Monthly Archives: January 2017

Winter Field Day — Satellite Success

I joined Newport County Radio Club, W1SYE, for their Winter Field Day again this year. The weather for New England was fantastic — in the low 40s dropping down to the upper 20s at night.  The only downside was a … Continue reading

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W1YRC Maximum Society Member

I’m always “selling” the benefits of Amateur Radio to my friends, and one of the things I mention is you get to meet some wonderful people.  I consider myself very lucky to know Bob Beaudet, W1YRC, RI’s Section Manager and avid … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Winter Field Day – Satellite

Well it’s that time of year again, I’m dusting off the portable satellite gear and making sure it’s working.  I had just updated the clock, and TLEs, when I noticed that UKube was above the horizon.  I quickly turned on … Continue reading

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VNC Viewer for RPi

I had no idea that Raspberrian supported VNC connections to the RPi.  I was astounded to find out that a small VNC Viewer Application would remotely connect me to the desktop! Download “TightVNCViewerPortable” here:  http://portableapps.com/node/32118 Run the installation package. (Running … Continue reading

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Modifying MMDVMHost-Dashboard Config Values on a RPi

Well, as it turned out, I was overthinking the problem.  Sure enough there were NO usernames/passwords assigned to the Dashboard buttons.  Sigh.  However it was a good experience because it lead me to understanding how the Dashboard configuration is carried … Continue reading

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Setting up New DVmega-RPi 3B Dual-Band Hotspot

A friend of mine wanted a Hotspot for his home, which is far enough away from our DSTAR repeater to connect to without resorting to high power and a high gain antenna.  I volunteered to set up a RPi 3B … Continue reading

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Goals for 2017 and 2016 in Review

Four out of seven 2016 goals were completed successfully: 255 Confirmed Countries  YES 1,200 DX Band-Points  YES WAS Completed on 12 Meters (need WV)  NO Successful ARISS Contact at All Saints Academy  YES Teach a Technician Class for Monsignor Clarke … Continue reading

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