Sunday, July 27, 2014


I completed a triathlon yesterday. I ran, swam, and mowed.

Blog Comment Spam

Blogger cleans them up, but I get tons of comment spam on this ID-51 post. I have no idea why that one is so popular with the spam bots.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Windows Server 2003 EOL

Hey you! Yes, you! The one still running XP. Your Windows Server 2003 goes EOL in July 2015.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Xiegu X108: Many More Pictures

More pictures of the X108 along with unedited labels.

Custom glass protection board.

Transmit mixer ($8)

32-bit ARM microprocessor

BPF module part

Large dynamic low noise preamplifier

Chassis + install aluminum


Microphone ALC unit

Imported stereo jack

Transceiver mixer section

The audio output unit

IF section

Front Panel assembly


The case for monitoring 146.52 simplex:
"If every Ham in the world (or at least the USA) took the time to monitor and make calls on simplex, there would be a more universal feel to the VHF allocation rather than tiny little cells and haunts or local repeater groups."
Via K0NR

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TYT TH-9000D: Problems

Russell ‏(@nitro1963) passed along the following via Twitter about the TH-9000D:
when u put in repeater inputs eg 477.350 then change power level the input changers to 483.350
some will not clone . Audio recieve level is lower. If your only going to use the radio on simplex it may be ok for some people
after you programe repeater channels in they should not change after programming input 433.625 output 438.625 eg 
many people having problems with the D model tyt th9000D 
iv programmed many tyt th 9000 never had a problem until the D model came out 
they have changed the wiring on the mic from the 9000 to the 9000D not compatable now
Any other readers having problems?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second Half


Sorry about the lack of posts... I've been busy:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Running Ham

Not bad, but I still want something iPod sized.