For those interested, the few bugs I had running CW Skimmer under
Vista have all been fixed. I bit the bullet, and downgraded to XP pro
2, and all now works as advertised.
I know some have reported running under Vista without any issues, but
not in my case.
I can now start Skimmer, without first having to manually start Omni-
rig, and without first having to run another program to kick start my
All is good (except for the 100 bucks I had to pay for XP).
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, "Alex, VE3NEA" <alshovk@...>
> Hi David,
> I am not sure what causes the problem. If there is a file called
> Error(1.4.xxx).log in the CwSkimmer folder, please send me a copy.
> my programs are officially supported on Vista. Even if the programs
> this OS in most cases, there are situations like yours when they
> there is very little I can do to diagnose and fix the problem. I
> that Microsoft offers a free downgrade from Vista to XP - obviously
a lot of
> other software has difficulties running on this OS.
> 73 Alex VE3NEA
> ----- Original Message -----
> I've just downloaded the latest release of Skimmer, but now have
> problems when I try to open the program.
> I get an error message saying the program has generated errors and
> needs to shutdown. If I hit cancel it will open but cannot seem to
> Omnirig. When I go into set-up in skimmer the rig control section is
> greyed out!!
> I've uninstalled Omni-rig and installed the latest version, but
> no joy.
> If I manually open Omni-rig, before opening Skimmer it seems to
> Any ideas?? I am running this on Vista, which I suspect may be part
> my problems, but I don't recall having this issue previously when
> David, VK2NU