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w8nsi Jim
May 26, 2022
In VarAC discussion forum
Initially I was unable to get VaraC to work. It was receiving but couldn't control transmit or frequency. I found that some other program had a lock on the comport. A reboot fixed it.
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w8nsi Jim
Feb 06, 2022
In VarAC discussion forum
I just had a connect with WA5YZD on 7105 and it was weird. It is like nothing I sent was being read on his end but when I sent his end was giving ACKs. Here is the transcript: === 14:18:42 - CONNECTED TO WA5YZD 14:19:54 - W8NSI> Welcome aboard de W8NSI <NAME:Jim><LOC:EN73eb><QTH:Michigan> de W8NSI 14:19:59 - WA5YZD> de WA5YZD 14:20:52 - W8NSI> Hi name is Jim qth near Grand Rapids MI 14:20:58 - WA5YZD> <NAME:Roy> <QTH:Austin Texas> <LOC:EM10cj> <R-14> 14:21:40 - W8NSI> <R+00> Looks like data thruput is rather low, sigs here are about S5-6 14:21:45 - WA5YZD> Welcome to WA5YZD VARAC, Austin, Texas 14:22:48 - W8NSI> Current temp is 21 F we have about 6 inches of snow 14:24:49 - W8NSI> I am on my 2nd cup of coffee and just thinking of getting a pot of some meat and beans chilli going 14:25:50 - WA5YZD> You can start typing a message anytime now 14:27:11 - W8NSI> de W8NSI I always make it bland but keep a bottle of Franks Red Hot handy for anyone adventurous. 14:27:37 - WA5YZD> de WA5YZD 14:28:02 - WA5YZD> RIG: My RIG is a Kenwood TS-690S Antenna is a Inverted V at 40 feet 14:29:35 - W8NSI> The local American Legion club had a chilli cook off last week. All good tasting but bland so I was glad I had my hot sauce with me. 14:29:48 - WA5YZD> de WA5YZD 14:30:16 - W8NSI> de W8NSI 14:30:57 - W8NSI> Antenn hr is a 80m loop fed with 450 ohm ham twinline and a mfj autotuner 14:31:27 - WA5YZD> Since you are not sending me anything, 14:31:45 - WA5YZD> 73's and all the best from WA5YZD in Austin Texas 14:33:25 - DISCONNECTED FROM WA5YZD === Comments? I am puzzled!
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w8nsi Jim
Jan 09, 2022
In Schedule a VarAC QSO
Tonight while posting some winlink mail, I received a pop up that a new Vara HF was available. I have not installed it yet, choosing to wait until tomorrow after I wake up. I hate doing installs just before bed time. So tomorrow I will take an adventure cruise with both a new Vara-hf 4.5.4 and a new VarAC 3.0.2. It should be exciting! 😎 73 de w8nsi Jim
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