Monthly Archives: October 2011

How to use Winlink transparently

So, if you followed this blog at all (all three of you), then you know that I generally long to get away from everything, and I’ve really gotten excited about the Winlink radio email service to keep me in touch … Continue reading

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More progress on my winlink station.

So, I finally got both my Kenwood TR-7625 transceiver back and in excellent working condition, and the TNC cable I ordered from Buxxcom. Within moments, I was back on the air and able to make weather requests via the RMS Express catalog. My next … Continue reading

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Another tech great passed away.

This past weekend, we also saw the end of Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and the co creator of the UNIX operating system. It’s not possible to really understand the impact this man has had on … Continue reading

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How about a little nerd chess!

I found this great sight today. How is a ham father to teach his children the great game of chess? Why, by using all the spare radio connectors and adapters he can find, of course! http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/chess/ In secondary news, Randy … Continue reading

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The world is a darker place.

I was really taken aback on how much his passing effected me. As an open source Linux guy and a software developer, I found him to be as bad as that other evil empire, but his influence couldn’t be felt … Continue reading

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And finally, success!

Radio email is awesome! Last night, I made my first big contact, and it was my lovely wife! The message went something like this: “I Love you! Even though we’re only about 6 feet apart, this message traveled 2000 or … Continue reading

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A new rig for the house.

Fair warning, the unit above is not mine. I picked up one of these at a local hamfest about a month ago. When I first plugged it in when I got home, it started blowing fuses as soon as it … Continue reading

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