Netbook with Echolink. NOTES
The netbook I use is an eeepc ASUS with WIN 7
1, UNDER, power-options in the Control Panel
you can control the netbooks/portable flap/lid
so it can be closed without going to sleep.
(when using VOX) (Sysop mode)
2, Bluetooth dongle. (probably should be ver.3*)
I think it is a good idea MOST TIMES
to install the BT software first without
the dongle in.
3, Have full screen so that mouse does not
move off the EchoLink window.
Also Remember screen blanking !
(cannibalize a small BT.. mouse to use the
middle button) (found under Preferences Connections PTT Control)
Velcro to gear stick....
4, Using a MYFI 3īs Huawie E585
I could not fix port forwarding (buggy)
So I enabled the DMZ flag to be able to use
Echolink , (The information how to use
DMZ is there in the MYFI , just read)
When buying a new Mify:-
It would be good to buy an opened one(sim)
and for mobile usage to have one with a
coaxial antenna socket if possible...
Also see that it can be charged with
a USB cable/port
5, When using several bluetooth headsets
It could be a good idea to use a utility
called QuickMix or somthing similar, to store
the microphone audio level/s for each BT unit.
I have one telephone headset(one earpiece..safer in car)
And one sunvisor BT unit (so the xyl can follow the qso)
*The only version 3.0 I have used installed much more
easily than Ver. 2.X, and also was much quieter in the
TIPīs Running EchoLink on a notebook
Upgrade windows and antivirus, and/or close down updating
before going mobile.
This saves battery, and time waiting for the netbook to reboot.
See that is has a good batt lifetime
also that it can be uppgraded with more memory
(net bookīs do not always have this possibility)
(Mine has no built in Bluetooth)....