2018 Update

Hello All!

It has been a long time since I have posted anything here. I guess when life gets in the way, the blog is one of the first things to suffer.

I started a new job back in August and that has taken a lot of my time and energy. Luckily the work is basically the same as I was doing before, just with a new company, so it was really easy to get settled in. This new gig has been awesome so far and they are a great group to work for. I never really knew how much I missed going in to an office as well as working for a small / lean outfit. I’ve had the chance to do a few new things as well as take part in some project work which I had not been able to do at the previous place.

On the radio side, I have been relatively busy with the local club (YARC) as I am now the club President / Chairman. Back in October, the previous president decided not to re-offer and it did not look like anyone else was really interested so I threw my name in and gave it a shot. So far it was been a fun learning experience.

I’ve also been working on one of the club’s Yaesu DR-1X repeaters and the associated HRI-200 to get it connected to Wires-X. Unfortunately, after a few months of troubleshooting and trying various things, we have determined that the HRI-200 is dead and we need a new one. I am hoping to get that sorted out sooner rather than later and get this project squared away. After that, we have a few other club projects on the horizon.

On a personal level, I have recently been battling some health issues. I am hoping we are on the way to figuring them out. Unfortunately, due to their nature, it makes work (and computing in general) relatively difficult and painful. I am keeping my hopes up that this is just temporary and will soon be resolved. There’s no point in dwelling on the negative as it does not help anything!

That pretty much sums things up from the last few months! I hope everyone has had a great start to 2018 and I hope to be posting again relatively soon!

73 de VE1XT

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One comment on “2018 Update
  1. Kendrick Jones says:

    Hello Dennis! I saw your video about the TS-570DG with the dots and audio issue. I wanted to know if you ever found out what the the problem was and what was the outcome? I have one with the same problem. Thanks in advance!
    Best Regards,
    Kendrick – KJ4CYH

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