Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Software Defined Radios

With the launch of FlexRadio, the amateur radio community is beginning to pay serious attention to the concept of software defined radios. Many of us, like myself, are VERY late-comers to this most fascinating topic.

With special thanks to WA5MLF for calling these to my attention, let me suggest for those of you interested in learning more, check out the four-part series by Gerald Youngblood, AC5OG. They were published in the Jul/Aug 2002 edition of QEX.

SDR Part 1 - SDR Part 2 - SDR Part 3 - SDR Part 4

WA5MLF has also pointed out a very good general discussion of software defined radio on Wikipedia.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dual Monitor Display Close-up

This is a screen shot of the dual-monitors showing TRX-Manager and DXAtlas. Click on the picture for a hi-res image. TRX-Manager provides rig control for the FT-1000 Mark V; logbook; web cluster; rotor control; and quick access to memory channels. The left monitor can be shared with DXAtlas grayline, Chatroom, e-mail, etc.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Dual Monitors

I think I'm going to really like the new dual-monitors. They are at just the right height and provide a lot of space for a variety of applications. Cable management still leaves a little to be desired. That will come in time! Hi!

Click on the picture for a hi-res image.

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Cleveland Deck Project

My son and I added a deck to the back of his house July 2007.