Mobile APRS with Icom IC7100 and mobilinkd

Submitted by gerry on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:20

I used to have a bunch of radios in my car; an IC7000 for HF, a Kenwood TM D710 for APRS/VHF/UHF and a Cleartone CM7 ex-PMR for 4m AM/FM. They were installed relatively stealthily, but when I came across the successor to the IC7000, the IC7100, I saw how I could aggregate all of this into a single radio.
So... long story short, I sold all the radios that were in the car and bought the IC7100

Chirp Files for Baofeng B5 and Wouxun UVD1P (4m version)

Submitted by gerry on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:02

I have created image files for CHIRP for both the Baofeng B5, VHF/UHF dual band HT, and the Wouxun UVD1P 4m/2m dual Band HT with the Irish repeater&internet gateway frequencies and where applicable, access tones. They also contain other frequencies that can be interesting to listen to, such as Marine VHF and PMR446.

Worst. Spam. Ever.

Submitted by gerry on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:51

I just got one of those 'we can SEO you to riches and fame' emails. Normally, I just ignore them, flag as spam so gmail recognises them in the future, and go about my day. This time, however, the brazen tone and apparently international presence of IMPACTFULSEO.COM caught my attention.



Image Mosaic QR Codes

Submitted by gerry on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 11:48

One of the guys at tog mentioned in a recent post to the mailing list the idea of using a photo mosaic to make up a QR code, as opposed to the usual black on white that we see everywhere.

To see if it works, I created one, and it appears that it does. Not sure about the thresholds of size and contrast though, as this is just a proof of concept, rather than an exhaustive study.

Open Streetmaps

Submitted by gerry on Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:46

Open StreetMaps is a worldwide collaborative effort to create a high quality, unencumbered street-level map of the world. When I first came across it, a few years ago, Co. Galway was almost unpopulated (with mapping), and Galway city extended as far as Moneenageesha.

Things have changed, however.

On Marlow's suggestion, I downloaded a daily Garmin build of the Ireland map and installed it to SD card for use on my Nuvi.