[CQ-Contest] Computer for Contesting

Henk Remijn PA5KT pa5kt at remijn.net
Sun Feb 12 07:35:45 PST 2012


I have good experience with N1MM together with MMTTY.
N1MM is connected to the COM1 port, not MMTTY.

For a computer I have several brands. At the clubstation PI4Z we usually 
get the leftovers from other people. Nothing preferred.
I want to really recommend to use Windows 7. XP was already not bad but 
W7 is really stable.

73 Henk PA5KT

Op 10-02-2012 15:28, Timothy.Urban at wc.ey.com schreef:
> Rookie digital contester looking for a computer recommendation.
> After a modest amount of struggling have gotten my K3 up and running on a 5
> year old PC running winXP to perform basic RTTY and basic PSK31. Really
> enjoy the modes and want to compete in RTTY contests.
> Am stopped cold in attempts to integrate rig/ PC / logging. Fldigi
> inexplicably crashes every 5 minutes running Hamlib. The other PSK app
> claims I'm missing a "mixer driver" that the computer swears is there.
> MMTTY can't find com1 to poll vfo frequency even tho all the other apps
> can. Tigertronix box is neat but doesn't solve my problems.
> Should mention that I have a lot going on in my life and hate
> troubleshooting windows boxes.
> So, am thinking maybe part of the problem is my old computer w/ lots of
> other software already installed  Maybe a new laptop, dedicated to
> contesting, w windows 7, might minimize the odds of flukey extension
> conflicts etc.
> Is there a brand/model of laptop computer that has more of the right
> ports/jacks/drivers/ processing speed etc?
> Thx in advance for any recommendations
> Tim
> Urbanti at gmail.com

Henk Remijn PA5KT
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