Tag Archives: Amateur radio

Mounting the FT-817 Transceiver in an Embedded Application

During the first “Shacktopus” project in 2005 (not the new one), I was integrating a variety of communication, data collection, and audio devices into a backpackable substrate. I put the project on hold to go shut down the old family … Continue reading

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Life on a Megacycle – QST

This article was written by Kirk Kleinschmidt, NT0Z (long-time amateur-radio columnist and author of Stealth Amateur Radio). He met me on the road in Iowa, and wrote this decidedly atypical piece for the ARRL flagship journal… opening doors for the … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #1 – BEHEMOTH Intro, HF Dipole, and Microwave Motion Sensor

While I was living at Sun Microsystems during the home stretch of the 3-year BEHEMOTH project, I started a publication series called the Bikelab Notes. Seventeen of these were published, and they carry some of the best technical details about … Continue reading

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Two Meters Aboard the Winnebiko II – 73 Magazine

During the second bike journey, I had an ongoing column in 73 Magazine, which gave me free rein to talk about any bike geekery as long it was at least vaguely radio related. It was kicked off by a cover … Continue reading

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On the Road and On the Air – 73 Amateur Radio

As ham radio became an ever-greater part of my technomadics, I started writing for 73 and other publications. This cover story was a fun one, and the photo was taken by Karen Greene on Sullivan’s Island off the coast of … Continue reading

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