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About w4pfi

Developer, Geek, Amateur Radio Operator

This linux command line is hard!?!

Someone just pinged me with the regular beginner fears of working in a linux environment, especially the command line.    Luckily I found a nice site that gives a good set of introductory command line commands and arguments :  http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux_For_Newbies/Command_LineContinue reading

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Enabling GPIO on the Pi

Need to enable the GPIO pins on your pi.. say for SVXLINK ? A quick command summary : sudo git clone git://git.drogon.net/wiringPi cd wiringPi/ sudo git pull origin sudo ./build VOILA!

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Crackling Raspberry Pi Audio?

Working on an echolink node on one of my Pis. Noticed that even with regular aplay command the audio had a certain snap and crackle to it. The fix is in (actually it’s a firmware update.. so skip down in … Continue reading

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W4BFB Hamfest .. Reviews are in!

(From the W4BFB Website) http://www.w4bfb.org/hamfest2014/index.php Another Great Charlotte Hamfest in the Logbook “THANK YOU” to all our Dealers, Flea Marketeers, Guest, and Volunteers who made this possible. Without you, it would not have been possible. A special THANKS to Kay … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the Charlotte Hamfest

So this year my fellow Charlotte Hams have elected me to the board of the Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society™ … a very humbling experience! So I feel it’s my duty to make sure you attend, lots of stuff this year … Continue reading

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Damn you Prolific

So you have Windows 7 and you want to get a prolific serial device driver that works so you can program your Wouxun, Baofeng etc. read this : http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

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2m / 70cm Cheap Antenna Setup

So I removed the temporary Slim Jim stuck on a fishing pole from the side of the shack. It wasn’t a bad solution but certainly wouldn’t hold up to any real weather. More info on the SlimJim can be found … Continue reading

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Floor is in

Just needs a little quarter round and we should be good to go

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Almost…

Left wall Back wall Right wall Front

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Patch panel setup

Patch panel location (cat6 and pl259).

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