Rebuilding this LDG 4:1 balun. It apparently spent much of its previous life outdoors un-weatherproofed, so the only original parts are going to be the toroid and the case.

An Atlas 210X 5 band HF rig mounted in a 220-CS AC console. Sounds like it works but I need to connect it to a proper antenna. Haven't looked inside the radio yet.

Love this newest straight key added to my collection, made from...a key. Acquired this one through the 2020 ARRL Auction

Havent' had much time to play with this RigExpert Stick 230 antenna analyzer, but I think the REPLACEABLE 18650 battery is a pretty great feature

It's ! Vote for the fattest bear at Brooks River in Katmai National Park as they head toward hibernation.

A couple more x-rays of my HP 28S. 80 kV, 2 mAs. The higher energy shows some more detail through the circular object.
Thanks to a friend of mine for reminding me that the HP 28S can beep, so the large circular thing would be a piezo buzzer.

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X-ray of my HP 28S. 28 kV, 63 mAs. Not sure what the large dense circular object is, but it's something that sits under the LCD. Perhaps some epoxy covering up a chip. I'll have to try another shot with higher energy x-rays.

I'm so sorry to say it, but today @linuxjournal closed down for good. As you can imagine we are all so sad that this is the end. You can read my final goodbye here:

Integrated Development Environment KDevelop 5.3 is released today with support for the Qt analyzer Clazy plus improved C++, Python and PHP support.

tech/AI shitpost 

turns out that “AI” is just a bunch of if statements stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat

One day I will learn how to design PCBs, but until then I will find other things people have already shared on OSHPark that do more-or-less what I want and buy them! used to make

Hunkered down. House is prepped. Supplies laid in. Waiting on Florence now.

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