Group Build at the Mason Dixon Hamfest

jason at jason at
Mon Oct 25 22:40:59 CDT 2010

Usb would work fine in a vm (most likely), but what wouldn't work is keeping accurate time.  Realtime media apps have a hard time with the virtual clock, eg playback.  For that, you have to be native (close to bare metal as far as the media subsystem goes).

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From: wb4jfi <wb4jfi at>
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Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:23:02 
To: Louis Mamakos<louie at>
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Subject: Re: Group Build at the Mason Dixon Hamfest

On 10/25/2010 5:44 PM, Louis Mamakos wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2010, at 3:23 PM, Frank Gentges wrote:
>> In addition to assembling the boards, we had the Quisk HF radio software up and running as a demonstration that also caught peoples attention.  We are now getting a version of Ubuntu that can be run that includes the files for Quisk and the Charleston receiver.  We should be able to distribute DVD disks that will bring up Charleston/Quisk/Ubuntu on a computer either as a live load or as a hard drive install.  AMRAD member Rob Bowers has been working on this and a big tip of the AMRAD hat to Rob.   Stay tuned.
> What would be slick is if this could be also available as a VMware virtual machine image of an installation of Quisk on an Ubuntu operating system.  For those that don't run Linux on their desktop, it would be an easy way to use the software.  There's a free VMware Player<>  that could be used on Linux and Windows to run VMware appliance images.
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I'm not sure that this would work, since the Charleston board uses a 
high-speed USB connection to Quisk.  The software will probably 
function, but the USB drivers may not play right.  I've heard of other 
USB-based devices having trouble in virtual machines.  But, I do not 
have any first-hand knowledge.

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