Re: The PC as a lab instrument

Hans Summers <Hans.Summers@...>
 

does anybody have more stories about using PCs in the
home lab?
Farhan, I don't have a PC at home at all, except an old laptop my XYL uses
for internet access. I prefer to do everything without a PC. I even built my
crazy 30m QRSS beacon project with no PC or microcontroller, see
http://www.hanssummers.com/radio/qrss/index.htm and
http://www.hanssummers.com/radio/qrss/qrv/index.htm . I sit in front of a
computer here in the office every day and somehow prefer that when I am at
home I don't have to be attached to one.

There's also the problem of the "homebrew only" law which rules my station.
So far the only exception to it is my old 5MHz oscilloscope and my DVM. Some
day I will get my Z80 computers up and running, and will be able to write
some homebrew software for QRSS and PSK31 etc.

73 Hans G0UPL
http://www.HansSummers.com

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