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Gordon Hoag
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I just finished an HTML5 / Responsive design using the Kube CSS Framework. It all went very smoothly and with little additional CSS I duplicated the look of my existing site.

The problem is it doesn't work on IE8 or below. I found Browser Sniff 2.2 on Devotee and was wondering, has anyone used it with success? Could I use it to conditionally switch templates as well as call an alternate style sheet?

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Agree. Probably better to leave ExpressionEngine out of it.
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Gordon Hoag

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Hello everyone, Call me crazy but I've gone QRP! Not that QRP is crazy mind you but I live in an apartment and am restricted to indoor antennas.

After being off the air for 8 years I purchased an SGC-230 Smart Tuner and put a loop in my spare bedroom in 2008. Mostly all CW and a little RTTY I worked and confirmed my DXCC award.

I just bought a Flex-1500 and am now trying to repeat that at 5 watts. So far so good, I really love this radio and hear so much more!

73
Scott,
K2ZS
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QRP is awesome fun!  Once the weather cools down in some months I'm really looking forward to doing CW QRP from the trail again!
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Found com0com yesterday and now have my Flex-1500 connected to FLDigi. Too bad I didn't figure out transmitting digital modes until this morning, missed out on NAQP RTTY :(

Been playin PSK this morning :) Pretty cool how you can make signals disappear with TNF+
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Very nice. I bought my 1500 specifically for digital but I've not had any luck getting VAC to work so I haven't been able to use it yet.
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My Flex 1500 showed up on Wednesday and I've been so busy making contacts that I forgot to tell everyone...

Wow! What a great experience! I've been living with an S9 - 10db Over noise level for so long I forgot how enjoyable CW can be. Before, I could always work what I heard; now I hear stuff I can't work so the challenge is on!  Indoor only antennas here. I made DXCC and WAS here with 100 watts and an indoor loop, now for QRP...
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That's an ok problem to have.
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Looks like I'm getting a Flex-1500 after all! After having a blast in IARU this weekend and then playing around in the SYBO QRP contest I found that 5 watts is doable with my indoor restrictions.

After mustering up the courage I bid on one at ebay and was high bidder! It should arrive in time to play this weekend...
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Thanks Aaren,
In my situation I'm faced with a steady S9 noise floor on all bands. My hopes are that it will help me hear better...
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If you're not already familiar with Steve, wG0AT and some of his antics, you might want to look him up on G+. He, (and his 2 goats), have a LOT to do with SOTA (Summits On The Air).

Check out some of his time line for some interesting reading...
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yea the videos on youtube are a good way to help sir interest in ham radio
 
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Gordon Hoag

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Good weekend here, 19 countries and 21 states; QRP and indoor antenna! Would have been even better if I had had digital modes working for NAQP RTTY...

Have them working now though and love how the Flex does PSK. 
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o m g    What are the specifics?   How high above mean terrain are you,  what antenna,  how much power,   what mode and frequencies are you running?   what's your QTH?
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In response to +Paul Lannuier's comments I thought I'd share this setup photo:

 Ya know, I thought I had the same problem. Even downloaded the trial version of Virtual Audio Cable.

As it turns out, it works by default with no other drivers required. I'm running PowerSDR 2.6.4 and here's how I have my settings and it works perfectly with FLDigi...  
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Ignore my previous -- I just got it working. Had some issues with VAC software. I re-installed the latest version and now she's working!

Yeah, QRP in a RTTY contest... I dunno. I'm not that much of a masochist. ;-)
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Can anyone point me to a good, fool proof tutorial on creating virtual com ports? I've already tried VSPManager but it refuses to work (tried several times on the shack computer as well as 2 other computers).

If anyone could recommend another port client that would be great!

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Thanks Larry...

I ended up finding com0com and was able to get it set up rather quickly. Looks like I'm on the air and logging with FLDigi.
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Hello community! I don't yet own a flex but am very interested in getting a 1500. I am an apartment dweller so I am not able to have outdoor antennas. I am currently on the air however with an indoor loop fed  with an SCG-230 Smart Tuner, just not sure how well I would do at 5 watts...
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It seems that I am! I've been playing in the IARU Contest this weekend with my FT-100 at  5 watts and making lots of Q's (up to 50 so far with some DX contacts as well).

That prompted me to place a bid on EBay for a Flex-1500. So far I'm highest bidder with 1 day left. We'll see what happens...
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Great to see that there is an ExpressionEngine community here
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Hello to all fellow hams around the world! I just noticed that G+ now has communities and joined this one immediately. My call is K2ZS and I'm in Rochester, NY.
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Welcome Gordon and very 73!
Cliff - KU4GW
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Hey everybody I'm Scott; [note] - I know it says Gordon but that's my first name, I've always gone by Scott. Those on the Ham (Amateur Radio) community will know me as K2ZS (that's my federally granted call sign).

I develop web applications in my spare time and work as a field technician in the alarm and surveillance industries. I travel on a daily basis to anywhere in my state. Looking forward to the day when I can stay put!



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