Saturday, 24 July 2010
08:33 The position at the moment as regards getting the most from the facilities in my make shift shack. As you see from the screen shot i have MMSSTV and the PCR-1000 running on the same computer, and old pent 3 lappy. The sound into the lappy is sstv from an ic.718 tuned to 14.230 The sound out of the pcr-1000 which is tuned by the lappy is going to a the desk-top's usb sound card and it's 2+1 speaker system. I can't use 'Audacity' recording on that computer as would screw the screen grabbing of the sbs1. Shame the PCR-1000 prog doesn't allow for recording, as does the newer 1500. But as i say, this is just a lash up system until if and when i rebuild a propper shack. I used to use a mixer and digital recorder, but that, like most of my gear, is in boxes now.
Very good for broadcast listening. As you see i am tuned to 15.120 mhz am at the moment, listening to Voice Of Nigeria.
The desk-top is running sbs1 with 'Flight Display' and 'Populate' running in background, which being uploaded every minute by an auto screen grab and ftp program.
I've basically centered the sbs1 on my area, ie the Isle Of Wight. This seems the most practical, as zooming out anymore tends to clutter the screen too much with overlapping contacts.
Finally, there is the old original iBook monitoring my site to check what i am sending up/being used for serfing, blogging whatever. I bought this kit a long time back at a Ham Rally when my knowledge of computers was still at the 'Dispstick' stage. Didn't realise it was obsolete enough that i couldn't even use a Windows emulator program on it, for instance. Pre intel chip apparently. Anyway, it's ok for the web.
That's about it for now. Breakfast and get the papers and lottery ticket for tonight. 'Next year Rodney, we'll be millionares' 73.