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. Continue reading “Repairing my radio – Part 4/4!”
Repairing my radio – Part 3
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 behind, blocking them. It was at this point that I started having trouble. Continue reading “Repairing my radio – Part 3”
Repairing my radio – Part 2
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. Continue reading “Repairing my radio – Part 2”
Repairing my radio – Part 1
A long while back, my Yaesu VX-7R stopped working; I could transmit, but not receive. Last night, I had a weird dream which I can no longer remember, but it kicked my butt into considering repairing the radio myself. I’ve done some research, and I found an article online from another ham who has the exact same symptoms as me, and managed to repair it. In his, and several other cases who responded to his article, the cause was Continue reading “Repairing my radio – Part 1”
Net neutrality is at risk AGAIN
I knew it would only be a matter of time before corporate interests tried this crap again. I urge you to visit GitHub’s campaign page, and join the fight!
Windows screws up… again.
I have a large drive that I use for mass storage for things like media, projects, downloaded files, etc. I have it formatted as NTFS so that I can mount it in Windows and Linux, allowing me to use those files no matter which OS I’m in. I went to create a new directory on that drive, but the command came back with “Read-only Filesystem”. Continue reading “Windows screws up… again.”
Trying to do some work? Here, have some ADHD!
Well, my ADHD kicked my ass today. I feel like I haven’t made any progress on the Fedibook project. Every time I went to look at the code, I would very shortly find myself looking at youtube or some other website instead, regardless of how badly I wanted to work on the project. Continue reading “Trying to do some work? Here, have some ADHD!”
I finally got around to fixing Windows’ bull-shit. Last night, I shut down my computer to save on energy, so this morning I took advantage of the fact that I would have to boot up anyways. I plugged in my thumb drive that I prepared the other day, and loaded up System Rescue CD. I used it to mount and inspect my ESP, which turned out to be perfectly fine! Continue reading “Bootloader recovered!”
Rant: Windows over-wrote my bootloader!
I was using my Windows installation to play some games last night, and left it running when I went to bed so I wouldn’t have to wait a century for it to boot up before getting back into the game in the morning. While I was in bed, falling asleep, I heard the machine reboot, but I didn’t hear the beep that indicates the bootloader started. It’s odd, but not an emergency, so I go to sleep figuring I’ll take care of it in the morning. Turns out, that it’s lost my linux bootloader, and defaulted to the IPv6 PXE rom. Continue reading “Rant: Windows over-wrote my bootloader!”