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  • LB and Rotor shutdown in 873

    After a couple weeks of running 873 with no problems, on Sunday, I came into the shack to find LB frozen and in a crash mode. Also the Rotor program was crashed. Tried to restart LB and had an immediate crash. Did this 2 times and then restarted computer. Still LB was crashing on start up. Would not even finish loading my log before the dumpfile dialog box popped up.

    I've rolled back to 794 which has been rock solid stable. Seems like the programmers would just roll back to this one, while they figure out the problems they have created. Yes, I'm missing a couple of features, but I didn't have them ever before, so they are not really missed except for the QRZ lookup using my external browser, which works great.

    I've got a new computer coming in tomorrow (08/08) and I'm going to rebuild everything starting with HRD, no restore from an image file this time. Going to give 873 every chance to succeed on the latest Win 10 Spring builds. Once I get everything I use for my shack installed and running, I'll put it into operation in the real world.

    Windows 7 Pro (64bit) on a Dell 755 Duo with 4Gb RAM and 120Gb Kingston SSD
    2 - Dell 1708FB Digital HD Monitors (Rig Control on left and Logbook on right)
    Current version of HRD unless I see problems with it.

    ICOM IC-7410 to HRD via USB (on AS 6-Pack)
    ICOM IC-7000 to HRD via USB (currently mobile)
    ICOM IC-718 to HRD via Serial (on AS 6-Pack)
    ICOM IC-745 poor guy doesn't know what USB, HRD or CAT commands are (on a center-feed wire via LDG AT-11)

    Diamond X-50 at 35' for 2m & 70cm
    Mosley TA54-XLN-6 (7 elements) @ 30' for 20m thru 6m (WARC included)
    M2 6m5-HP @ 35' for 6m (+2 S-Units over Mosley and lower noise levels)
    Inverted "V" @ 30' for 40m & 20m
    Center-Feed Longwire for everything else
    Little Tarheel II Screwdriver for 80m thru 6m mobile using West Mountain TARGETuner

    LDG Electronics AT-11 Automatic Tuner (for IC-718)
    MFJ Electronics MFJ-901B Manual Tuner (for IC-745)

    Array Solutions 6-Pack Antenna switch (2 radio inputs & 6 antenna inputs)

    Yaseu D800SA Rotor controlled by HRD via an Easy Rotor Control (ERC) adapter card

    I upload to eQSL & HRDNet automatically in HRD. LoTW, ClubLog, DAILY and send my cards to the Bureau MONTHLY.
    Why doesn't everybody do this? It's so much easier than having to work through hundreds (or thousands) of log entries once or twice a YEAR.

    Licensed in April 1973.
    Retired July 2011.