Monthly Archives: December 2012

WB4SON NTP Clock

The basic clock function was too simple.  Not including the LCD library, supplied by Adafruit (the company that makes the LCD Pi Plate), a total of four lines of Python code are required to write the local time zone date/time … Continue reading

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Does Raspberry Pi and Ham Go Together?

At a recent breakfast with fellow hams, Ted, W1GRI, showed me his latest gadget — A Raspberry Pi (RPi).  This is a small computer with ARM CPU, 512K of RAM, a SD card for flash memory, two USB ports, a … Continue reading

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FEMA IS-802 ESF #2 Communications Completed

This was a VERY easy course, taking about 15 minutes to complete.  I was expecting procedure, but it was really Federal Alphabet Soup describing the responsibilities of all the various government agencies that would be involved in a national emergency … Continue reading

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DXCC Phone #41,162

Phone DXCC #41,162 has joined his brothers, Mixed #46,128 and CW #13,267 as of December 7, 2012.  In addition the 150 country endorsement for Mixed came in, as well as DXCC on 15 and 20 meters. One of my goals … Continue reading

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Happy “Accurate” 12/12/12 12:12:12

Today is one of those special once-in-a-lifetime events; it is December 12, 2012. Or as people would commonly refer to it: 12/12/12.  I’d like to commemorate this auspicious event and describe a small iPhone/iPad App that I find very useful. … Continue reading

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A busy day for LotW and DXCC.

My LotW account had crept up to 149 confirmations over the past couple of weeks.  I also had a 3C0E QSL that was yet to be entered.  This had me toying with the possibility of making a trip to Newington … Continue reading

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