Computers

upgrade, improve, network, and fix…

© 2012 by KV5R. Rev. July 24, 2012.

This section is a little collection of things I’ve learned while running Windows XP-Pro and Windows 7. Every new task is an opportunity to spend way too many hours searching the web and digging out reasonable, useable solutions, then refining and adapting them to the need.

Here are some things I didn’t find much useful info about on-line, so I wrote my own articles about them:

  • hOW tO fIX yOUR cAPS-lOCK kEY (in W7)
  • how to migrate your OS to a solid-state drive (SSD)
  • how to fix certain problems in Google Chrome
  • text and video review of the Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Keyboard
  • cleaning keyboards and fixing key bounce
  • junky web browsers and why you need a good one
  • backing up and removing windows xp junk files
  • setting up a home lan, the easy way
  • fixing that stupid I-beam cursor and its blinking tooltips (in XP)
  • fix Thunderbird to ‘Paste Without Formatting’ by default
  • and more to come…
2 thoughts on “Computers
  1. Hello all, I am not sure I am in the right place for my issue. If not feel free to direct me.

    I have an IC706 MKIIGB. I am trying to connect to my laptop running Windows 10. I assume I can use a an RS232 cable with a USB connector on one end. I have seen several on Amazon and other sites. I do not see and port on my radio that looks like it takes an RS232 jack suck as a on a traditional printer.

    Can some one please tell me what cable to get and if needed how to modify it and where it would connect to the radio? I would be more than grateful.

    Fred Wilson, KC1FAU, Newport VT. 73

    • Howdy Fred,
      The 706 does not have usb or serial. You need an interface, something like a Signalink and the appropriate cable. See here. It will connect to the computer with a USB, and has serial and audio chips in it. Order it with the cable for the 706; that will have the 13-pin DIN plug for the accessory jack.
      I don’t think those do CI-V (radio control) but you can find USB to CI-V cables on ebay.
      73, –kv5r

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