Hacking a power cord?

Okay, I’m not really much of a ‘hacker’ in the sense that most people think of. I don’t break into things, crack passwords, etc. However, I do like to tinker. […]

Component Level Board Repair

I had a fun day at work today. Often my work revolves around cleaning and paperwork, with the usual computer issues that need reset or rebooted to be resolved. Occasionally […]


FreeData is “a free, open-source, multi-platform application for sending files and messages, using the codec2 HF modems.” [1] Of course, I’m an amateur radio operator, also know as a ham. […]

Arduino TNC – Part 2: Software

Hopefully you read the last article I posted about building an Arduino TNC to perform packet email (Winlink) with my Android cellphone and Baofeng handheld radio. If not, I recommend […]

Did Hans Niemann Cheat?

A slightly different post today, and certainly not my usual style. Opinion pieces are not usually my thing, but today I played a chess game that made me stop and […]

Fairbanks Hamfest 2022

Recently I attended the Hamfest (ham radio festival) in Fairbanks, Alaska. It took place a few days ago on the first Saturday in October. It was a rather small, but […]