Remote Base Intro
Please read this first, as it contains the most current updates on the system configuration as of 31 January 2013 09:20:53 hours.
It has been tested on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and 8 32 and 64 bit. It does not run on any other operating system, however we think it may run under WINE on Linux. Please report your experience with this to email@example.com.
Please do not request remote base access unless you hold at least a General Class license, have a high-speed Internet connection, your own computer running Microsoft Windows XP or Vista, or Windows 7 or 8, 32 or 64 bit, and experience downloading and configuring applications. A user with some computer experience who can follow directions will be able to install and configure the software. Our blind members will probably need some sighted assistance during the installation process unless they are skilled with their screen reading software. Due to our limited staffing situation, we cannot offer a lot of phone support, but we do have a weekly Handiham Tech Net. It is a place we can meet in a group to discuss technical issues.
The Handiham Remote Base is a complete ham radio station that can be controlled via the Internet. The W0EQO station is located near Lake George, Minnesota, at Camp Courage North, site of the Handiham Radio Camp.
Station equipment consists of a Kenwood TS-480SAT transceiver, a G5RV antenna, and LDG autotuner. The station is controlled via a Lenovo desktop computer running Windows Vista. The computer runs all the time, waiting for commands from control operators who have permission to use the station.
The Handiham Remote Base is now online for member use.
You will need the VoIP software SKYPE to use the Handiham Remote Base (HRB). SKYPE is used to send and receive audio. SKYPE must be running on your computer before you connect to the HRB.
The current control software is W4MQ software. Proceed to the W4MQ Software page for instructions.
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