Year: 2013

Ever since I got back into packet radio, I’ve been looking for a suitable software application that would work with my PK-88 and Windows 7. After trying to figure out a way to get WinPack to work in Windows 7 …

Packet: Using Outpost Packet Message Manager with a PK-88 TNC Read More »

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I’ve always hated the wait between the time I order something on eBay and when it is received. I’m quite impatient. None-the-less, today I received my Linksys WRT54G v2 router that I ordered last week on eBay. These evening I …

My First Broadband Hamnet Mesh Node – VE1XT-N01 Read More »

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The K3LR contesting station is an amazing place! If only we all the means to create such and awesome station!

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As of about noon local time (Atlantic) I have been assigned a new callsign from Industry Canada. The new call is VE1XT. Being a computer geek, and not being able to find a call that represented my initials in some …

New callsign Read More »

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Yes, you read the title correctly. I have recently switches careers again and am now back in to the IT game. For a while I had been talking about how it would feel good to get back into the IT …

Back in the IT business Read More »

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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 …

AEA PK-88 Packet Controller Manual Read More »

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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 …

A “Go Bag” for my Baofeng UV-5RA HT Read More »

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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 …

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

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For this post, I am going to step away from my amateur radio hobby and talk about things related to my day job. During the week, when I am not playing radio, I am working full-time for an organization that …

5 Tips For Saving Energy and Reducing Your Energy Costs Read More »

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It took longer than expected to finish my “Saturday evening project” but none the less the mast is up and so are the antennas. As you can see in the picture below, there are two of them. One is a …

The antennas are up! Read More »

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