[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
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of ANTHONY JAPHA
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:46 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Netbooks
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,
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