Yaesu FT-897D and double SSB problem

Last couple weeks I have a had a problem with my 897D doing double SSB on RX and TX. Last night I was looking around for a firmware update for the 897D to see if that might fix my problem as I have tried other things like full CPU reset on the rig etc.

Well I found the page below in my travels and it had reference to relay cleaning by hold down the UP and DWN keys and powering the rig ON will start the cleaning of the relays and display CLEANING RELAYS on the screen. The great news is that this little unknown trick to me has fixed my double SSB problem :-)

Reference:
http://www.hampedia.net/yaesu/ft-897.php

[How to] Prey 0.5.3 under Debian

Today I setup Prey 0.5.3 on my netbook running Debian testing.

# apt-get install prey

Here is what I modified in my ‘/etc/prey/config

....

# autoconnect feature, disabled by default until we are 200% sure it
# works flawlessly in all platforms. feel free to try it out though.
auto_connect='y'

....

# you can get both of these from Prey's web service
api_key=''
device_key=''

....

# if you're having trouble getting requests across your firewall or proxy,
# you can try adding '-0' to make curl perform HTTP 1.0 requests
curl_options='-0 --compress'

# this option prepends a random number as a subdomain to the check URL on http mode
# makes it harder for other programs to block Prey so its a good idea to be on
randomize_check_host='y'
....

Also I added to my root crontab for updates

# crontab -e

Was
*/10 * * * * /usr/share/prey/prey.sh > /var/log/prey.log
now is

*/10 * * * * /usr/lib/prey/prey.sh > /var/log/prey.log

[Link] First “Squeeze”-based Debian Edu version released

The Debian Edu Team is pleased to announce the release of Debian Edu “Squeeze” 6.0.4+r0! Debian Edu (aka “Skolelinux”) is a Debian Pure Blend specifically targeted at schools and educational institutions, and provides a completely configured school network environment out of the box. It covers PXE installation, PXE booting for diskless machines, and setup for a school server, for stationary workstations, and for workstations that can be taken away from the school network. Several educational applications like Celestia, Dr. Geo, GCompris, GeoGebra, Kalzium, KGeography and Solfege are included in the default desktop setup.

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