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A place for things that pique ones interest

This is a place of thought and reflection for all sorts of curiosities that have come across my web browser over the course of time. The topics could be broad, and most likely will be, however, they will normally be of a technical nature.

There are two types – one you can’t do much about such as power line interference and the neighbour’s solar installation, and one...

Icom's IC-705 is a versatile portable radio. It's a modern amateur radio transceiver that has built-in WiFi. Many radio amateurs like to push...

One of the best things about our wonderful hobby of amateur radio is going portable, especially 10 GHz portable. When your passion is...

What if you want to use a different microphone with your IC-705? Here's an 8 pin mic adapter - a circuit that does...

This circuit describes a Darlington pair that switches a nominal 12v VCC. The choice of the final switching or output transistor determines the...