[Fwd: [Lowfer] Re: [psk] Running DOS programs with generic soundcard]

Andre' Kesteloot akestelo@bellatlantic.net
Tue, 06 Apr 1999 16:59:50 -0400

Clifford Buttschardt wrote:

> Rick illustrates a problem that has been bugging me for some time.
> Is there any DOS programs in which a simple signal conditioning
> interface can be used?  Many of us have good, old 386 laptops with
> superb displays and totally portable units that can be used with say,
> PSK31, C-BPSK, and even PACTOR and other digital modes.
>      It is absurd to assume that these computers are not useful!!  Any of
> us can build a simple op amp enclosed in a RS232 connector but the
> program, itself must do the main task of decoding.  Even if a small A to D
> can be built into a RS232 connector, this is not all that bad a project.
>      Truthfully, I am tired of whiz bang "modern, but two days old is
> obsolete programs".  I want to use and develop the older approaches.  Do
> we have to put up with this questionable "modern" approach?  Cliff K7RR
> On Sun, 4 Apr 1999, Rick Williams wrote:
> >
> > I am successfully running the built in sound card that comes with the
> > Gateway 350 Pentium II machine I recently purchased. It works well on any MS
> > Windows application.
> >
> > The problem is that there are no DOS drivers that I am aware of that came
> > with the card. So when you run a DOS program in the DOS box or as a full
> > blown DOS program, the programs indicate that there is no sound card
> > installed.
> >
> > The sound card is a Crystal 3D made by Crystal Semiconductor.
> >
> > By the way, does anyone know of a send/receive progam that actually operates
> > as a true widows program for either rtty or cw? It seems that with the
> > various hooks that windows has in gaming and sound etc. nowadays, and the
> > faster machines, that it would be possible to write programs completely in
> > windows and not use DOS anymore. Or is DOS still that much faster that you
> > need to do things as a DOS program?
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Rick Williams, KV9U
> > Misty Ridge Farm
> > Heifer Raisers
> > Viroqua, WI
> >