16 Apr 2014

PC turned off WSPR - again

Yet again, the afternoon appeared very quiet on WSPR until I realised my main shack PC had decided to close the WSPR program yet again.  I have only just turned it back on again and am seeing W4 and PY in the logs. I thought it very odd not to be seeing any USA transatlantic reports: it helps if the program is actually running!

The turning off seems to be a bi-product of Windows 8.1 as this never occurred with my old XP machine. It is not a major issue.

Station seen since restarting the software:

1602 -16 -1.4  28.126026  0 WB4KLJ FM18 33
1602  -5 -0.8  28.126066  0 PY5EJ GG54 40
1604  -3 -0.8  28.126096  0 WA9JWL EN70 37
1606 -11  0.5  28.126161  1 K3NAL FM18 37
1610 -18 -0.8  28.126080  0 CX2ABP GF15 37
1614  -3 -0.8  28.126065  0 PY5EJ GG54 40
1624 -17 -0.5  28.126079  0 CX2ABP GF15 37
1624 -21 -0.7  28.126089  0 KZ8C EM88 37
1628 -26 -0.5  28.126003  0 PY2RN GG66 30

4 comments:

Steve W said...

Windows 8 Yuk!

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Roger G3XBM said...

Windows 8.1 seems to do a good job generally Steve. I am sure a lot of my issues are a lack of familiarity.

Steve W said...
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Steve W said...

Nope! Sorry Roger, its got lots of incompatabilty problems with older programs and hardware. So I went for a Dualboot system with Unbuntu Linux and Windows 7 32 bit.. I now have the best of all worlds, but I still keep an XP system for Ham stuff too...

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