Month: August 2013

AEA PK-88 Packet Controller Manual

The manual for the PK-88 is a great help when trying to figure the thing out, but the problem is that I have yet to find a searchable version. The manual I’ve been referencing has been a PDF that was

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A “Go Bag” for my Baofeng UV-5RA HT

Since my purchase of a Baofeng UV-5RA a few months back, I have acquired more than a few accessories to go with it. It was getting to the point that I had stuff laying around all over the place and

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Standby Power (aka Phantom Load or Vampire Draw) – It may not really be off when you think it is!

You may not realize this, but many of the electrical devices in your home can draw power even when they are “turned off”. This is sometimes called Phantom Load, Vampire Draw, or Standby Power. From Wikipedia “Standby power, also called

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