[CQ-Contest] new hamshack computer
k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Mon Nov 21 14:57:05 EST 2022
On 11/20/2022 6:34 PM, Jamie WW3S wrote:
> If Santa was to bring you a new pc for the shack, what would you wish for?
Since about 2005, the only computers in my life have been Thinkpads. I
used them in my biz my personal life, and the shack. My XYL uses one as
her PC, and more with her computer-controlled looms. I've bought used
(off lease) and close-outs from Lenovo directly, and off-lease from
third party vendors.
My home computer is a 5 year old T570, the shack computer is an 8-year
old T540. My wife's main computer is a T450, purchased used three years
ago. To all of them, I've added RAM and replaced spinning drives with an
SSD (if they didn't come with an SSD), as well as a docking station
(which I find on ebay).
That 8-year old shack computer is quite speedy running N1MM SO2R RTTY
with a second RX window for each radio, processing incoming spots, and a
browser open with a half-dozen windows.
I love laptops for two reasons -- built-in UPS and great portability.
Except for the ones used with my XYL's looms, all use both their
built-in screens and an external monitor for additional screen space.
73, Jim K9YC
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