Getting Prepared

The Oakville ARC Field Day 2013 is gathering steam.

So far, we’ve got four of us who are showing up 🙂

Also I took an ancient Toshiba laptop to the computer guy on Kerr St. north of Speers in the same little shopping centre that houses Organic Garage and for $30 I had the computer restored to a stripped down, roaring to go state.

Installed Writelog (which costs $80 but I love because it runs RTTY so well) and N1MM (it’s free and used by a lot of contesters) and both are working really well.

If you’re on the air at all, a logging program like Writelog or N1MM can be used as a general as well as contest logger.

I’d love to say the FlexRadio 1500 works with the Toshiba but only on receive as it’s using 50% of the CPU and that’s not fast enough to transmit without any delays.

Having said that the computer guy says he’s got some pretty fast used refurbished laptops for $200. I like buying from this guy because if anything goes wrong I can bring it back to them and they’re pretty good at bringing old machines back to life.

Now if I just had a rig with a 100-watt output I’d have the whole package.

BTW YOU CAN ADD YOUR COMMENTS OR YOUR OWN POSTS ON THIS BLOG.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Field Day 2013. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s