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Monday, April 3, 2006

Surfin' Update: Customizing Firefox for Ham Radio

Here are instructions on how to install the items mentioned in this week’s installment of Surfin’: Customizing Firefox for Ham Radio:


  1. From, click on the propfire.xpi link to download it to your computer.

  2. From Foxfire, select File > Open File to open the propfire.xpi file that you downloaded to your computer.

  3. Foxfire opens a Software Installation window to install propfire.xpi. Click the Install Now button.

  4. Quit Foxfire and restart it to complete the installation.

Call Sign and APRS Search Engine Plug-ins

  1. Go to the referenced web site.

  2. Click on the appropriate link to install the search engine plug-in.

  3. Foxfire opens an Add Search Engine window; click on the Yes button to add the search engine. The new search engine will appear as a selection in the pull-down Search menu in the upper right corner of the Foxfire window.

1 comment:

  1. Just read your article in the ARRL RSS feed. I've tried tons of browsers (I'm a web master, so I like to check things out.) and in my opinion Firefox is by far the best. Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client is really cool, too and it has an easy to use RSS reader built right into it. It can readily import your e mail files from Notlook, Eudora (what I used to use), ect.

    73 from Bart, wa6hzn