Microcontrollers and Arduino

Thanks to all who attended my presentation on microcontrollers and Arduino at the May 3, 2013, club meeting. Here is a PDF of the slides, and here is a zip file of the Arduino-Sketches for the four projects that I described.

Home Brew Night 2013

Chris KG6DOZ generously provided the photos that are used in this article. The complete set can be found here.       Links: KA7EXM’s QEX article and the original QST article that inspired it.         Link: Arduino Uno. Link: Raspberry Pi. Links: Newark/element14, Maker Shed, Adafruit Industries, Kerry’s article on the Raspberry Pi, Getting […]

Yeasu FT-60R and Unwanted WIRES

Q: Why do people sometimes say that my transmissions start with touch-tone beeps that cut off my voice? A: Your FT-60R is in “WIRES” mode. Q: How did it get there? A: You pressed “0”. Q: Really? It was that easy? But that could happen by just bumping against something when the HT is on my belt. […]

2012 Election Results

Many thanks to all who ran for office and to all who voted, and congratulations to the newly elected board members! Those at the meeting saw that the election for board members at large initially had a four-way tie for second place. A constitutional crisis was narrowly avoided when a runoff election broke the tie. […]

Off-Grid Solar Power

Don Turner (N6RX) has provided us with a copy of his stellar presentation about off-grid solar power. We are very grateful as the presentation includes necessary practical matters that only someone with experience can provide! Those who missed the meeting on April 6, 2012, can review the slides in the PDF file below. Don’s Presentation