This probably isn’t news to some of you, but I had no idea that practical stereolithography was so old. From Computers and the Imagination.
It’s nice to see we hams, who I think suffer from a bit of an image as throwbacks in the larger maker community, get some recognition for the good stuff we’ve accomplished. Today on Hackaday, a nice article about Manhattan and Ugly construction was posted, with ample coverage given to the fact that a lot… Read More Nerd Famous
Another 10 mW WSPR Beacon I enjoy writing up my projects, but it’s much better to get feedback to see that someone was actually able to take my writing and successfully duplicate my project. Via the Etherkit Twitter account, I received this from Tom Hall, AK2B regarding my last posted project: @etherkit 10mw WSPR station… Read More Wideband Transmission #8
It’s hard for me to believe, but it has been more than 30 years since the release of Blue Monday by New Order. I always loved that song as a kid, and it still holds up quite well in my opinion. (In related news, holy crap, I’m getting old). Here, from the mysterious Orkestra Obsolete,… Read More New Monday
I’ve been working on getting the little bugs out of the Si5351 SSB rig and making improvements to the circuit. Since SSB QRP operating can be a bit more challenging than CW QRP ops, Dave AA7EE suggested that I think about a speech processor IC to use in place of the op-amp microphone amplifier. He… Read More For Noontime Net
The final chapter of the Hi Juno event has arrived at the NT7S shack. After months of waiting and wondering if my reception report was received, I returned home from a SOTA activation to find the beautiful Hi Juno QSL in my mailbox. Thanks to the folks at JPL who coordinated this intriguing event and… Read More The Final Courtesy
My last blog post (from two months ago, sorry about that) detailed my participation in the worldwide Hi Juno event; a coordinated effort from amateur radio operators from around the world to send a very slow speed Morse Code signal (HI, to be exact…DIT-DIT-DIT-DIT DIT-DIT) to the Juno spacecraft as it slingshotted around Earth on… Read More We Make Contact
As I write this, the Juno spacecraft has completed its slingshot maneuver around Earth, having stolen a bit of Earth’s rotation energy. and is now on its way out to Jupiter. A bit before the designated 1800 UTC start time for the event, I was able to set up my Icom IC-718 at the appointed… Read More Hi Juno After-Action Report
I’m very proud to let my readers know that my little sister Molly won the Statesman Journal Best of the Mid-Valley 2013 award in the Food Cart category for her new business Vivacious Molly’s Vibrant Eats! Way to go! Congrats on being such a great chef and whipping the competition in your very first year in business!