equipment

Surprise gem of a find!

In getting sound our of my Zotac Linux PC (see earlier post), I thought I’d just use my Bose Computer Companion Speakers. Plug in the mini-plug to the audio out plug and we’re on to other things! I tried umpteen RCA to mini-plugs from the Zotac audio out to the Bose speakers and all I got was bloops, bleeps, and hissing. OK, so I plug-in my iPod ear plugs and I get great […]

Zotac Zbox and Linux

Parts of the past two days were spent getting a bare-bones PC assembled, operating, and getting my favorite flavor of Linux installed. Since I’ve been battling a cold virus this week, progress has been good. It’s running bit without network connections! The Zotac ZboxHD-ND22 is a small-format PC that’s directed at the streaming-media market but it has a 64-bit chip (Intel low-voltate Celeron SU2300), can handle 8GBs […]

First Shack

Here is my very cramped first ham radio «shack»: a very small corner of our den. This built-in computer desk houses a Dell PC with a 30″ monitor, a JRC NRD-545 DSP receiver, FT-8900R VHF/UHF transceiver, Icom IC-706 HF/VHF transceiver, and LDG IT-100 autotuner. Underneath are a Perseus SDR, Diamond power supply, back-up hard disk, a Drobo 4TB NAS, a 2nd PC running Linux switched to the monitor […]

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