- Good day,
I'm currently having a problem with HamCap 1.4. I have installed it on a
new PC (WinXP Professional) and it stubbornly refuses to update its .ini
file. Change the antenna from the default dipole to 3el Yagi @ 35 feet
and next time it is launched the antenna is back to default. Also after
running "pre compute maps" shut it down and relaunch later (the same day)
and it doesn't pick up the pre computed maps. Also the check box "plot
path" won't stay unchecked. After a while it did decide to hold my QTH
Change the HamCap.ini file in Notepad and antenna selection sticks.
Also in DX Atlas 2.25 the old great circle dotted line hangs up for a few
seconds after moving the cursor to a new location resulting in two dotted
lines. I thought this was at first due to my old PC a 700MHz P3 engine
not having the power to cope but the same happens on the new 3+GHz P4.
Version 2.24 is OK.
Further to my comments about HamCap 1.4 not updating the .ini file. I can
shut it down on the PC which is left running and open it up again and hour
later and most of the time the "pre compute maps" data isn't restored and
any changes to the antenna selected are lost. This I think rules out disc
write back delays. Neither have I updated Ionoprobe data in between time.
Ref the lingering path track in DX-Atlas 2.25. For me this hasn't
occurred with prior versions. I have gone back to using 2.24.