A few weeks ago, I installed a solenoid in my truck, to control my ham radio's power based on the ignition key position: I want the radio to power on and off with the engine.
As with most mobile ham radios, my radio has an auto-power-down function, but I want …Continue reading
I have continued playing with my M5stack. I now have it programmed to show 3 types of data:
After using a couple of ESP32s and doing some things with them, I decided I wanted to get an M5stack. I bought a first generation core, and am working to use that as a display for various things around the house.
As I started using the m5stack and trying to …Continue reading
A few weeks back I mentioned Home Assistant. After I set that up, I bought some Kasa smart outlets. Two have replaced timers, so I no longer have to change the start times as the time of sunset changes throughout the year. A third is set up in my home …Continue reading
The Freenove kit included a DHT11 temperature/humidity module, so my first Home Assistant project was to set up a …Continue reading
I recently purchased an Icom IC-7300 ham radio for use at home, and when researching the radio around the time of purchase, I discovered this excellent YouTube video playlist, covering many aspects of the radio.
I have been using Wireguard for about a year & a half, when I switched from ZeroTier to Wireguard for most of my needs. Unfortunately, since the start, my Wireguard configuration has been completely manual, and very annoying since I had to create a new interface for every client.
No more …Continue reading
Parks On The Air, or POTA, is one of the aspects of amateur radio that I have been enjoying -- both hunting and activating. Ever since I starting doing POTA activations, I have been carrying my equipment in a Rubbermaid container, which is bulky and heavy. The only thing it has …Continue reading
Recently, I discovered that I was not able to email my wife's mac.com address from my mail server here. Apple's support document indicates that they require DKIM and SPF, and that they support DMARC. I have long had SPF configured, but I had not configured DKIM or DMARC.
Over …Continue reading
Continuing my earlier post about my Yaesu FT-7800R install, I completed the radio portion this weekend, so now I can get on the air.
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