[amsat-bb] Re: Netbooks

Dave Webb KB1PVH kb1pvh at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 14:56:17 PST 2009


 I have been using an Aspire 1 netbook, it has a  1.6G CPU with 1G RAM and has 3 USB ports.  SatPC32 runs very well controlling an Icom 910. The cost was $299. 



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-----Original Message-----
From: "ANTHONY JAPHA" <tjjapha at earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 16:45:36 
To: amsat-bb<amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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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