Hello to all,
I tried over the weekend to hear the server on 30 meters in SE Michigan and had no luck. I guess the distances were too great for the power and band conditions. I will try over the next few days on 20 meters and if I hear the beacon I will try to send a position report and see if I get an "acknowledgement" back.
I am in the process of downloading and installing Mandriva 2007 on an old Thinkpad 600E laptop to try and learn Linux . I downloaded CD1 and installed it (had no GUI- Just a DOS like login screen) and I guess the GUI (KDE?) is on disc 2 so I am downloading that now (28K internet connection here so these things take a few days!).
I will look forward to doing more testing with Linux and PSKMAIL and will report to the group if I work the server.
73 Bob WD8QLY