Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I read RobertaX's post about the Hamvention, but I confess I've not listened to the podcast yet - yet!

Ham Radio 360 Day 1

Ham Radio 360 Day 2

Linux in the Ham Shack Day 1

Linux in the Ham Shack Day 2

Sounds like they got some rain there:

I wonder if that created any scooter problems.

And some other tweets:

Visualizing the Day of 1000 People

"So again I looked at microdata from the American Time Use Survey from 2014, which asked thousands of people what they did during a 24-hour period. I used the data to simulate a single day for 1,000 Americans representative of the population — to the minute."

TYT MD-2017: Samples Landed

It's real!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Refurb Amazon Echo Dot - $38

You can get a refurb Amazon Echo Dot for $38.

But don't do it... it is a slippery slope. I've got voice control of my thermostats. I added two plugs to control a couple of outlets last week. Now, I'm looking for a deal on light switches.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thieve.co: Makes AliExpress Look Hi-End

As if it wasn't tempting enough to by random, cheap stuff from China:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

TYT MD-380: Morse Code Narrator

More features via custom firmware for the TYT MD-380:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Will Miracles Never Cease?

Microsoft is replacing the "J" with a smiley.

Part 95 Updates - Follow @2wayradios

I don't know about that...

Hysterical... Amazon Echo Silver by SNL.

By the way, I got my Echo Dot to control my Honeywell thermostats. Pretty cool to ask her what the temperature is upstairs or down and get her to make the changes. I'm surprised how frequently I find the voice control to be handy. (I have CarPlay and really like using Siri to make calls and read or send messages.)

Via @Scott_WZ0W

Xiaomi MiJia HT

It lives!