[amsat-bb] Re: Netbooks

Tim - N3TL n3tl at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 3 15:35:49 PST 2009


I read the responses from K6CDW and KB1PVH, and I agree with them. I also
have used my Acer Aspire One to Doppler-tune two Yaesu rigs (either one
FT-857 and one FT-817 or two 817s) using SatPC 32, and it works perfectly
for me. You may be aware that there are offshore sellers on eBay who offer
USB-to-Yaesu-data-plug cables that are inexpensive and work perfectly -
here, at least.

As noted, the Aspire has three USB ports. 

Best of luck with your station and a netbook!


Tim - N3TL
Athens, Ga. - EM84ha  

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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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