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Re: SL-137 Manual Request

You may be missing a "capture board," Type 1 or 2, which fits into an ISA
slot on your computer and talks to the SL-137 Receiver...It is all explained
in the 150 page PDF describing QFAX on the qcom.com website....

Truthfully, with software and scanner/receiver advances lately, and the
impending demise of 137 mhz APT transmissions...I wouldn't spend a lot of
money on proprietary software and equipment when you can do just as well
with a 137 mhz scanner or receiver...Just my opinion...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Margaret Leber" <maggie@voicenet.com>
To: "Heather" <heather@execulink.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SL-137 Manual Request

> Heather wrote:
> > I picked up an SL-137 Weather Fax Receiver made by Quorum Communications
> > at the Smiths Falls flea market. It is a beige box with a power LED on
> > the front. On the back is a DB9 serial port and VHF and UHF ports.
> >
> > I have emailed Quorum and received no response. There is no
> > documentation anywhere on the Internet, so far as I can tell.
> >
> > Can anyone help me out with a manual?
> While there's no direct reference to an SL-137 receiver, there's a
> manual for the Wefax Voyager reciever at
>    http://www.qcom.com/datasheets/voyman.pdf
> Given that the antennas and auxiliary equipment for this receiver all
> have a "137" product number, the Voyager may be closely related to the
> SL-137...physically it seems to match your description, although it does
> add a port for HF audio.
> The trick may be getting a copy of QFAX and getting a computer that will
> run it.
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