Getting Started–Ham Radio Page Created

My hope is to post useful material regarding ham radio on the Colorado Western Slope, particularly Ouray, Montrose, Delta, and Gunnison Counties. I’ve created a page, with quite a few subpages, which you can choose from the sidebar to the right. The info will be structured hierarchically. Also, be sure to note that there’s a ham radio category for blog posts (you are currently reading a blog post).

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5 Responses to Getting Started–Ham Radio Page Created

  1. dave says:

    Rob, here’s a second reply. I crawled through the Weatherlink software and revised the page. The Mt. Sneffels Press blog page is here, and the weather station remains here. Check it out and let me know what you think. Dave

  2. dave says:

    Rob, thanks for the info. The new version of Ambient Internet Edition runs only on XP or later—no support for earlier versions of Windows. I also have the Weatherlink software, but I haven’t seriously played with it to see what it can upload to a web site. I can redesign the web page around what Weatherlink does…just have to find and read the manual! BTW, I put the Ambient-based system back “on the air” last night and it appears to still be running. It’s at http://mtsneffelspress.com/projects/wx/.

  3. Rob McAtee says:

    Thanks for the reply Dave,
    I have both the old windows software as well as the mac. Weatherlink I believe its called. If you need it, you are more than welcome to it. I use a PC very little here in the studio. All our stuff is on Apple. When I return from the camping expedition, Ouray.. Thisledown camp ground, I will see if I can find an old laptop with XP or 2000 Pro SP3 on it. Who knows what I will dig up. Anyway, again, thanks for replying. Let me know if there is anything I can help you out with. Good chating… I will have the Kenwood on in the truck tomorrow afternoon dialed in to Montrose while the wife and I head up to the mountain.
    Take care,
    Rob
    W9RZ

  4. dave says:

    Rob, you’ve touched on a problem here. The weather software runs on an old laptop with Win 98 SE. Unfortunately the weather software is rarely up for 24 hours at a time, requiring constant effort to keep the weather station on the Internet. I finally got so frustrated I just turned it off. It’s never been stable, even though the software was originally written in the ’90s and should run fine on Win 98 SE. To keep the weather station on the air, I can take one last try—I’ll reinstall it and see if it’s stable. If it is, fine. If not, I’ll attach the station to my new Win 7 machine, for which there’s an updated version of the software. The problem is that my Win 7 machine is awake only when I’m using it, which is for a few hours every evening. It’s too big a machine (read: electricity hog) to leave on all the time. Now that you remind me, I should probably download the updated software (which won’t run on the old Win 98 SE box) and see how stable it is. Maybe I can find some old laptop somewhere with Win XP SP3. I suspect that would be far more stable. Now here’s one possibility. The software I’m running is not actually the Davis software, but rather Ambient Virtual Weather Station. Maybe I should try reconstructing the website around the Davis Software. Hmmm…..

  5. Rob McAtee says:

    Hi Dave,
    W9RZ here. I was just wondering if you were going to put your Davis Weather Wizard back on line for the winter. Used it from time to time and thought it was helpful.
    Thanks,
    Rob

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