Thanks for the info on the beacon. I will listen for it this weekend and if I hear it I will attempt to send a position report. 28K downloads do move slow. I am in a rural farm area here. Lots of room for antennas but the internet service is poor. I would have to go to a sattelite link to get faster service!
Slow speed is not a problem though. I am very patient! I am playing with getting sound going on a few of my old laptops here using your Live Distro Client CD . Thinkpad 600, 600E and 600X- The PSKMAIL Client L:ive CD works great on the 600X but no sound on the 600 or 600E. I am doing a lot of reading and this is a fairly common problem. Linux does not identify the sound card correctly and the right driver must be selected. This is going to take me some time as before last week I had never really used Linux- I also have a few Newer Dell PC's to work with (The Live Distro for client works great on all of them) but I really want to get PSKMAil working on my laptops.
I will keep trying and I would be glad to suggest things that are not needed on the CD as soon as I try it and then understand Linux well enough to do so.
Still having fun and wanting to use PSKMAIL is helping me keep motivated enough to learn Linux. I will get it!
73 Bob WD8QLY