The Alien and Latest Ham Radio Deluxe Installed


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Dennis Scully
2 months ago

I recently had the same issues on a new computer that I plan to use portable. I had a couple of old computers taking up part of my total of 5 licenses. No big deal to delete them. The thing I wanted to share is my conversion to the MariaDB database. I was having all kinds of speed and memory problems with the HRD database. I found a Forum suggestion that said the fix was a different database. I only have 16,000 records but apparently that is enough to bog the system down. I followed the 25 pages of screen shot instructions and switched over to MariaBD. Problem solved! Everything runs fast and perfectly.

2 months ago

Thanks much for the update. I always enjoy your posts. Many don’t apply directly to my situation, but they let me live vicariously. 🙂 I too purchased a new computer for my station about a year ago from Costco. It’s a Lenovo i5 laptop with 16GB of RAM. Since it’s only used to run ham associated apps it’s more than adequate for my situation (with the addition of a monitor and keyboard). I was really sweating starting from scratch to rebuild my station software suite, especially the sound settings for digital modes, It turned out to be very easy though I did review some of your past videos re computer settings (thank you for keeping them available). Stay well!

2 months ago

I too am a happy user of HRD. I have also tried the Maria DB but ran into an issue and switched back to the HRD Access DB.

Problem I have is I keep the HRD DB file in a folder in Dropbox. That way I can have my PC and Laptops access the DB (Only one at a time) thus allowing me to not need to export/import the DB on different PC’s or laptop when going to the field.

With Maria there seems to be files and sub folders all over the HD and am not sure how to setup my system to use Maria with Dropbox. Maybe it isn’t as hard as it seems but I just couldn’t get it go.

Maybe someone else has accomplished this using Maria with keeping the log files and other needed files on Dropbox.


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