, RX Claus, TQSL
ALL in WINE no Problems

Chris N9JCA

73

On 10/26/21 4:23 PM, Jim K5SP wrote:
Have thought about it, but with my slow internet, downloading that huge file has put me off.
Jim K5SP
On 10/26/2021 10:36 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:


Has anyone upgraded to Windows 11 ?

Any problems using the digital modes software? (Not interested in FT8)

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76
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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

Barry VA7GEM
 

Milt
I have 6 win10 boxes in the house and not a one
capable to run win11. Good Luck.
Barry


Re: Windows 11 - Upgraded yet?

Jim K5SP
 

Have thought about it, but with my slow internet, downloading that huge file has put me off.

Jim K5SP

On 10/26/2021 10:36 AM, N6MG - Milt. via groups.io wrote:

Has anyone upgraded to Windows 11 ?

Any problems using the digital modes software? (Not interested in FT8)

Milt.
N6MG
070-650
LONP #76

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Jim,  K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director


Re: Dm15

Rick - N7WE
 

At 1620 UTC....anyone seen/worked Dick?  I saw Barry calling him but no answer.  Also see NQ6L from DM14 strong, but no copy on Dick so far.
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Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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