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  • 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…

  • Dropbox Rocks

    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 :-)