I am an independent contractor specializing in software development, a hobbyist linguist learning Japanese, and an avid computer gamer. I also enjoy biking and swimming. The name of this site comes from my Amateur Radio call-sign, which is KD0BPV. I am a collaborator on the Aardwolf project, and contribute to other open source projects as well.
I managed to find enough money to order the new AF unit for my VX-7R. Last night, I looked over the invoice from Yaesu and noticed the sales staff forgot to add my apartment number to the shipment. Whoops. A minor issue to be sure, but I really didn’t want the shipment to be delayed.
The spanner wrench finally came yesterday, and I successfully got the PCB out of the radio. Initially, melting the solder off the posts went fairly smoothly, though I had to max out my iron after all. Once I had the defective filters out, I had to ream out the holes because some solder was left …
The IF filters for my radio came today. I excitedly got to work taking my radio apart to get down to the bad filters, but hit a snag.