Friday, May 30, 2014

some new beacons

VK1RSB   Canberra
144.410     On-air, temporary vertical antenna  (FSK)
432.410     constructed , awaiting installation   (FSK)
1296.410   constructed , awaiting installation   (direct CW)
Dual "big wheels" horizontal antennas planned will be used for all 3 x bands.
VK2RSF   Nimmitabel
144.414    On-air
432.414    On-air
1296.414  planned 

of most interest to me is the  23cm beacons, these will be good for test references from Sydney.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Linux updates and WSJT

I updated my Linux boxes, Debian 7.3 to 7.4, Fedora 18 to 20, Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS and Centos in 6.5 final. 

Cant go to Centos 7 as they only releasing a 64bit version, will get a 64bit box when the 32 bit server dies. 

Wondering what new adventures lay ahead trying to get WSJT and WSPR compiled and running on these latest Linux releases ...... mmmmmm

I did download the latest offering of WSJT from John Nagotch, to suit Ubuntu 14.05 "Trusty",
WSJT 9.7 r3639,  John kindly compiles different versions of WSJT and WSJTX for various releases of Ubuntu, which makes for a quick download and install for those not in a position to compile WSJT/WSJTX for Ubuntu,  you can obtain them from  this URL

 It installed fine, runs fine, but the audio interfaces that were compiled into this binary dont work with my Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook,  so its back to downloading from berlios repository and try again to compile it myself, although, I will try the qmake-qt4 as this seemed to be the new path for doing a make, using the development suite from  as mentioned in the WSJT Development forum discussions.