[na-user] NA Help

Jeff Basham W2JAB Jeff Basham W2JAB <w2jab@sonic.net>
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 21:27:31 -0700

I am working on setting up NA for our Ccub for Field Day.  We will be 
operating a 3A this year, and we may move up to a 4A if there are enough 
operators.  We will be preparing NA to run a 4 computer loop network.  The 
laptops we are using only have one serial port.

I have set up the loop network cables as described in the manual, and 
everything seems to be well, except..

When I am logging a contact on one of the computers (lets say #1, but you 
could say #3 or #4 here also), computer #2, the problem computer, logs that 
contact (You see #1's contact on the #2 logging window.)  Then something is 
very strange.  Computer #2 switches to the band and mode that #1 was on 
when it logged that contact. The other computers (#3 and #4) are fine .. 
they log #1's contact and stay on the band and mode that they are set 
to.  The same thing happens to #2, when #3 or #4 log a contact, also.  One 
more little thing, if there is more than one contact showing in the logging 
window of #2 when #1, #3 or #4 make a contact, the times of the contacts 
showing in #2's loggin window change to: . . . . , and the callsigns and 
exchanges of those contacts change to the last contact that was made.

We have tried re-installing NA on #2, we have switched around the cables, 
and switched around #2's position in the network - the same thing happens 
always.  We have done enough testing to determine that the problem is the 
computer #2.

Do you have any ideas on how to fix this strange problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
If you need more information about the problem, just ask!

Jeff Basham

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