[amsat-bb] Re: Netbooks

David Wing david at cdwing.com
Thu Dec 3 14:04:31 PST 2009

I use an Acer Netbook to run SatPc32...has worked like a champ.

There's no CD-ROM drive but if I need one I just map to one on another
machine on the home network.  There are no serial ports...I'm using the RT
Systems serial to USB converters...they work great (one for the rotator and
one for the radio).


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Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:46 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Netbooks

Hi All,
Has anyone used SatPC32 with a netbook computer?  I'd appreciate your
comments.  Which netbooks do best?  What ports do netbooks come with?

I just tried SatPC32 on AO-7 with an old Dell Inspiron 3800.  It works well
controlling 2 FT-817s in the shack.  When outside, using a charged battery,
it was very slow.  I had to restart SatPC32 a couple of times, and, as a
result, lost at least 2 QSOs with Europe.  Maybe it's time for a change.

Tnx and 73,
Tony, N2UN
LM 183
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