Richard and Russ are the Penn and Teller of Amateur Radio podcasting.
- Doug, N6LMX, recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 3500 notebook and decided to try Linux Mint on it. For some reason, probably processor and memory, it stalled before it got started. Same with Ubuntu 9.04. However, Xubuntu 9.04 works like a charm.
- Joe, NE3R, sent an audio message about minicom. Thanks, Joe. Look for it in a future show.
- Google alert about a LHS mention in John's Blog.
- Paul in the chatroom asks about connecting a Linux machine to a shared Windows printer. Russ suggests browsing to https://localhost:631 to bring up the CUPS administration page and configuring the printer there.
- New streaming audio on the web site. New URL: https://stream.lhsinfo.org:8008, or go to https://lhsinfo.org and look for the links on the right side of the page.
- Look for Richard at the Belton HamEXPO on October 3rd. in Belton, TX. Russ will be at Ohio Linux Fest on September 25-27 in Columbus, OH.
- Welcome Bill, KA9WKA, as the newest member of the Black Sparrow Media production team. Bill will be compiling the show notes for Resonant Frequency. (And, now, LHS too. Email comments, corrections, suggestions to ka9wka at blacksparrowmedia dot com. -Ed.)
- This is the remaining portion of the interview with Bill, KA9WKA, where we discuss various amateur radio topics.
- Richard discusses programming radios using Linux
- Richard tries programming his Vertex VX-150 using Wine under Linux. The programming software installed fine, but when he tried downloading the data from the radio to the computer, he received errors, probably due to a mismatch in the serial port speed. Next, he tried programming his Icom IC-91AD. The software installed and recognized his serial port, COM1, and he was able to program the radio.
- Tim, KI6BGE, in the chatroom, says the IC2200H D-Star program works the same way.
- KB3GTN in the chatroom says he's had good luck programming his Kenwood TS480 within Linux, using his own program.
- Tim, KI6BGE, says the Icom ID800 and IC2200H use the same programming cable, but different software.
- A Ustreamer asks which Linux distributions we're using. The summary is Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, SpearMint, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and Debian.