Friday, September 30, 2011

ICOM Remote Control App

For you ICOM users, see the new ICOM remote control app. Screen shot shown below or the PDF. I really like the tight minimalist GUI. Makes me think I need to do one for the Yaesu FT-2000.


DTS-4 Antenna Switch dialog shown below is a Windows
application I wrote for controlling an LDG DTS-4 antenna
switch. If you would like a copy, my e-mail is good in QRZ.
These screen shots and the previous post show the app
being used to switch DTS-4.

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2011-9-30 on the W8JI

Remote antenna switching with DTS-4 and Remote Desktop.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Center Shelf

Cottage Update

Power Transfer Switch
3,000 Watt Generator for Emergency Power

Load Measure

Valley View from the Mountain
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Friday, September 23, 2011

1st day draws to a close....

The last slide in the sequence show tomorrow challenge. Picking up power will be easy. The register will take a little longer. I'll build a small chase to turn the air and vent it under the front kick plate of the cabinet.

Cottage Wall to Wall Bookshelf

More functional than fancy but I think it will be a nice addition to The Cottage. I can't say enough good things about Google Sketchup. I encourage all you woodworkers and Saturday afternoon architects to take a close look at what it has to offer. And yes, it's free!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A little history thanks to Phil....

Can you believe it? They don't mention remote ops!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where does your candidate stand?

This morning, the President proposed the "Buffett Rule," which would require those earning more than $1 million a year to pay the same share of their income in taxes as middle-class families do.

This proposal makes sure millionaires and billionaires share the responsibility for reducing the deficit. It would correct, for example, the fact that Warren Buffett's secretary currently pays taxes at a higher rate than he does.

The other side is already saying it's "class warfare" -- that's their rhetorical smokescreen for providing millionaires and billionaires special treatment.

As the President said this morning, "This is not class warfare -- it's math."

The wealthiest Americans don't need further tax cuts and in many cases aren't even asking for them. Requiring that they pay their fair share is the only practical way forward. The Republican alternative is to drastically slash education, gut Medicare, let roads and bridges crumble, and privatize Social Security. That's not the America we believe in -- but many in the Republican leadership actually prefer those policies, which explains their refusal to act.

That's why they'll say "tax increase" over and over again, trying to muddy the waters and trick ordinary Americans into thinking the Buffett Rule will hurt them. And if we don't speak out right now, they just might get away with it.

Of course, the Buffett Rule won't really touch most Americans--only 0.3% of households will even be affected.

And without it, the only way to reduce our debt is to savage the programs that seniors and middle-class families rely on.

That's exactly what the President refuses to do -- in fact, he's said he'll veto any bill that changes benefits for folks who rely on Medicare but doesn't raise serious revenue by asking the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations to pay their fair share.

This isn't just a commonsense approach to cutting the deficit -- it's the only way to make sure we can provide security to people who work hard and play by the rules.

Born Again American from Born Again American on Vimeo.

So, where does your candidate stand?

Monday, 2011-09-19

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mouse without Borders

Mouse without Borders is a great app!
Google "Mouse without Border" for full details.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Susie's desk is finished!

I'll deliver Susie's desk today.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

W8JI Doublet in the Air!


FT-2000RC produces overlapping on the Mentone-HP. It does not do this
on the Tuscaloosa machine. It would seem to be a driver problem?
I have installed new video drivers but no joy. Ideas?

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Terra LUX v. Incandescent

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The flashlight in both cases was a 4-D-Cell Mag-Lite.
The top picture was take first with the incandescent bulb.
The incandescent bulb was then replaced with a TerraLUX TLE-6EX MiniStar5 LED.
It is advertised to be 140 Lumens with an:

"Amazingly brilliant light, even when the batteries are low."

I'm impressed. I wish you could see the full effect in a totally dark crawl space.

Morning on the Mountain

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Thursday, September 8, 2011