Category: Random Ramblings
Maisie is Missing 😢
6am Tuesday morning Maisie was let outside and has not returned home. This is very unusual behaviour as she usually is back inside no later than 12pm. For food and a sleep. I’m devastated that she’s not come home.
Got Packet Loss?
Well I’m pretty sure it’s time to get a new router! There shouldn’t be any red in this picture!
The GD-73A (TYT MD-430) is a low powered dual timeslot UHF DMR/FM radio that’s recently been released for the amateur radio use. I believe that the original purpose of this radio was to fill the Family Radio System or the European 446MHz short range with limited power and a fixed antenna. However Radioddity are targeting […]
Anna Calvi – Odeon Theatre Hobart
I first discovered Anna on YouTube back in 2012 where she did a series of songs in the “attic sessions” What caught my attention was the way she was playing the guitar that was almost like it was a harp by using a circular motion when strumming the chords. The other thing was the sound […]
New radio day (well two days ago) I’ve been lucky enough to have been bought (birthday) the Yaesu FTM-7250D to replace the Yaesu FT-90R that has been in the car for almost as long as I’ve owned it! So far I’m impressed with the radio and its operation is almost identical to the Yaesu FT-70D […]
Pi-star Facebook Group & Forum
*** Warning contains strong language and views *** Pi-star is a great hotspot operating system for the raspberry pi and a few other SoC (System on Chip) that has been embraced to pretty much be the standard for multi mode digital voice. But there’s a very dark side to the small group of people who […]
Baofeng UV5-RX3 From Radioddity
For those familiar with the UV-5xx series radio’s they are targeted for Amateur Radio use (that may change in the future) for both the 2m VHF and 70cm UHF bands however this model also includes the 220MHz 1.5m band (predominately used in the USA) Supplied items UV-5RX3 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Dual Band Antenna 220MHz Single […]
GA-5S From Radioddity
I was lucky enough to be selected to review the GA-5S dual band FM Radio. I’ve never used or owned any of these entry level Chinese radio’s so I was interested to see how they compare to some other known brands radios! Unboxing this radio reveals that it comes with… 1 x Radioddity GA-5S 1 […]
Ten Years with WordPress!
So a thing happened… It all started from reading Linux magazine that had a feature article on WordPress and well I must liked it cause I’m still using it! Originally I was hosting my own website from home, but after quite a few years I then moved to hosting with Gandi and its lived there […]
Zumspot Revival (I was wrong!)
Ok so I wrote recently that the ZUMspot Pi boards were no longer available from Bruce and I made the mistake of concluding that meant they were no longer available. Tuns out I was wrong! The ZUMspot Pi boards are available in the USA exclusively from HRO (Ham Radio Outlet) There’s four listing’s when you […]