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Ripples in the Ether

Emanations from Amateur Radio Station NT7S

Last Build Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:45:39 +0000


PC Upgrade

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 21:00:57 +0000

Back in the day, I used to be a PC build enthusiast, but as you can imagine things like starting a family can cause you to put hobbies like that on the back burner. So over the last 10 years or so, I’ve only minimally kept up with what has been going on in the […](image)


Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:57:37 +0000

A huge thank you to everyone who made the effort to try the Brave browser via my referral link. I ended up getting significantly more BAT than I expected from it. Given the current exchange rate of about $0.22, that’s a nice bit of funding for my work. I very much appreciate all of you […](image)

I Failed To Take My Own Advice

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:38:28 +0000

It’s easy enough to give other people directives, but not so much to live up to them. I thought I had managed to dodge the latest round of the upper respiratory viral infection that settled into our house, but I was wrong. The last five days have been riddled with a lot of coughing and […](image)

Si5351 Library Mbed Port

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:13:30 +0000

A quick note to let you know that courtesy of David Mills, G7UVW, the Etherkit Si5351 Arduino library has now been ported to the Mbed platform. He reports that it seems to be behaving the same as the Arduino library, so if you’re an Mbed user, definitely go check it out. I was giving some […](image)

Another Shack Cleaning!

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:31:34 +0000

Guess what? I realized that I had a bunch of microcontroller dev boards and such that I was probably never going to use, so I figured it would be time to put them up for sale, along with some other miscellaneous electronics stuff as well. Please peruse my listing on my For Sale page! Also, […](image)

Be Brave

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:36:11 +0000

As previously mentioned, I’ve been experimenting with using the combination of the Brave browser and its advertising partner program to bring in some extra funding for my work (and replace what I was getting from Patreon). You can see from my last blog post on the topic that the results have already been positive. Now […](image)

Stay Healthy, My Friends

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:44:39 +0000

Feh. This has been a nasty cold and flu season. After having it hit our house twice already this winter, we were struck again this week, with everyone in the house getting pretty ill with the exception of myself. That meant that I had to attend to the family’s needs, and therefore didn’t get much […](image)

Si5351 Programming Flowchart

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:49:58 +0000

I recently received this nice flowchart in email from Joe Marin, CO7RR which documents a method for programming the Si5351. It looks slightly different from the way I do it in the Si5351 Arduino library and I haven’t personally tried it, so I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but I wanted to pass it along in […](image)

Many Thanks

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:49:57 +0000

Today I received a pleasant surprise in my inbox: That’s a bit more than $8 at the current exchange rate. I didn’t know that someone (or multiple someones) was already using the Brave browser and allocating Basic Attention Tokens to me, so that was a really awesome surprise for me today. Thank you very kindly […](image)

Whew Laddie

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:09:20 +0000