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Welcome to the world of Virtual Shortwave Broadcasting.
I’ve found the app crashes once in a while here. Perhaps I need to update my Java platform.
I’ve been keeping the power level setting at or slightly above 5. I had to QSY to 6244 kHz earlier as it appeared someone with a super signal was on 6240 when I went to log on. But, it must be an annomoly as when I check for stations on the band by pressing the F12 key, no one was listed as transmitting on 6240. So, I’m back on 6240.
I installed Hamsphere on another PC under my XYL’s call so I could monitor my signal. It didn’t seem to make much difference where the power level was set. But, the mic level makes a big difference. Unfortunately if your audio pushes the meter out of the GREEN band it distorts so you have to watch it. I’ll need to figure out how to put a brick wall limiter on it.
I’m probably taxing my home network as I’m rebroadcasting my MRAM program on Hamsphere by streaming it to that PC. Then you figure I’m streaming Hamsphere out and back into another PC to monitor it. Geez, that’s like 4 streams running plus my NOAA WX stream and anyone listening to the MRAM stream. Plus the occasional HOME NETWORKING experiment is serving a webpage out to the internet also.
Where does it end……..
PS- Somewhere on the Hamsphere page I read that after the demo, it will work on weekends and during a specific time period weekdays which escapes me at the moment. So if you don’t mind the limited usage, you don’t have to pay the subscription fee.