[amsat-bb] Re: HRD Sat Tracking program - slow?

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 11 07:31:32 PDT 2009


The USB-serial interface seems to be the weak link in almost all computer-to-radio programs I've seen.  Could you tell me exactly which interface you are using with the Acer, where you bought it, and, if not plug and play, where did you get the driver?

We bought one of those little Acer notebooks but are not using it for ham radio.  I thought it was a great deal for $350 and now I'm seeing them for as low as $250.

73, Bill NZ5N

--- On Sat, 4/11/09, n3tl at bellsouth.net <n3tl at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> From: n3tl at bellsouth.net <n3tl at bellsouth.net>
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: HRD Sat Tracking program - slow?
> To: billdz.geo at yahoo.com
> Cc: "Bill Dzurilla" <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>, amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009, 7:49 AM
>  Hey Bill and all,
> I have version 4.1, I believe it's build 1895 (it's
> on another computer), and it's very plainly labeled as a
> Beta. I presumed in deciding to download it that there could
> be some issue. 
> Here, however, there have been none - at all. It opens,
> runs (including Google Earth), does everything smoothly and
> without even the slightest problem.
> As mentioned, I'm running it on an Acer Aspire One
> Netbook, which has an Atom processor and XP home edition. 
> 73 to all,
> Tim - N3TL -------------- Original message from Bill
> Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>: --------------
> > Thanks for the replies.  I have been playing with Sat
> Track all day, using a Lenovo T61 laptop running Windows XP
> Pro connected to an IC-7000, in Single Radio mode.  It
> appears that there are issues with Sat Track even with this
> OS.  Unlike with Vista, everything opens quickly and it
> never uses even close to 100% 
> > of memory.
> > However, the program immediately freezes and becomes
> non-responsive if I click on Google Earth.  More
> importantly, it sometimes becomes non-responsive when I
> click on TX, and the radio stays on transmit until I close
> the program.  Also, sometimes the frequencies get mixed up. 
> It will transmit on the downlink 
> > frequency or receive on the uplink frequency.
> > Is the Sat Track beta "technology preview"
> still buggy or am I doing something 
> > wrong?
> > 
> > 73, Bill NZ5N
> > 
> > 
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