HOW-TO run a Raspberry Pi 1 from a USB HDD (or why is G0WFV’s site is so sloooooooooow?!)

I recently re-installed my Raspberry Pi after yet another SD card crapped out on me.  Instead of running from SD card though, I installed Raspbian on an external USB hard drive … … on a Raspberry Pi 1 B+! Yes it is possible!  Not in the same way as you would with a Raspberry Pi 3,… Read More HOW-TO run a Raspberry Pi 1 from a USB HDD (or why is G0WFV’s site is so sloooooooooow?!)

That moment when you discover a use for an old (rotten!) mic cable (or how to make a programming cable for an FT-90R using an Arduino!)

Since setting up my ‘new’ shack, I’ve been using my Yaesu FT-90R for 2m/70cm FM.  I must have bought it the late 1990s and it was used extensively in a mobile environment, moving from car to car for a number of years right up until I replaced it with my FT-857D when that got replaced… Read More That moment when you discover a use for an old (rotten!) mic cable (or how to make a programming cable for an FT-90R using an Arduino!)

That moment when the new guys’ interests reinvigorate yours … (or how I received SSTV from the ISS!)

I may have mentioned somewhere on this blog that I’ve been licensed since I was 18 years old; young for this hobby we call Amateur Radio.  That comes with some pros and some cons … One pro is that after 24 years, I like to think I know what I’m doing (kind of!), one con… Read More That moment when the new guys’ interests reinvigorate yours … (or how I received SSTV from the ISS!)

That moment when you can’t find your CAT cable (or HOW-TO Program or CAT control your rig with an Arduino!)

… well kind of! If like me, you have a habit of misplacing CAT cables for rigs, this little tip might come in handy. I’m fairly sure I’m not the first to do it, but I couldn’t find any ready to go instructions or write ups of this being done, so here we go –… Read More That moment when you can’t find your CAT cable (or HOW-TO Program or CAT control your rig with an Arduino!)