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Re: Entering a key for WSPR map.

N6WKZ
 

Fred,

Log in, My Account, Edit (tab), WSPRnet (tab), the fill-in your "API" key.

73

Phil

N6WKZ

On 10/15/2019 1:57 PM, fred.g3srf@... wrote:
I few weeks ago when the problem of displaying the WSPR map was under discussion, someone suggested that it was possible to enter a key from Google in the "my profile" section and asked where to find "my profile" followed a short time later that he had found it.
I am still looking for "my profile" and am not even certain I am looking at the right place. Is it on the WSPRnet page or the Javascript console.

Re: #qcx QCX Firmware 1.01 released #qcx

jmh6@...
 

Hi Roy :),

I discovered that I could boot any linux OS from an SD plugged into an SD <-> USB2 adapter and boot from it. No install was necessary on the 'main' hard drive.

Knowing this, I can easily switch from one OS to another. Right now I have a pile of 10 different Linuxs of which I use occasionally 3 or 4. In earlier days some software would work with one version but not another. For example, some time ago, only Debian had its printer drivers installed correctly. So to print, I just plug in Debian.

This has led me to use the 'main' hard drive for just data. I also leave the original OS, typically windoze, intact. That way I can re-init I/O and recover from any subtle Microsoft games by just rebooting the old version of Windows.

The huge arduino software, for example, is on the 'main' hard drive. It works with any version of Linux of the right number of bits.

Avrdude seems to like 64 bit linux for whatever reason.

I can easily backup a whole linux image and its data by simply image copying that SD to a USB hard drive file. I can then copy that linux version to a brand new SD. I have real backup!! [ I have tested this and it works :) ].

Which is better you ask?? Knoppix is solid and works well especially with older hardware. AntiX does not have the 'systemd' virus as I have heard it called. Boots quickly and 'just works'.

I hope this helps answer your question??

For fun, I can plug in the Tails distribution and become more or less anonymous. I can look at what the news looks like in China. It is fun to try to log into a US banking site with tails. The bank's software thinks you are somewhere else :).

Or start some version of bitcoin. I put the huge bitcoin data files on a USB hard drive with the bitcoin software itself on an SD.

I love to play as most of us here do !!

Fun to play Linux, qrp-labs, ham radio and electronics in general!!!

Lots of fun :).

On Tue, 15 Oct 2019, Roy Appleton wrote:


So what are the fundamental differences between Knoppix and AntiX. Why do
you use both?
Roy
WA0YMH
On Tue, Oct 15, 2019, 9:33 AM <jmh6@...> wrote:

Hi Andy,

    I just got Rasp Pi running. Nice. Pretty polished.

    I think you will find Knoppix on pcs MUCH better once you
get into it.
Klaus Knopper has done a very nice job with it!!

    Right now I use Knoppix 3.4 on a VERY old machine.
    Knoppix 3.6 on many older machines.
    Knoppix 7.2 on many more recent machines.
    And the latest Knoppix runs well on EEEPC as well as on
recent PCs.

    That said: I am typing this on AntiX - 32 bit. Works well
with wsjtx,
fldigi, jscall even when all running at once. No systemd virus
:).

    Impressive to me.

    Lots of fun :).

On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, jmh6@... wrote:

>
> Hi Andy :),
>
>   I also have 2 EEE pcs. I plugged as SD into the EEE pc and
watched it boot
> the latest version of Knoppix. Worked like a charm. Even works
with Hotspot
> both plugged into USB of EEE pc and VIA WIFI.
>
>   Resizes the screen well and real stuff just works.
>
>   Just like Linux is supposed to!!!!
>
>   Lots of fun :).
>
>
>
> On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, Andy Brilleaux via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 01:22 PM, James Daldry W4JED wrote:
>>       On Linux Mint 19.2:
>>
>>       Put tarfile in my /home/jim/Aps folder
>>       Right click and select "extract here"
>>       Open G4DUDE folder, right click "library.zip" file,
select "extract
>> here"
>>       Double click G4DUDE icon
>>       Program starts and runs normally
>>
>> Exactly the same as my LM 18.3
>>
>> As for AntiX, I used to have it on the XYL's old and ancient
Asus EEE PC,
>> but it was not friendly for her ;-)
>> For old PC's, it might be better to go for Raspbian desktop
(actually it's
>> Debian  with the Raspberry Pixel desktop).
>> Runs like a rocket on that old single core 900Mhz CPU and
1Gig RAM.
>> And does all the radio bits too, like AVRDUDE and QRSS
grabbing software
>> etc.
>>
>> The PC version for x86 cpu's is here -
>> https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
>>
>> 73 de Andy
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>

Re: #qcx QCX Firmware 1.01 released #qcx

Simon Kennedy
 

I used avrdudess in Windows and it worked ok. Not sure what I did wrong in Linux (and I'm sure it's something I did).

 On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 02:39 PM, Simon Kennedy wrote:
However, when reading the fuses avrdudess reports that all three are set to 0x00 (see attached screenshot). Should I write the values that Hans has documented or have I missed something?
 

Re: 1602 LCD display bezels

tk5ep
 

Hi all.

All these bezels are all far too expensive !

DIY : https://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Bezel-Window-for-LCD-LED-Displays/.

73, Patrick

Entering a key for WSPR map.

fred.g3srf@...
 

I few weeks ago when the problem of displaying the WSPR map was under discussion, someone suggested that it was possible to enter a key from Google in the "my profile" section and asked where to find "my profile" followed a short time later that he had found it.
I am still looking for "my profile" and am not even certain I am looking at the right place. Is it on the WSPRnet page or the Javascript console.

Re: Thank You SO MUCH, Hans Summers! From KW0P #40m

Hans Summers
 

First TX here, dates 2002... a single valve (tube) crystal-controlled triode-pentode ECL82 http://hanssummers.com/cwtx and yes, polyphase receiver with Huff Puff stabilized VFO http://hanssummers.com/polyphase ... I've sometimes said my station was a love letter to Pat G3VA (SK) who wrote his Tech Topics columns in RadCom every month for over 60 years without a break. Almost all of the transmitter/receiver circuits came from TT articles. TT was a great inspiration to me. 

73 Hans G0UPL

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:33 PM Alan G4ZFQ <alan4alan@...> wrote:
> My first tx was a Gelso VFO with 2 x PL 81 in the PA

My first TX was a SSB polyphase with an EL84 final. around 40 years
before Hans' U3 RX.. I built it for top band as my FT707 did not have
it. (Although it did after some mods.)
It was the best-sounding SSB TX I had until SDR came along.

73 Alan G4ZFQ



Re: QCX Audio Problem

Hans Summers
 

Hi Lee

The QCX has plenty of gain. Probably even too much, see http://www.qrp-labs.com/qcx/qcxmods/qcxvolume 

Sensitive headphones are not required. I use old cellphone earphones and never operate my 40m QCX with the gain control at more than 10% of its travel. 

If the audio is not enough, on a QCX-40... then there are definitely problems somewhere, and I suggest start by going through the troubleshooting guides:

73 Hans G0UPL

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:25 PM Leland L. Bahr <w5drc@...> wrote:

I found out the hard way, You need good sensitive headphones.  The really cheap ones are not as sensitive as the better ones.  I found those costing around $10 and up such as real Sony for example have much more gain then the $1.00-$5.00 ones. 

Lee, w0vt

On 10/15/2019 3:13 PM, Steve MIller via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a QCX 40 and am hearing signals but must have volume turned up full.    There is a secondary problem with this which is that my ears get blasted out of existence when I transmit because of having the volume up full.   I'm not quite sure where to begin to solve this low audio problem.   Suggestions will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks  Steve N0SM

Re: QCX Audio Problem

Leland L. Bahr
 

I found out the hard way, You need good sensitive headphones.  The really cheap ones are not as sensitive as the better ones.  I found those costing around $10 and up such as real Sony for example have much more gain then the $1.00-$5.00 ones. 

Lee, w0vt

On 10/15/2019 3:13 PM, Steve MIller via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a QCX 40 and am hearing signals but must have volume turned up full.    There is a secondary problem with this which is that my ears get blasted out of existence when I transmit because of having the volume up full.   I'm not quite sure where to begin to solve this low audio problem.   Suggestions will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks  Steve N0SM

QCX Audio Problem

Steve MIller
 

I have a QCX 40 and am hearing signals but must have volume turned up full.    There is a secondary problem with this which is that my ears get blasted out of existence when I transmit because of having the volume up full.   I'm not quite sure where to begin to solve this low audio problem.   Suggestions will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks  Steve N0SM

Re: Show off your enclosure

_Dave_AD0B
 

Here is my enclosure


To get things to fit the way I wanted I moved the regulator, power connector and antenna pins to the back  of the board. 



I can put a small battery in the case but running external for now. I also have not put a switch in it.
--
73
Dave
k0mbt
Ham_Made_Keys

Re: #qcx QCX Firmware 1.01 released #qcx

James Daldry W4JED
 

Hi, Roy

Last I knew Knoppix was intended as a "live CD" operating system, and Klauss Knopper would get upset with you if you tried to install it to a hard drive. What with fast SD cards and USB thumb drives these days the "live CD" boots and runs about as fast as an old IDE hard drive. Antix has a proper installer, so it goes onto the hard drive easily, and this allows you to install software from the entire Debian Stretch tree, which is over 50 thousand packages.

Last I used Knoppix it started up with the whole Compiz bling setup - desktop cube, wobbly windows, magic lamp, smoke and fire when you closed an application, etc, etc. Fun.

73

Jim W4JED

On 10/15/19 2:10 PM, Roy Appleton wrote:
So what are the fundamental differences between Knoppix and AntiX. Why do you use both?

Roy
WA0YMH

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019, 9:33 AM <jmh6@...> wrote:

Hi Andy,

    I just got Rasp Pi running. Nice. Pretty polished.

    I think you will find Knoppix on pcs MUCH better once you get into it.
Klaus Knopper has done a very nice job with it!!

    Right now I use Knoppix 3.4 on a VERY old machine.
    Knoppix 3.6 on many older machines.
    Knoppix 7.2 on many more recent machines.
    And the latest Knoppix runs well on EEEPC as well as on recent PCs.

    That said: I am typing this on AntiX - 32 bit. Works well with wsjtx,
fldigi, jscall even when all running at once. No systemd virus :).

    Impressive to me.

    Lots of fun :).


On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, jmh6@... wrote:

>
> Hi Andy :),
>
>   I also have 2 EEE pcs. I plugged as SD into the EEE pc and watched it boot
> the latest version of Knoppix. Worked like a charm. Even works with Hotspot
> both plugged into USB of EEE pc and VIA WIFI.
>
>   Resizes the screen well and real stuff just works.
>
>   Just like Linux is supposed to!!!!
>
>   Lots of fun :).
>
>
>
> On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, Andy Brilleaux via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 01:22 PM, James Daldry W4JED wrote:
>>       On Linux Mint 19.2:
>>
>>       Put tarfile in my /home/jim/Aps folder
>>       Right click and select "extract here"
>>       Open G4DUDE folder, right click "library.zip" file, select "extract
>> here"
>>       Double click G4DUDE icon
>>       Program starts and runs normally
>>
>> Exactly the same as my LM 18.3
>>
>> As for AntiX, I used to have it on the XYL's old and ancient Asus EEE PC,
>> but it was not friendly for her ;-)
>> For old PC's, it might be better to go for Raspbian desktop (actually it's
>> Debian  with the Raspberry Pixel desktop).
>> Runs like a rocket on that old single core 900Mhz CPU and 1Gig RAM.
>> And does all the radio bits too, like AVRDUDE and QRSS grabbing software
>> etc.
>>
>> The PC version for x86 cpu's is here -
>> https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
>>
>> 73 de Andy
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>



Re: #QCX T1.01a firmware #qcx

James Daldry W4JED
 

Hi, Alan

The link I left-clicked on is the one in an email from Chopper:

http://qrp-labs.com/images/qcx/firmware/T1.01a.hex

When I clicked on it, in my Thunderbird window, an empty Firefox window opened up with the square "what do you want to do with this file" dialog box in the middle of it. Click the download box and down it comes, with the .hex extension. I suppose this might work with Outlook and IE, but why?

73

Jim W4JED

On 10/15/19 9:43 AM, Alan G4ZFQ wrote:
Use Firefox or Chrome. With Firefox, if you left-click the link,
Jim

My Firefox opens a web page.. But I can right click.

73 Alan G4ZFQ

Re: DL6OWT U3S balloon

James Zelazny jr <wtfbsyt@...>
 

Well,there she is - https://www.qsl.net/n2nxz/stella23
After today...back to the North.
Jim

Re: Thank You SO MUCH, Hans Summers! From KW0P #40m

Alan G4ZFQ
 

My first tx was a Gelso VFO with 2 x PL 81 in the PA
My first TX was a SSB polyphase with an EL84 final. around 40 years before Hans' U3 RX.. I built it for top band as my FT707 did not have it. (Although it did after some mods.)
It was the best-sounding SSB TX I had until SDR came along.

73 Alan G4ZFQ

Re: #qcx QCX Firmware 1.01 released #qcx

Roy Appleton
 

So what are the fundamental differences between Knoppix and AntiX. Why do you use both?

Roy
WA0YMH

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019, 9:33 AM <jmh6@...> wrote:

Hi Andy,

    I just got Rasp Pi running. Nice. Pretty polished.

    I think you will find Knoppix on pcs MUCH better once you get into it.
Klaus Knopper has done a very nice job with it!!

    Right now I use Knoppix 3.4 on a VERY old machine.
    Knoppix 3.6 on many older machines.
    Knoppix 7.2 on many more recent machines.
    And the latest Knoppix runs well on EEEPC as well as on recent PCs.

    That said: I am typing this on AntiX - 32 bit. Works well with wsjtx,
fldigi, jscall even when all running at once. No systemd virus :).

    Impressive to me.

    Lots of fun :).


On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, jmh6@... wrote:

>
> Hi Andy :),
>
>   I also have 2 EEE pcs. I plugged as SD into the EEE pc and watched it boot
> the latest version of Knoppix. Worked like a charm. Even works with Hotspot
> both plugged into USB of EEE pc and VIA WIFI.
>
>   Resizes the screen well and real stuff just works.
>
>   Just like Linux is supposed to!!!!
>
>   Lots of fun :).
>
>
>
> On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, Andy Brilleaux via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 01:22 PM, James Daldry W4JED wrote:
>>       On Linux Mint 19.2:
>>
>>       Put tarfile in my /home/jim/Aps folder
>>       Right click and select "extract here"
>>       Open G4DUDE folder, right click "library.zip" file, select "extract
>> here"
>>       Double click G4DUDE icon
>>       Program starts and runs normally
>>
>> Exactly the same as my LM 18.3
>>
>> As for AntiX, I used to have it on the XYL's old and ancient Asus EEE PC,
>> but it was not friendly for her ;-)
>> For old PC's, it might be better to go for Raspbian desktop (actually it's
>> Debian  with the Raspberry Pixel desktop).
>> Runs like a rocket on that old single core 900Mhz CPU and 1Gig RAM.
>> And does all the radio bits too, like AVRDUDE and QRSS grabbing software
>> etc.
>>
>> The PC version for x86 cpu's is here -
>> https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
>>
>> 73 de Andy
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>



Re: Thank You SO MUCH, Hans Summers! From KW0P #40m

Martin
 

My first tx was a Gelso VFO with 2 x PL 81 in the PA
had to adjuast the frequency during QSO as it was not very stable.

https://www.qsl.net/i0jx/geloso.html

73s
Martin
DK3UW

Re: QCX Noise

ajparent1/KB1GMX
 

I have a few adapters for my headphones that is a simple LC low pass
filter with a cutoff at about 4khz for that reason.

The values vary as I use 16ohm (koss, Teac), and 600 ohm (David Clark) headphones.

Its amazing how many commercial rigs have audio with a lot of high pitch noise.

Allison

QCX Noise

Don DeGregori
 

I discovered this, maybe known by most. Using high quality headphones meant for music is not the best for me.
If the CW signal is weak, the band noise is still there. By turning the volume way down seems to enhance the signal. And also switching to a lower quality headphones not emphasizing the highs further makes for easier copy. A similar effect can happen on big radios with an RF Attenuation button.

Don

Re: #qcx QCX Firmware 1.01 released #qcx

jmh6@...
 

Hi Andy,

I just got Rasp Pi running. Nice. Pretty polished.

I think you will find Knoppix on pcs MUCH better once you get into it. Klaus Knopper has done a very nice job with it!!

Right now I use Knoppix 3.4 on a VERY old machine.
Knoppix 3.6 on many older machines.
Knoppix 7.2 on many more recent machines.
And the latest Knoppix runs well on EEEPC as well as on recent PCs.

That said: I am typing this on AntiX - 32 bit. Works well with wsjtx, fldigi, jscall even when all running at once. No systemd virus :).

Impressive to me.

Lots of fun :).

On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, jmh6@... wrote:


Hi Andy :),

I also have 2 EEE pcs. I plugged as SD into the EEE pc and watched it boot the latest version of Knoppix. Worked like a charm. Even works with Hotspot both plugged into USB of EEE pc and VIA WIFI.

Resizes the screen well and real stuff just works.

Just like Linux is supposed to!!!!

Lots of fun :).



On Sat, 12 Oct 2019, Andy Brilleaux via Groups.Io wrote:

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 01:22 PM, James Daldry W4JED wrote:
On Linux Mint 19.2:

Put tarfile in my /home/jim/Aps folder
Right click and select "extract here"
Open G4DUDE folder, right click "library.zip" file, select "extract here"
Double click G4DUDE icon
Program starts and runs normally
Exactly the same as my LM 18.3
As for AntiX, I used to have it on the XYL's old and ancient Asus EEE PC, but it was not friendly for her ;-)
For old PC's, it might be better to go for Raspbian desktop (actually it's Debian  with the Raspberry Pixel desktop).
Runs like a rocket on that old single core 900Mhz CPU and 1Gig RAM.
And does all the radio bits too, like AVRDUDE and QRSS grabbing software etc.
The PC version for x86 cpu's is here - https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
73 de Andy

Re: 1602 LCD display bezels

N6WKZ
 

Anybody in the group willing to print some of these and the bezel, I'll buy some!

73

Phil N6WKZ

On 10/15/2019 7:02 AM, Ralph wrote:
There is also a nice 3D printed display leveling spacer by KC0DNT that goes between the display and the case or bezel. It's purpose is to account for the backside of the header so the board is truly flat when mounted.  I've printed a few for other projects and they work well.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3367429

1602 LCD Display leveling spacer





--
Ralph - WB9ICF