The Alien and Latest Ham Radio Deluxe Installed
I highly recommend the HP SFF desktops for ham radio. Here's a link to available ones on E-Bay. I had one with a RS232 DB9 serial port for the CW interface I bought years ago. I'm sad to say my new PC doesn't have one.
Dell Alienware R10
Why did I choose a gaming PC? The reason behind my decision to opt for a gaming PC primarily revolves around the exceptional CPU performance it offers and the price. While the machine hardware is certainly commendable, the Ryzen 9 3900x stands out with its remarkable capabilities, particularly when it comes to handling various business tasks. Additionally, this CPU is expected to deliver seamless streaming experiences, which is why I am eagerly anticipating resuming my YouTube streaming endeavors in the near future.
Here's a tough review for anyone that's interested: Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 (2021) Review: Proud and Loud
Installing Ham Radio Deluxe
I ran into two problems while installing a fresh copy of the latest Ham Radio Deluxe software.
1. VCRUNTIME140.dll is not installed.
2. I have too many installations of HRD and I need to clear a license. We're allowed 5 licenses of HRD to be installed on 5 PC's. I was using them all.
Here's what I did to fix these issues.
Error: VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found
I posted a question on Ham Radio Deluxe support forum, mainly just to see how long it would take someone to reply with the correct answer and I'm happy to say it was only an hour or two before Ferry posted a direct link to the download I needed to fix the problem. So here it is: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
It's just a matter of downloading and installing the Microsoft package in the link above. The next time I tried HRD it loaded, yahoo!, but it gave me an error message about the license, so that's next.
Ham Radio Deluxe License Keys
If you need to retrieve you registration number for HRD like I did,
Go to https://keyretrieval.hamradiodeluxe.com and use the email address associated with your purchase to retrieve your key and have it emailed to you. In the unlikely event that your key is not found, then contact the sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get one generated for you and send it back to you via email.
You'll get an e-mail with a couple of useful links,
To see a list of machines activated with your key, visit this site:
Take note of the ComputerID for the machine(s) you wish to deactivate. Then...
Visit the following page to remove machines that you no longer wish to have it activated on by visiting this site:
There's nothing like a well oiled machine and when it comes to HRD sometimes it is really surprising. 1 I appreciated they have made it so easy to retrieve license keys, because it didn't use to be that way. 2. I appreciate the support forum is active and knowledgeable Hams take time to answer questions.
Thanks Ham Radio Deluxe for a unstressful experience loading the software on a new PC. Kudos!
I'll have lots more on Ham Radio Deluxe as I get it configured on the new PC whom I'll call "the Alien".
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