Yesterday we got bored and it was too hot on CapHill so we jumped in the car and went for a drive. We do this trip to nowhere quite often. Usually I declare a road trip, say if we need to pack clothes or not and off we go. I don’t usually say where we’re going and sometimes I’m not even sure where we’re going. Yesterday the goal was to drive down 101 and get dinner along the way.
I like using APRS to track our routes. Its fun to see how well our signal is getting out. It works where cell phones may not and I have the radio for emergencies.
My setup right now is a Baofeng BF-F8HP a Mobilinkd TNC2 and I use APRSDroid to control the Mobilinkd and get GPS data into the TNC.
See the APRS data live at APRS.fi
My very first circuit design. Not 100% done but enough to put it on the ‘fridge. 😉 This is a board I want to make that will be used to take a DC power source and share it with a … Continue reading →
I’m going to completely skip setting up the 9xr with the stock firmware and jump ahead to getting Open-TX onto the 9XR and setting that up for the Nano QX. Why Open-TX? Open-TX is an open source firmware that has … Continue reading →
I’m going to be adding some new posts about getting started in remote control flight, specifically multicopters. Here’s a quick kick off. I started off by being enamored with the DJI Phantom, write a check and you get a working … Continue reading →
Korad KA3005D DC Power Supply … Continue reading →
This weekend I’m going to try and turn this mess of gear into a portable go kit. I’ll probably only use it from home, but I’ll try and make it auto portable too. … Continue reading →
I am not sure I’m doing this right at all. According to http://HFLink.com/Olivia there is a 40M calling frequency at 7042.5 DIAL and 750Hz offset. So I set DM780 to Olivia 16/500 and used HRI to dial up 7042.5 on … Continue reading →
The FCC Database shows me as an Extra now. I don’t receive my mail directly (I’m on a boat in Mexico), but I also received some mail from the ARRL at my mail handling service, so I assume I also … Continue reading →
Sorry I’ve been so long in finishing up this initial series of posts on using the Icom M710 for Digital Mode contacts. I’ve been busy on the boat doing nothing but relaxin’. Let’s get do a quick recap: You have … Continue reading →
In finally sat down and setup the W7PEA blog so I can post all my HAM RAdio stuff in one place and not bore the readers of our sailing blog, sv Deep Playa. I refrained from buying yet another domain … Continue reading →