Posts Tagged ‘Ham Radio

After playing around with a number of different ideas for my Raspberry Pi, I decided to try making it into an APRS I-Gate, which will listen to APRS data packet transmissions on the 2-Meter ham band, and then forward that data on to the internet so it...

March 1, 2015 | In: Ham Radio, IT

Shack Computer Redux

When Drew headed off to college with his shiny new laptop, he left behind a decent Dell small-form-factor Ubuntu machine with a nearly-new 20" monitor.  I just couldn't let it sit and gather dust now, could I?While Ubuntu was great for the boys to do...

I hope that all my readers had a blessed Easter.  Our Good Friday and Easter Morning services at church went quite well, and the rain held off until after the neighborhood Easter-Egg hunt.  We were able to join some of Diana’s family for...

The ARRL's Logbook Of The World (LOTW) is pretty cool.  Several years ago I did a presentation to my local radio club outlining its use, and it seems to have gotten even better since then.  Recently the Trusted QSL platform that...

Well...I've had a bit of a setback on the radio front, and it isn't laptop related. We have a row of Douglas Firs right on the property line between us and our next-door neighbors.  The new owners of the house next door came over the...

OK, so I'm not really an early adopter of many things...for one thing I'm a bit too cheap to be on the bleeding edge.  That being said, my lovely bride and I have recently entered the world of smartphones (see this previous post) and all that opens...

September 23, 2013 | In: Ham Radio

The Running of the Salmon

Every September, as the salmon start making their way upstream in the waterways of western Washington state, the ham operators of Washington go slightly bonkers... The Salmon Run is hosted by the Western Washington DX Club, and is Washington's...

Several things have happened in the last week or so... now is time to bring all three of my faithful readers up to speed... (Hi, Mom, Hi, Honey...) Geocaching Milestone On Friday (Aug. 23rd) Diana and I made a geocache find for the 365th...

July 13, 2013 | In: Ham Radio

Look, up in the sky…

OK...just want everyone to know that my long-suffering wife may have to be taken for coffee or diamonds or something in the next few months...I've decided that I want to try my hand at making contact(s) via the amateur (ham) radio satellites. Yes,...

Well, my ears are still buzzing a bit from the static and background noise, and I'm a bit disappointed in my final numbers, but I did enjoy my opportunity to play on the radio a bit this weekend, as well as my chance to log my 1000th geocache On...