Category Archives: Computers

Someone Trying To Tell Me Something?

My Inverted L antenna begins its journey skyward at the base of an old oak tree.  A 600 watt remote tuner is installed there, along with multiple radials into the woods and yard.  The “L” wire comes down from a … Continue reading

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Musings on PC Clock Accuracy

As a digital mode and satellite operator, accurate time is essential.  The internet is a wonderful step forward in that Network Time Protocol (NTP) services give the potential for every PC to be accurate to within milliseconds.  Windows recognizes this … Continue reading

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Shack PC Up and Running

After the fire last Sunday, I did some testing, and found a good hunk of my 10-year old PC was gone.  The cost to repair was going to be significant, and I’d be left with the guts of an old … Continue reading

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“Emergency! There is smoke in the basement”

So I have a rule about keeping all my WB4SON Blog comments about radio.  Keeps me on topic and away from controversial subjects, which is a good thing.  In the very sad news department, my constant companion Lily, our 14-year … Continue reading

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Kickstarting Apple Boot Camp for Win7 64-bit

One thing leads to another… No good deed goes unpunished… I’ve been using a Win XP-based Asus Netbook with my Yaesu FT817 and SignaLink USB to run Ham Radio Deluxe and Joe Large’s JT65-HF program.  Despite the diminutive screen and single-core Atom CPU, the … Continue reading

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