And what about returning to elementary machine or assembler language to
write a CW handling routine .....,
Why one takes his car to buy his patatous just 200 yards around the
De : N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com
la part de Pete Smith
Envoyé : mercredi 30 novembre 2005 13:01
À : N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com
Objet : [N1MM] How much computer is enough?
At 08:18 PM 11/29/2005, K1NQ wrote:
>BTW what speed CPU sI be using for SO2R/Winkey/ 2 sound card option
>and how much memeory?
With all the money that we spend on radios, antennas, and just stuff,
hams seem curiously unwilling to spend even minimal money on computers(I
have been just as guilty as anyone). "Boat anchor" doesn't just refer
You can now buy a Dell Dimension 3000 with 2.5 GHz processor and 256 MB
of memory (or the comparable Gateway/HP/BrandX offerings) for <$350.
Add an inexpensive 2 serial 1 parallel PCI port card and a cheap sound
card to augment the one that is probably on the motherboard, and you
have everything you need for $5 SO2R. The money you save by not buying
an external SO2R controller will cover half the cost of the computer.
If you want to use Winkey (a good solution IMO, but not one truly
required with a fast processor) add another $30-40; one Winkey can key
two radios in SO2R.
Oh, another point - Windows XP is inherently better at multi-tasking CW,
as well as other applications, than Win98SE can ever be. It will come
with that new PC. Another reason to make that minimal investment.
73, Pete N4ZR
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