[amsat-bb] Re: Those using a Buxcomm adaptor

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Dec 19 18:04:16 PST 2007

On Dec 19, 2007, at 2:40 AM, Stephen Thornber wrote:

> Why build a time out timer when a simple inline switch to break the  
> circuit will do?

Because he was talking about unattended operation.  I assume so anyway.

What I believe he was saying is that in unattended digital operation  
(packet, whatever) if the software dies it leaves the transmitter  
stuck on.

If the software crashes and you're sitting there watching it, you  
would just reach over and turn the radio off and restart the  
software.  No watchdog timers needed.

Logically I can only assume he was talking about not being there to  
watch it since if you're sitting there, it wouldn't be a problem at  
all.  It would only be annoying.

Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate at natetech.com

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