Using DYIMore 2.42″ 128×64 “SSD1309” OLED with ESPHome
I recently started playing with ESPHome again, a very powerful firmware generator for ESP8266/ESP32 IOT modules. I’ve been creating a control panel for my Chinese laser-cutting machine to display coolant temperatures and control the speed of the fume extractor. It’s based on a RobotDyn IOT AC dimmer which has an integrated power supply and uses […]
Yep, this is just a quick note to emphasise just how useful Dropbox can be. It doesn’t just back up all your data on-line but also keeps snapshots of previous versions of files and also deleted files. This last feature just saved me quite some time – after finishing my OU assignment I was ready […]
Scotland Trip – SOTA GM/WS-001 Activation
During our Road Trip to Scotland I hope to make at least a couple of QSOs from the summit of Ben Nevis to activate SOTA GM/WS-001.
Holiday Road Trip to Scotland
When thinking about our holiday this year we decided not to go abroad — as we already are and haven’t seen as much of this rather nice country yet :-) Instead we will spend 10 full days exploring Scotland from Friday 10 to Monday 20 August.
Taking over QSL Submanager Post for MØPAA-MØZZZ
Here in the UK, the incoming QSL Bureau (something like an amateur radio postal service for cheap delivery of QSL cards) has a clever and efficient model. Cards that arrive at the central RSGB QSL Bureau are sorted by callsign blocks (like G4NAA-NZZ, MØPAA-MØZZZ etc.) and then passed on to the respective submanager.
IARU HF Championship 2007
As I became quite active on the bands, I was looking forward to the next big contest (an amateur radio competition) to test my operating skills under stress. IARU HF Championship gave me an ideal opportunity.
Me and Amateur Radio (part three)
Right, let’s get this rather lengthy “introduction” to my amateur radio affairs finished :-) You can read part one and part two in case you missed them.
10 Years Gone from the Grammar School
The time just flies – on 21 May it was 10 years since I passed the final exams (equivalent to UK A levels) on the grammar school in my home town Strakonice. To celebrate this small anniversary there will be a reunion on 19 June 2007 in the pub “U Panaka” in Strakonice starting at […]
Towel Day – a Tribute to Douglas Adams
Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood that really knows where his towel is.
Driving on the Wrong Side
As I’ve been driving here in the UK for quite some time now (actually over a year and a half of daily commuting to work plus some weekend trips totalling at over 18000 km), I wanted to share my experiences with you :-)