Bob Snyder | 22 Apr 23:50 2014
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Re: New Linux Distro Needed



I am able to use USB, Comm ports, etc. just fine with VirtualBox. Also you can create new virtual machines with the same free program. If I am not mistaken, VMware sells that capability separately.

Bob W6CP


On 04/22/2014 11:35 AM, mario-Oxq32ds7yUZhIBuXue8j6A@public.gmane.org wrote:
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Mario
N0ABZ


On 04/22/2014 01:07 PM, Bob Snyder wrote:
 

On 04/22/2014 08:48 AM, mario-Oxq32ds7yUZhIBuXue8j6A@public.gmane.org wrote:




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captcurt | 22 Apr 20:57 2014
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Finally commited to a serious Linux eval



GA Group:

KU8L Here..long-time FlDigi user as well as many mother digi apps like MMTTY, Digipan, Writelog, etc and a EME op using WSJT stuff.

I have loaded up Linux Mint 16 Petra and Wine. 

Does anyone have a success story regarding running of Logger32?  It has been my main station log for many years.  My first try at getting it to install under Wine was a failure but I will try a couple of other things.

Thanks for any direction..

Curt
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Michael Coslo | 22 Apr 19:54 2014
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Next on the Linux bucket list

I’ve got Ham Radio Deluxe, DM780, and the HRD logbook running on my Mint laptop as we speak.

So far the only real problem was getting the logbook to work with the .mdb database, but there is a wine
registry addition to fix that. 

So far, everything I’ve checked is running FB - but there is a lot of stuff in there. I won’t be able to
check the rotor, as I don’t have one.

	- 73 Mike N3LI -

Bob Snyder | 22 Apr 19:07 2014
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Re: New Linux Distro Needed



On 04/22/2014 08:48 AM, mario-Oxq32ds7yUZhIBuXue8j6A@public.gmane.org wrote:

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Mario
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Why?

Bob W6CP




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Dave B | 22 Apr 17:40 2014

Re: Fldigi document (3.21) error. [was: Opinions please]

> 2b. Re: Fldigi document (3.21) error. [was:  Opinions please]
>     Posted by: "w1hkj" w1hkj@... w1hkj
>     Date: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:39 pm ((PDT))
> 
> Yep ... dropped a hyphen somewhere along the documentation path.  It
> must have the primroses that got my attention.
> 
> Dave

:)

No worries Dave.

I see you've edited the page and it looks fine now.

I wish I could just edit back in the small spring from the head unit retaining latch 
on my IC-706.  I fixed the electrical trouble, now have a minor mechanical issue!  
:-/    Oh well.

(The shack black hole to the 5th dimension was open the other day.)

I did get the grass front and back cut over the Easter break.  So something 
constructive was done...

73.

Dave G0WBX.

Joel Black | 22 Apr 12:04 2014
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[OS X] Hidden v. Visible Files

You'd think that after almost 46 years, I'd learn to leave well enough 
alone. No... Not me.

After the discussion of hidden v. visible files for Fldigi, I decided to 
"unhide" my files on OS X.  I don't remember what the process was 
called, but it was like creating a link to the hidden folder. I think 
Dave (W1HKJ) may have mentioned it, but I cannot remember. No, I am 
*not* blaming anyone (other than myself) for this. Because my searching 
did not reveal a concise, understandable (to me) process for doing this, 
I found an app called Houdini.

After un-hiding my Fldigi folder, I went on about my business. I didn't 
test it or fiddle around with Fldigi after that - I should have.

Apparently, after I un-hid the Fldigi folder, it deleted (perhaps just 
"moved" is a better word to use) all my settings. Doh!

I have not gone back through and set things up in the hope that I can 
restore it.

First, what would be the simplest way to restore it. I'm afraid that if 
I hide it once again, it may write over what I had before I got "smart" 
and un-hid the folder.

Second, since OS X derived from Linux (I believe) and many of the 
commands are the same, what do I do to a folder to unhide it using the 
command line?

Yes, I am often told I jump in feet first where angels fear to tread. 
You're not telling me anything I haven't heard before. :)

Thanks.

73,
Joel - W4JBB

Ernest Wagner | 21 Apr 18:13 2014
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Anybody know about the folder tlfmxSAP 9.2?

The reason I asked here is because it probably was created by a
communications program of some type, but I just don't remember
installing it. Also, I am asking so I don't unintentionally re-install
it. I found the folder in my $HOME/applications folder which is not a
folder in my $PATH, so I should have been aware of it when I installed
the program.  Programs that access the folder slows the whole system to
a slow craw.

I tried opening up the folder with caja, the file manager, to get some
kind of clue, but after waiting about 10 minutes, I gave up.  I tried
deleting the folder via caja, but after about ten minutes and preparing
150,000+ files (861MB) and counting, for deletion, I gave up and
canceled it.

If I started any app that scans my home folder such as Easytag, it hangs
for hours, and is uninterruptable according to the system monitor, until
it finally responds to keystrokes/mouse buttons.

So thinking that the CLI command rm -fr tlfmxSAP\ 9.2 would be much
faster, I started it and several hours later, it finally finished
working.  The folder must have contained thousands upon thousands of
small files to take so long, although it was probably the i/o functions
that slowed the process because top and system monitor indicated "rm"
ran for only about 32 seconds.

(Bragging ON)

Also, this hardware, a Christmas gift to myself last year to replace an
HP Pavilion of 7 years that finally went belly up, is no slouch with an
I5-4200M running at 2.4 ghz and 8 Gigs of 1600 mhz DDR3 memory, with a
1TB 5400RPM SATA drive So I don't think it was the limiting factor.

(Bragging OFF)

I did a search with several different web search engines,  with nothing
found.

So, if anyone has any info on the program that might have created this
folder, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks and

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73 From Ernie D

AA1AD | CN87ug

Jim Reisert AD1C | 20 Apr 21:22 2014
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CTY-2405 Country Files - 20 April 2014

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 20 April 2014:

    http://www.country-files.com/cty-2405-20-April-2014/

For installation instructions, start at:

    http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

   http://www.country-files.com/bigcty/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below.  There is a separate link to them.

Here are the release notes:

20 April 2014 (CTY-2405)
VER20140420, Version entity is Uruguay, CX

Added/changed Callsigns/prefixes:

	* 4U0R is Vienna Intl Ctr, *4U1V
	* IY9A is African Italy, *IG9
	* DP0GVN/P is Antarctica, CE9 in CQ zone 38, ITU zone 67
	* EA1RCI/IA, EA7URJ/CPM and EA9PD/7 are all Spain, EA
	* TO6A is Guadeloupe, FG
	* FT4G is Glorioso Islands, FT/g
	* FT4E and FT4J are both Juan de Nova, Europa, FT/j
	* FT4T is Tromelin Island, FT/t
	* GB0MIW and GB2SFM are both Wales, GW
	* W4A is Alaska, KL
	* KT6V and W4YY are both US Virgin Islands, KP2
	* W1AW/PR is Puerto Rico, KP4
	* LU1XZ/H, LU5DQ/D, LU5ILA/L, LU6EVD/D, LU8IEZ/L and LW3DG/D are all Argentina, LU
	* 4U0R is Austria, OE
	* OH0J/1 is Finland, OH
	* SV9DJO/7 is Greece, SV
	* UE04YCS is European Russia, UA
	* RP69CM, RP69DK, RP69GP, RP69GR, RP69KE, RP69LK, RP69LL, RP69LS, RP69MC,
	  RP69MD, RP69MM, RP69P, RP69R and RP69YN are all Asiatic Russia, UA9
	* RP69GS and RP69SF are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
	* RP69GI, RP69NB, RP69PW and RP69UF are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
	* RP69KM is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
	* RP69SD and RP69V are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 34

Retired Callsigns/prefixes:

	* GB100ZET in Shetland and Fair Isle, *GM/s
	* 9W2RCR/6 in East Malaysia, 9M6
	* BD6KF/0 in China, BY
	* DP1POL in Antarctica, CE9
	* EA6SK/2 in Spain, EA
	* TO4YL in Martinique, FM
	* TO7CC in Reunion Island, FR
	* GB2CRU in Northern Ireland, GI
	* GB100ZET in Scotland, GM
	* GB100AB, GB100LB and GB2BGG in Wales, GW
	* HA5BA/YL in Hungary, HA
	* 5K0M in Malpelo Island, HK0/m
	* IK2SOE/N and IZ1CLA/N in Italy, I
	* W1AW/KG4 in Guantanamo Bay, KG4
	* KD6OHU and WD6DGS in Guam, KH2
	* KC4ZTF, KE6TIS, KG6JJP, KO6QT, N6CGA, N6QBK and W8WH in Hawaii, KH6
	* AE7LN, KI0HM and N1TTX in Alaska, KL
	* LU1DP/D, LU1DVE/D, LU1EDX/V, LU1JAR/J, LU1WCR/W, LU1WJY/W, LU1XA/XA,
	  LU2EK/D, LU2WA/W, LU3DXG/D, LU3VHE/V, LU3XQN/V, LU4DBT/D, LU4DGC/D, LU4WFE/W,
	  LU4WSM/W, LU5DSM/D, LU5VAI/V, LU5WSA/W, LU6DM/D, LU6DRN/D, LU6VA/V, LU6VAC/V,
	  LU6WG/W, LU7EO/D, LU8DCH/D, LU8DRA/Y, LU8DWR/D, LU8XW/XP, LU9EV/D, LW1EVO/D,
	  LW2EHD/D, LW3DFP/D, LW3DN/D, LW4DTR/D, LW4DXH/D and LW9EGQ/D in Argentina, LU
	* OH2FBX/S and OH6PA/S in Finland, OH
	* UE25AC, UE25AFG, UE25AQ, UE25TF and UE25WDW in European Russia, UA
	* R25WPW and UE25ST in Asiatic Russia, UA9
	* UT1KY/WAP in Ukraine, UR
	* VE2BZO in Canada, VE

73 - Jim AD1C

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Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. | 20 Apr 20:36 2014
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Linux Ham S



One of the most polished and developed DX Spot programs around is the Windows DX Labs spotkeeper. 

The DX Labs suite of programs is excellent as far as it goes, but their digital program was so poor compared to fldigi and mixw that used fldigi or mixw for digital modes.

But DX Labs spot collector is an amazing program.  It will show me the countries that are on the air and mark them with red if I haven't worked them.  It also tells you if you've received a QSL card from that country.  It does much more also.

Unfortunately, it was developed using tools that don't work in Linux.

But in this dreamer's mind, such a program for Linux that would integrate with fldigi and fllog and flrig would be a show super star.

A log that could display as a paper log format for the new comer, TAB goes from field to field, RETURN key enters the log entry, puts the closing time on it.

Simple enough for us old folks who remember stories told about the spark versus continuous wave wars and participated in the AM versus Single Side Band wars, and when FM started to replace AM on two meter phone.

Maybe a few tweaks of fldigi to display audio spectrum in receive to give the waterfall something to do on receive when used on phone.

Of course being able to see the waveform of a Morse signal or SSB/AM signal would put me and others in ecstasy.

Having this cross platform would be amazing.

Imagine a Linux multiplatform program that had a better logbook than DX Keeper of DX Lab with the excellence of fldigi flrig fllog in one package that would be great for the casual new or experienced (meaning "stubborn" -- "Paper log books and mechanical model 19 Teletype machines forever!")

I tried to import my DX Keeper logs into fllog but sadly the DX Keeper log doesn't export adif logs correctly.

Hopefully that issue was fixed months ago, I haven't tried again.

I still think this would be a possible dream.

David N1EA








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Joel Black | 20 Apr 13:35 2014
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[OS X] E-MU 0204 Locks Up - Help or Suggestions?

I like to use a stereo input sound card for my casual contesting. I 
*usually* just use Mac software (RUMped) in the native OS.

If I have a MARS net, I will boot via VMWare to my Win7 VM.

Because I have been having some issues with the latest version of some 
MARS software, I tried booting natively to Win7 using Boot Camp (Mac's 
dual-boot system).

While doing some tests yesterday, I noticed the computer would hang when 
trying to use sound card software with the EMU 0204. The only thing that 
resolved the "hang" was a system reboot. I seem to vaguely remember this 
happening before and decided at that time to just use the VM instead of 
going through Boot Camp. Yesterday, I tried figuring out what is going on.

One of the things I noticed upon reboot is that my wireless keyboard 
(Bluetooth) did not work. It wasn't until I turned off the EMU 0204 that 
I could pair it with the computer. That situation led me down the path 
of an input device conflict. I searched online and found that some had 
experienced issues with Logitech mice (mouses?) and the EMU02xx (the 
problem was with an internal sound card). I tried disconnecting the 
mouse and using a trackpad. This did not help. If the soundcard is 
*off*, I get no issues, but this keeps me from using any sound 
card-based software.

If I get a chance today, I will do a little more searching, but I 
thought I'd ask if anyone has encountered this previously.

I *do* have a SignaLink USB and have not yet tested with it; however, 
even if it works, it will not meet my wants of having a stereo sound 
card input (main and sub RX). So, that leads to a second question:

What stereo receive soundcard-based device is recommended by the group? 
I do not need rig-control, but I cannot seem to find a stereo receive 
sound card that doesn't have that. The device needs to be external and 
USB (or Firewire or Thunderbolt) I have looked at the Navigator (~$400 
[don't know if I need a cable or not]), the microHam DK II (~$400 + 
cable), MixW RigExpert Standard ($215 + cable). Again, I am only a 
*casual* contester trying to beat only one score - my own, but if I want 
to work split, I want to work split and be able to hear the other 
station. On the other hand, I don't want to spend $400 on a device. I 
cannot sell the EMU 0204 to help fund a new device as I do, on occasion, 
do some audio editing / dubbing from an old cassette deck.

73,
Joel - W4JBB

Charanga | 20 Apr 05:29 2014
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First PSK QSO - Thanks to everybody who has worked on FLDIGI. This is BIG fun!




I made my FIRST digital mode QSO, using PSK tonight on 20 meters.     I've been into Linux since the 90s and Computers since the 80s, but I'm a new Ham, and I really really love the extra levels of FUN in this hobby thanks to great software like FLDIGI. Thanks to everyone and 73s!  I have a big grin on my face.  

Warren/VE3WPX



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