Re: Kachina CAT Version 1.0 posted
Tried out version 1.0 just a few minutes ago and alls working as
advertised. However, when I try to save the frequency's that I've
added, and go to save, there isn't a file like was available in the
Beta versions, IE "default.arv".
I created one and now when I select save, I then clk on the default
file and then the "OK" highlights for use; else it stays
Congrats on your first official release (Linux and Windows) for the
Kachina 505DSP Transceiver, you should be very proud of your
--- In email@example.com, "David Freese" <w1hkj@...> wrote:
> Out of beta test. But please report any problems that you have with
> the program.
> You can also download a zipped Help directory for Windows. This
> contains all of the on-line help html files for use locally.
> Dave (hkj)
I'm happy to report that version 1.0 works on my old
iron WinME PC. Looks pretty spiffy, I might add. It's
certainly easier to change frequencies then the original.
73... Jon W1MNK
- Hello Jon (W1MNk).
Glad to hear that the program works fine on WinME. You are the first to
make that report and it is a pretty significant one in fact. The
program has been tested on Win2000, XP and 98, but not on ME before. I
believe that Kachina sold the rig with a computer that had WinME
installed so that means all of those units can use the KachinaCAT
program if they want.
Spiffy ... I guess that is a good way to describe the user interface.
My goal was to put as much on the front panel as possible without making
it cluttered. I wanted it to look clean and crisp with the controls
easy to find.
Do you use the Kachina for digital comms? It works great with the gmfsk
modem program on Linux.
73's Dave (hkj)
I haven't been on the air for ages due too job demands.
It's so tough
to make time for anything but work and family, that hobbies just fall by
I love to target shoot, but haven't been to the range in over a year!!
I'm just going
to boot strap myself back into my hobbies.
To answer your question, I have an SCS PTC-II connected to the 505DSP, but
haven't used it in a while. As a matter of fact, I have to download the
program for it, as I rebuilt this PC a year or more ago, and lost
was on it. I just got back from Best Buy where I picked up a Gateway
Dual Core PC, which will be used exclusively for Ham Radio. It has an
integrated sound card, so I'll have to see how that works out. If it doesn't
work well, I'll just add a Creative USB soundcard. Can you beleive that
the GW PC had 7 USB ports and 3 Firewire ports!! I've never done
soundcard digital before, so I'll have to get a RigBlaster. Normally I'd
an interface, but the ole eyes ain't what they used to be, and my
are a real pain (literally).
I was just looking at your Web site... gMFSK is only for Linux? If so, I
VMWare on the PC, and put on a Linux distro. I have access to several.
probably be a lot of fun. I really need to get Linux going anyways, as I
work with AIX
So again, than you for the fantastic software. I'm going to spread the
news to several
friends who also own Kachinas. It's a great rig, and really undertated
by the computer illiterate masses :-)
73... Jon W1MNK
PS Anyone have any comments on USB sound cards? Thanks.