Category Archives: Cool Tools

Software Defined Radio Tuning HF

Well DOD is going to be as jealous as hell. I have made a long wire antenna and now can use the Ham IT UP up converter to tune GQRX to the HF bands. I had a bit of trouble … Continue reading

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Software Defined Radio

I have got a new fun little toy for the computer. A NooElec NESDR Mini +0.5PPM TXCO USB TRL-SDR Receiver which receives from ~50 Mhz to ~2Ghz ¬†and a NooElec Ham IT Up v1.2 Upconverter which allows tuning down to … Continue reading

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Old Bloke builds Mac Pro Killing Super Computer

OiOi, Well the last time I built a computer was in the 1990’s and the first Pentium had just been released but for a utter computer noob it worked well. Since then I discovered the joys of Apple computers and … Continue reading

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Last bedroom door fitted

I fitted the last bedroom door today which should stop the finches from making nests in our insulation. The door fitted perfectly. A bit too perfectly as I realised from the inside as I was taking the picture below – … Continue reading

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New Solar Panel Frame

Well after a week of welding I finished the 4 frames for the new solar array only to discover I could barely lift them let alone carry them to where they needed to be – design flaw I might make … Continue reading

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New solar panel frame begins

As my first solar frame blew out of the ground in a huge storm last year I have been saving up for solar frame mark 2 which I began today. My plan for this frame is more steel, deeper in … Continue reading

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