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[linrad] Took the bait.
Well, I'm hooked. I won a Delta 44 on Ebay this AM. Now
all I need is a dedicated machine on which to load the
Red Hat 7.3 I downloaded a few months ago, a RX front end,
crossed yagis, and some time and patience to learn Linux.
I'll have the following CPU hardware available immediately:
Tyan S1470 MB/Pentium 200/64MB RAM/5 PCI, 4 ISA
Diamond Stealth 3D 3000 PCI Video
Creative Labs SB AWE32 (ISA) for sound output
Delta 44 for baseband input....when it arrives ;-)
3COM 3C509 (ISA) Ethernet card (my house is networked)
Maxtor 5.1 GB HD (unused)
Will this fly at a reasonable speed, or will I need some
newer hardware with built-in warp drive?
RX Front end....still thinking about it.
Crossed yagis....well, I have a set of 8 M2 18XXX's in
boxes that I could stack as a set of 4 crossed pairs with
appropriate bracing, phasing, etc., rather than start from
scratch. It may be slightly imperfect and heavy, but I'd
bet that it would play better than anything I have now.
Time and patience to learn Linux....hmmmmm.
I welcome any suggestions from those who've already been
Dan KB5MY DM13nc
Ramona, CA USA