591Faros: I'm Impressed, so I bought it! But I have a question.
- Jan 11, 2008Hi All..
Firstly, I'm not easily impressed by things, but Faros has realy got
my attention, so much so I've paid to register it. Well done Alex,
an excelent piece of work...
A question though, in relation to Faros V1.2
Could you in the next maintenance release (if you do such things)
provide the means to specify the history change timing, to values
other than multiples of 3 mnutes...? (Any value >= 3 perhaps?)
This is because I've noticed that when Faros saves it's history
as .gif's, it fails to monitor whatever beacon it's got "active" in
the beacon/band list at that time.
I guess formatting the files and writing to disk takes just too much
processor time or something. Anyway, as it is at the moment, it's
always the same beacon/band combination that get's hit. It'd be nice
to let the gaps move arround a bit ;-)
Oh yes, this is running on a Win2k PC, with a P3/666MHz cpu, and
Creative PCI souncard. A Dell Optiplex GX110, with 390Meg of RAM.
If you think it'll help, I'll stuff more RAM in the thing. (It's
the fastet "spare" PC I have with a suitable sound system!) The
intention is to dedicate this PC to Faros, so it's not going to do
much if anything else.
At the moment, other than the above, it's all working very well, with
my TS-870, but I still intend to interface OmniRig to the old Icom IC-
R70, and active antenna, as that always hears the beacons better than
the 870 when it's not using the ATU.
When that is all settled, I'll arrange for the history images to be
available via a website like several others, for the greater good of
73, and Thank you again Alex, for a truly excelent piece of
programming. I salute you.
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