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Re: linux & psk31

Ernest Stracener <ds3@...>
 

KPSK when installed as an RPM (say for RedHat, SuSE, or Mandrake) is only
about 190Kb. The raw sourcecode is about 1Mb.

How much space is needed for linux....that's like asking how much power is
needed for ham radio. :) There are some distributions that fit on a single
floppy disk (Debian Ham I think fits this category) others that require 1.3Gb
or more. I would say if you have 2GB of room on your hard drive (or on a
spare hamfest harddrive that you got for $1), go for it! The tiny
distributions are likely more difficult to install, but I don't know as I've
never tried them. The mainstream RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake, and Debian have
good installation programs that makes it relatively easy for anyone to get
started.

Even if Windows is taking up the whole drive, the installation program for
most all linux distributions will non-destructively resize the Windows
partition to make room for linux. When I first started w/linux I wasn't too
keen on the idea of messing with my fragile Windows installation, but I
didn't have any problems and have come to trust the linux installation
routines. :)

There are plenty of people running linux on old 486's and even some 386's.

I've got to learn to be more brief....folks are probably dozing off and
getting drool on teh keyboard after all that...HI.

73-
Ernie
kg9ni

On Saturday 07 September 2002 01:06 am, N3DQU@aol.com wrote:

Well, don't leave us in suspenders Ernie! Just how much disk space do
you need to run Linux alongside Windows? And how big is the KPSK program?
Jay N3DQU


Re: 1st 070 Ambassador Awarded

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

Congratulations Karen on being the first recipient of the Ambassadors Award.

Chris KC8LJN

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Subject: [070] 1st 070 Ambassador Awarded


I would like to Congratulate W4GTM Karen as it was reported that you
really out did yourself by helping a fellow ham.

She has been nominated and approved to recieve the FIRST PODXS 070 Club
Ambassadors Award.

Karen worked N3MK when he was ape, asked if she could call his outfitter
es tell him he needed a new water filter.

This is what HAM radio is all about ASKING to help before someone asks,
Great Job Karen.

SteveD
N6YIH/7
Ambassador Award Manager

You can see the rules and what the award is all about on the web page or
go directly to
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Re: 1st 070 Ambassador Awarded

de2pkh@...
 

Karen, Congratulation!!!

Peter / DE2PKH


1st 070 Ambassador Awarded

spdomingue@...
 

I would like to Congratulate W4GTM Karen as it was reported that you really out did yourself by helping a fellow ham.

She has been nominated and approved to recieve the FIRST PODXS 070 Club Ambassadors Award.

Karen worked N3MK when he was ape, asked if she could call his outfitter es tell him he needed a new water filter.

This is what HAM radio is all about ASKING to help before someone asks, Great Job Karen.

SteveD
N6YIH/7
Ambassador Award Manager

You can see the rules and what the award is all about on the web page or go directly to
http://podxs.com/html/the_award.HTM


DE-xpedition still on

Steve W3HF
 

Things are progressing towards the trip on Sunday. I have managed
to successfully transmit with the laptop and '817--I still don't know
what the problem was in Florida.

I will run a demo tomorrow in the driveway, with the radio and
laptop running off of the car battery, and the antenna set up nearby,
just to make sure of everything.

I am still planning to leave my house around 12:30 local, and be on
the air by about 2:00. The exact location is still TBD, but I have
located a few parks near my entry point to the state. For county
hunters, it's New Castle County. I'll have a grid square soon.

For those of you unfamiliar with the QRP ARCI Sprint, please refer
to

http://personal.palouse.net/rfoltz/arci/psk31.htm

The contest runs from 2000z to 2400z, only on 20m. The required
exchange is Name, State/Province/Country, and either QRP ARCI
member number (if a member) or power level (if not a member).
Note that YOU do not need to be QRP to give me a contact in the
contest.

I will have another email tomorrow, with more information.

73,
Steve
W3HF


Re: linux & psk31

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 9/6/2002 8:27:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ds3@tds.net
writes:

I absolutely agree, Jay...it is an "is it worth the trouble" question.
Right

now, there is FAR more (and far more elegant) ham software for Windows
because most is created as a commercial enterprise, whereas the software
for

linux is almost all free and created as a result of contributions of
interested users--it is an advantage for linux because anyone can
contribute;

a disadvantage because it is constructed in those users' "free-time".
That'
s
were dual-booting comes into play...you can learn linux while still being
productive with Windows. The only reason I got interested in linux was to
see what it could do in the hamshack and until I got kpsk running, I only
used it for an aprs I-Gate.

I think the future holds good promise for hams & linux, simply because
we're

the kind of crowd that, as one put it "are on the leading edge of
technology

and the effort to spend as little money as possible". :)
Well, don't leave us in suspenders Ernie! Just how much disk space do you
need to run Linux alongside Windows? And how big is the KPSK program? Jay
N3DQU


Re: linux & psk31

Ernest Stracener <ds3@...>
 

I absolutely agree, Jay...it is an "is it worth the trouble" question. Right
now, there is FAR more (and far more elegant) ham software for Windows
because most is created as a commercial enterprise, whereas the software for
linux is almost all free and created as a result of contributions of
interested users--it is an advantage for linux because anyone can contribute;
a disadvantage because it is constructed in those users' "free-time". That's
were dual-booting comes into play...you can learn linux while still being
productive with Windows. The only reason I got interested in linux was to
see what it could do in the hamshack and until I got kpsk running, I only
used it for an aprs I-Gate.

I think the future holds good promise for hams & linux, simply because we're
the kind of crowd that, as one put it "are on the leading edge of technology
and the effort to spend as little money as possible". :)

73-
Ernie
kg9ni

On Friday 06 September 2002 06:55 pm, N3DQU@aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 9/6/2002 4:41:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ds3@tds.net

writes:
As a follow-up on the question "what's the advantage of linux over
windows?" that was asked the other day...

Based on the responses that Dave and I gave to that question, I guess
there is no definitive answer that isn't long winded. :) But...if
anyone is interested, I did find a site that contains quite a bit of
information about N0NB's opinion of "What Linux Offers Hams":

http://www.qsl.net/n0nb/linux/linuxintro.html

You guessed it, it is a fairly long-winded site, but has good info. It
was profiled on ARRL Web's "Surfin" column in March of this year.

73 & I hope to see you all on the waterfall,
Ernie
kg9ni
Well, I would say the length of your answers is probably due more to
the enthusiasm that the Linux user community as they thumb their noses in
the general direction of Bill Gates hi! But like the Macintosh users who
also swim against the Microsoft current, the average Windows user has to
wonder just what the advantages are if any to changing over to another OS,
and if there is enough third party software available to make it worth the
effort, etc...Jay


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LONP & APE Arrived

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Charlie K8IJ,

My LONP Cert and APE QSL card arrived today.

They both look great !! Thank You.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


APE 2002 a success!

N3DQU@...
 

My personal thanks to all who made the APE 2002 event such a great
success! The expeditionary teams did their utmost to get their traces on the
air in spite of complications, setbacks and the everpresent Murphy, and we in
turn chased those signals around the bands like they were the rarest of DX!
Everyone involved had a hand in the success of the event, from the
expeditionary teams themselves who braved the wilds of portable ops to those
of us who scanned the waterfall for their traces and posted the spots on the
reflector, so to all of you I say well done!
I would also like to give a special thanks to K8IJ, KF4FHS, W3HF and
N6YIH, whose help in the way of input made the August PSK Expedition a
reality. Without their ideas and suggestions, the month of August would've
just been another one of them average summer months!
So was it fun? Sure was! Were there lessons learned? You bet! Will we do
it again next year? Oh yeah! Here's to APE 2003!...73 de Jay N3DQU.


linux & psk31

Ernest Stracener <ds3@...>
 

As a follow-up on the question "what's the advantage of linux over
windows?" that was asked the other day...

Based on the responses that Dave and I gave to that question, I guess
there is no definitive answer that isn't long winded. :) But...if
anyone is interested, I did find a site that contains quite a bit of
information about N0NB's opinion of "What Linux Offers Hams":

http://www.qsl.net/n0nb/linux/linuxintro.html

You guessed it, it is a fairly long-winded site, but has good info. It
was profiled on ARRL Web's "Surfin" column in March of this year.

73 & I hope to see you all on the waterfall,
Ernie
kg9ni

http://1409.org/projects/kpsk


Re: linux & psk31

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 9/6/2002 4:41:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ds3@tds.net
writes:

As a follow-up on the question "what's the advantage of linux over
windows?" that was asked the other day...

Based on the responses that Dave and I gave to that question, I guess
there is no definitive answer that isn't long winded. :) But...if
anyone is interested, I did find a site that contains quite a bit of
information about N0NB's opinion of "What Linux Offers Hams":

http://www.qsl.net/n0nb/linux/linuxintro.html

You guessed it, it is a fairly long-winded site, but has good info. It
was profiled on ARRL Web's "Surfin" column in March of this year.

73 & I hope to see you all on the waterfall,
Ernie
kg9ni
Well, I would say the length of your answers is probably due more to the
enthusiasm that the Linux user community as they thumb their noses in the
general direction of Bill Gates hi! But like the Macintosh users who also
swim against the Microsoft current, the average Windows user has to wonder
just what the advantages are if any to changing over to another OS, and if
there is enough third party software available to make it worth the effort,
etc...Jay


Re: Logs for N3MK/0 APE expedition

Steve W3HF
 

27-Aug-2002 01:47:45 7 PSK31 KB8QLG 599 467 Buford
Pocatalico, wv

Hey Jay8QQ -

See, all you need to do is go canoeing in Minnesota, have your cousin
cut his finger wide open with a fishhook, fry your laptop power
supply, wade through mud up to your waist, have an otter eat your
food, and then you too can work West Virginia with your last seconds
of laptop operation!

Sounds simple enough to me ....

Your buddy,
Steve
W3HF


Logs for N3MK/0 APE expedition

Don Snider
 

Below is my PSK31 log for the N3MK/0 APE expedition. I know I lost 2
QSOs due to operator glitches so if we had a QSO, please let me know and
I'll correct the problem. Don



End date UTC RX Mode Call RSTS RSTR Name QTH


24-Aug-2002 02:43:54 14 PSK31 W4GTM 579 599 Karen Nokesvill, VA

24-Aug-2002 02:50:34 14 PSK31 W4GTM 599 599 Karen Nokesville, VA

24-Aug-2002 16:01:14 14 PSK31 K5RLE 599 579 Roy Burnet, TX

24-Aug-2002 16:07:59 14 PSK31 WM2U 599 599 Ernie Ballston Lake,
NY
24-Aug-2002 16:12:32 14 PSK31 KF4FHS 579 569 Bernie Yelm, WA

24-Aug-2002 16:28:22 14 PSK31 KU4FP 599 599 Russ James City
Co., VA
24-Aug-2002 16:45:27 14 PSK31 KJ8L 599 599 Steve Marietta, OH

24-Aug-2002 16:55:05 14 PSK31 KM5RI 599 599 Bob McAlester, OK

25-Aug-2002 22:21:03 14 PSK31 W4GTM 599 599 Karen

25-Aug-2002 22:30:23 14 PSK31 AE4AV 599 599 Mike

25-Aug-2002 22:46:05 14 PSK31 N2XTT 599 599 Peter Little Falls,
NJ
25-Aug-2002 22:50:29 14 PSK31 KM4TM 599 579 Tom Murfreesboro,
TN
25-Aug-2002 22:53:40 14 PSK31 K3PSK 599 559 Tom

25-Aug-2002 23:00:27 14 PSK31 N5RDL 599 599 Gordon Fayettevill,
AR
25-Aug-2002 23:02:57 14 PSK31 W3HF 599 599 Steve

25-Aug-2002 23:07:01 14 PSK31 WD4RBF 599 599 Marvin Powell, tn

26-Aug-2002 23:42:00 14 PSK31 K4VJT 599 599 Vickie Sadieville, KY

27-Aug-2002 00:10:34 14 PSK31 KB3FN 599 599 Lynn Harriburg ,Pa

27-Aug-2002 00:21:31 14 PSK31 N2PAQ 599 599 Frank nj

27-Aug-2002 00:40:11 14 PSK31 VA7DXR 599 599 Ron

27-Aug-2002 00:43:04 14 PSK31 N6YIH/7 599 599 Steve

27-Aug-2002 00:53:39 14 PSK31 KG4TYB/AG 599 599 Bruce Roanoke, AL

27-Aug-2002 00:59:01 14 PSK31 KH7B 599 599 Clarence Kauai, Hi

27-Aug-2002 01:08:31 14 PSK31 AA1XO 599 599 Stan

27-Aug-2002 01:15:12 14 PSK31 KF4UTD 599 599 Ed

27-Aug-2002 01:33:56 14 PSK31 W1CNY 599 599 Bob ct

27-Aug-2002 01:47:45 7 PSK31 KB8QLG 599 467 Buford Pocatalico, wv


Callsign error: M0CIZ

N3DQU@...
 

Please note that the callsign M0CIZ has been listed in error on the Alpha
List and Member Standings. The correct callsign is M0CLZ. The Alpha List and
Member Standings have been corrected...73 de Jay N3DQU.


VE$XA portable schedule

Bob Mitchell <VE4XA@...>
 

I will be in Minnesota tonight..Friday, September 6, Will be operating in the evening local time on 20 meters.
On Saturday and Sunday will be in North Dakota..Again operating 20 meters
Monday through Wednesday will be in Montana,
Then up to Possibly Alberta and Saskatchewan.

I am so far limited to 20 meters, but may be able to operate 40/80.

No other bands available at this point.

Operating will be in afternoon and evenings local times.

Will be using a Hustler mobile antenna, so signal will not be very strong.

I will have no email access for the next week.

hope to work you from N.D and Montana.

got the laptop up and running..phew!!!!

73

bob VE4XA


Re: Logs for N3MK/0 APE expedition

N3DQU@...
 

In a message dated 9/6/2002 12:02:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, w3hf@arrl.net
writes:


Hey Jay8QQ -

See, all you need to do is go canoeing in Minnesota, have your cousin
cut his finger wide open with a fishhook, fry your laptop power
supply, wade through mud up to your waist, have an otter eat your
food, and then you too can work West Virginia with your last seconds
of laptop operation!

Sounds simple enough to me ....

Your buddy,
Steve
W3HF
waka waka! 'dqu


Re: OZ/DH8LU/p

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

about where steve?

---- 070@yahoogroups.com wrote:
should have also told you he was on 20m PSK.

Sorry

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OZ/DH8LU/p

Steve W3HF
 

should have also told you he was on 20m PSK.

Sorry


OZ/DH8LU/p on EU-125

Steve W3HF
 

He is named Uwe, and he is on holiday on the island with a 30w
transceiver.

BTW, he did not announce his IOTA, but identified the island. I
looked it up in the directory.


Re: Updated PSK31 Linux software released

Steve W3HF
 

KPSK is a PSK31 digital radio communications
application designed specifically for the KDE 3.x
Linux desktop environment....
And you read it here first!

KPSK has made today's weekly ARRL Web In Brief listing:

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2002/09/05/100/?nc=1#psk31

thanks to the contribution of Ernie KG9NI.

Steve