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Re: w3hf/3

Peter Baskind <pbaskind@...>
 

This is Steve's wife. He just called from DE and said he figured out
what was wrong with his antenna.
Well, whatever he did, it seemed to help. Just worked him QRP-to-QRP. He's
up and running.

Peter/AG4KI
Memphis.


"Prefix Lookup" Shareware

ebruchac@...
 

Great program,by Russian Ham;"Prefix Lookup".
Run in background,and when you type in a dx call,it'll tell you the
country,island,ect.
Freeware,here;

http://www.netvampire.com/ham/files/PfLkInst.zip

Homepage is here;
http://www.netvampire.com/ham/,

73 de Ed N4ZUM


w3hf/3

Steve W3HF
 

Hi.

This is Steve's wife. He just called from DE and said he figured out
what was wrong with his antenna. He will tell you all later but he
wanted you to know that you can find him calling CQ @14072.

Thanks,
Peggy (theXYL)


Re: W3HF/3 Alert!!!

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

rr Chris.
I didn't see him on 30 either. Just those cursed MBO's. Hard to believe any
ham would have that little respect for the rest of the ham community.

Hey Steve, thanks for DE on 40. Guess now I gotta quit rattlin your cage...
naw.
But hopefully someday I'll get to do someone a favor.

73,
Jay - AA8QQ


W3HF/3 Alert!!!

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
Just worked Steve (2 way this time) on 40.
Going to try 30 now.
73,
Jay -- AA8QQ


Re: W3HF and DE!

brmccain <brmccain@...>
 

No sign of W3HF/3 in Pacific Northwest, either . . .

tuning up for ARCI Sprint now . . .

73 de Bruce N7XB


Re: W3HF and DE!

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

I have not seen him either

Chris KC8LJN

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Subject: [070] W3HF and DE!


... I've not seen hide nor hair of Steve in Delaware. Anyone have better
luck than me? de Ernie WM2U :)






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Linux and dreams of "distributed-PSK31"

Ernest Stracener <ds3@...>
 

An interesting distribution that I plan to try out is PeanutLinux...a
full installation that includes KDE (windows-like desktop) and more is
only 600MB....the download is only 220MB.
http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/ ....I think it has gotten pretty good
reviews, but is definitely not one of the more common distributions at
this point...would be good for those hamfest 'puters that we all get for
$5-$10 that have dinky hard-drives. :) A site that compares all of the
distributions available is: http://www.distrowatch.com/index.php

Beyond talking about distributions, one hope that I have for linux and
psk is that I can help the university's ham-club setup a psk station
accessible from the campus network so that authorized student members
can login from their dorm-rooms (even from windows machines) and psk the
night away. :) Not sure if we can do it just yet, but I think it is not
too far off into the future. If that were to be figured out, just think
of the possibilities...you have a wireless network that you've created
for your house out of hamfest junk, an old laptop that you rescued from
a university surplus sale...and you are able to psk from the deck,
poolside, easychair, dinnertable etc--all at the same time that yer kid
surfs the net or plays games on the "family computer" elsewhere! HI!
Tis a nice dream....

73-
kg9ni

n3jwj wrote:


My experience is that the best Linux distribution for 386 and 486
machines with limited memory is Slackware http://www.slackware.com/

Slackware comes with a kernel for machines with less than 8MB of
memory. Redhat and SuSE will not install on such a low memory
machine, they have become quite "Windows-like" in terms of memory and
disk requirements. But Slackware also lacks the ease of use inherent
in the X-Windows based GUI menus.


W3HF and DE!

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

... I've not seen hide nor hair of Steve in Delaware. Anyone have better luck than me? de Ernie WM2U :)


Re: Re. Linux

 

My experience is that the best Linux distribution for 386 and 486
machines with limited memory is Slackware http://www.slackware.com/

Slackware comes with a kernel for machines with less than 8MB of
memory. Redhat and SuSE will not install on such a low memory
machine, they have become quite "Windows-like" in terms of memory and
disk requirements. But Slackware also lacks the ease of use inherent
in the X-Windows based GUI menus.

I have installed several Slackware servers on junkbox 486 machines to
be web servers and routers. Webmin http://www.webmin.com/ allows
them to be administered from webservers running on other PC's. (Plan
on at least 16MB of memory to run webmin.)

I will be glad to burn Slackware 8.1 onto a CD and send it to anyone
who wants to try it.

Darrell Frappier N3JWJ Detroit MI
(If I still lived in Delaware I could be very popular on PSK-31.)

--- In 070@y..., David Kjellquist <dave@k...> wrote:
Checkout http://www.linux-laptop.net There maybe
some data there on your old laptops. Also, be careful
of the modern Linux distributions even Linux
(particularly with X windows window managers) has been
tainted with s/w bloat. I know RH a while back gave up
on operating on less than 32M (if memory serves) RAM.
I don't want to discourage from trying Linux but there
are limits to the Linux magic. Linux is very
efficient with CPU power but graphics is graphics and
it does use up CPU/RAM quickly. I have copies of many
older versions so if it gets to that I can supply you
with CD's also.

You mentioned that Linux can work in some 386
computers. I have two
old 386 notebook computers that I dont hardly use
anymore because they wont
run Win-95 or better. Will they run Linux? It
would be nice to have a
truly portable PSK station.
73 de W7LD / JACK / LUCKY DOG


Re: W3HF and DE!

AA8QQJMauch@...
 

Hi All,
I heard him hr in OH 229. took several trys. He heard me 599 but I only
found that out by calling him on his cell phone. Not good enough for a two
way qso. Will try later.

BTW, Chris, he told me he heard you also 599 when we were talking.

73, Jay - AA8QQ


Re: Honduras

Karen Russo <w4gtm@...>
 

Hey and I saw Jay AA8QQ working him after me!
(about 50% copy on Jay)


Rene HR1RMG is on 10 meter now. I see Karen W4GTM is
working him.

Chris KC8LJN


Honduras

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

Rene HR1RMG is on 10 meter now. I see Karen W4GTM is working him.

Chris KC8LJN


Re: Re. Linux

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hi Jack,
I am not sure where I mentioned that Linux etc...... I have never used
Linux. Not that I have anything against it, just not had time. I do give
links on my web site to Linux software but that is in response to Linux
users requesting this. Hope to cu on PSK, 73 Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: "JACK WEST" <w7ld@olypen.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 10:22 PM
Subject: [070] Re. Linux


Hi Ernie,
You mentioned that Linux can work in some 386 computers. I have
two
old 386 notebook computers that I dont hardly use anymore because they
wont
run Win-95 or better. Will they run Linux? It would be nice to have a
truly portable PSK station.
73 de W7LD / JACK / LUCKY DOG




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Re: Re. Linux

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

Jack;
Checkout http://www.linux-laptop.net There maybe
some data there on your old laptops. Also, be careful
of the modern Linux distributions even Linux
(particularly with X windows window managers) has been
tainted with s/w bloat. I know RH a while back gave up
on operating on less than 32M (if memory serves) RAM.
I don't want to discourage from trying Linux but there
are limits to the Linux magic. Linux is very
efficient with CPU power but graphics is graphics and
it does use up CPU/RAM quickly. I have copies of many
older versions so if it gets to that I can supply you
with CD's also.

---- 070@yahoogroups.com wrote:
Hi Ernie,
You mentioned that Linux can work in some 386
computers. I have two
old 386 notebook computers that I dont hardly use
anymore because they wont
run Win-95 or better. Will they run Linux? It
would be nice to have a
truly portable PSK station.
73 de W7LD / JACK / LUCKY DOG



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Re: W3HF and DE!

Stephen Prior <smprior@...>
 

just worked steve in arci contest
n3uyi
sTEVE

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... I've not seen hide nor hair of Steve in Delaware. Anyone have better
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Re: Re. 070 Linux & KPSK

Ernest Stracener <ds3@...>
 

Thanks for the encouragement, Jack. That's the nice thing about linux...the
license allows anyone to give copies away for free or for a nominal
reproduction charge....I just want to cover postage, in case 300 "070-ers"
jump into the pool at the same time! HI! I'll try to help anyone by email
that dares to try it....I'm no guru though, just having fun with new stuff
(and I have three big-honkin books that I have been wearing the covers off as
I encounter more and more new stuff). :) There are certainly problems that
people will encounter that I won't be able to help with...but linux nuts are
like hams (many are hams, actually)...they'll bend over backwards to help
someone that wants to learn.

RE: 386's laptops, linux, and psk. As I type, I am installing a precursor to
linux --called Minix--on an old Compaq 286LTE! (640Kb RAM, 40Mb HD) It won't
be able to psk though...it has no use to me right now, but it might become a
portable logger someday. For a 386, you could load linux on it (not sure
what distribution,though), but it would probably need to be a completely
command-line interface...e.g. white text on a black background or a very
simple (ncurses) graphical interface...it probably wouldn't be pretty.

However, there IS a very simple PSK program for linux (lpsk31) that would run
in this kind of environment...I haven't tried it, but it could be an
interesting experiment, especially on a boatanchor laptop. I found mention
of linpsk31 at the http://radio.linux.org.au site....the manual is at:
http://leonardo.spidernet.net/Copernicus/22420/lpsk31/lpsk31.html.

There is a site dedicated to linux on laptops of all kinds:
http://www.linux-laptop.net/

Could be kind of fun.... :)

73-
Ernie
kg9ni

On Saturday 07 September 2002 08:52 pm, JACK WEST wrote:
Ernie,
How very big of you to offer free-bee copies of the Linux OS system to
those who want it. I often thought I would like to TRY it, but I never
had the guts to install it.
I have Mandrake 7.2 Linux and I have read the installation docs. It
sounds do-able to me, but for serious software changes like this, it is
best to have someone to buddy with to solve the questions that come up.
I applaud you, Ernie, for pushing the Linux OS and the KPSK program.
After all, aren't we hams supposed to be experimenters and developers
besides operators? Thanks for keeping the sprit. Keep kicking me and
maybe I will try it too.
W7LD / JACK / LUCKY DOG




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DE-xpedition, final plans

Steve W3HF
 

The equipment has been checked out, the car is packed, and almost
everything is ready for the trip. Only things left are to grab some
food (cold drinks and stuff for dinner) on my way out the door
tomorrow.

For anyone that wants to find me on a map, you can look up
Concord Hills or Brandywine DE on Mapquest.com. I'll be at one of
the parks in that area. Grid square is FM29.

Unless propagation is awful, I'll plan on rotating through the bands
early on as I had suggested earlier:

20m from 0-15 after the hour
30m from 15-30 after
40m from 30-45 after
15m from 45-60 after

If there's nothing on the scheduled band, I may move on to the next
a bit early.

I hope to be there by 1800z. From 2000z to 2400z is the QRP ARCI
contest, so I will be on 20m only at that time. I encourage you to
give me a call then, even if I've worked you before, just to get the
contest QSO. Remember the contest exchange:
State/Province/Country, Name, and either ARCI member number or
your power level.

If I don't get thrown out of the park at 2400z, I will try to get back on
30m and 40m for one last time before leaving. I will probably pack
up not later than 0030z.

If anyone has any last-minute comments, requests, or suggestions,
please let me know. I will be checking my email again tomorrow
before leaving.

And if anyone has any last-SECOND issues, I will have a cell phone
with me. The number is 610-322-0653.

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re. Linux

JACK WEST <w7ld@...>
 

Hi Ernie,
You mentioned that Linux can work in some 386 computers. I have two
old 386 notebook computers that I dont hardly use anymore because they wont
run Win-95 or better. Will they run Linux? It would be nice to have a
truly portable PSK station.
73 de W7LD / JACK / LUCKY DOG


Re. 070 Linux & KPSK

JACK WEST <w7ld@...>
 

Ernie,
How very big of you to offer free-bee copies of the Linux OS system to
those who want it. I often thought I would like to TRY it, but I never had
the guts to install it.
I have Mandrake 7.2 Linux and I have read the installation docs. It sounds
do-able to me, but for serious software changes like this, it is best to
have someone to buddy with to solve the questions that come up.
I applaud you, Ernie, for pushing the Linux OS and the KPSK program.
After all, aren't we hams supposed to be experimenters and developers
besides operators? Thanks for keeping the sprit. Keep kicking me and
maybe I will try it too.
W7LD / JACK / LUCKY DOG