[RTTY] Motherboard Recommendation
nealk3nc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 06:53:14 PDT 2010
I build and sell systems as part of my livelihood (albeit for SDR radios)
and have used the MSI 790XT-G45 AMD board in several custom builds. AMD is
the best value by far on the computing front and this board has great
features, plus is very reliable and forgiving of setup issues.
Abroham Neal Software
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On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Jim W7RY <jimw7ry at gmail.com> wrote:
> I disagree....
> Poor comparison.
> We (amateur radio operators) use RS-232 for very specialized applications.
> RS-232 is still widely used in controls an automation and small amount of
> data transfer.
> Cassette tapes are driven by consumers. Were not really in the consumer
> realm. If we were, there would be no CW or RTTY.... "Who would ever use
> such antiquated modes of communications"?
> Jim W7RY
> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:47 AM, pcooper <pcooper at guernsey.net> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Well, looks as though my route has stirred up some replies! Good!
> > Yes, Bill W6WRT is correct in his statement, that route does work, and
> > doesn't cost much to implement.
> > And Glenn VA3DX is also correct in many ways. Sadly, WF1B is now too
> > outdated to continue using, but it can and does do the job of working DX.
> > used to use it with MMTTY as the decoder, which worked really well.
> > However, if you want to cut down on all that cabling, then the MKII is a
> > great way to go. Not only that, it offers many advantages too, such as
> > able to send CW and FSK directly from the built-in memories. It also has
> > built-in soundcard that is designed for radio work, and appears (to me)
> > be far superior to any Soundblaster or on-board cards I have used in the
> > past.
> > Part of my rationale for going the MKII path was to cut down on the
> > of cables going between the PC and radio, as not only is it neater, but
> > significantly reduces the chance of stray RF being picked up from the
> > My other thought was that sooner or later, COM ports will become a thing
> > the past (spare slots to insert cards are also becoming rare now), and I
> > wanted to "future-proof" my setup.
> > I guess it is all down to personal choice, and Doug W4OX did ask for
> > thoughts about what to do, so that was my input!
> > 73 all, and I hope to catch you in the DL-DX this weekend
> > Phil GU0SUP
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