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Monthly Archives: January 2006

ADSP 218x EZKIT – using it under GNU/Linux


ADI ftp site has a small program for Unix deeply inside some directory (forgot where it is) which provides sources for a program which can be used to communicate with the 218x EZKIT. I had downloaded it sometime ago. Today I tried to compile it but it was failing. With some simple fixes it compiled [...]

Press ‘n’ Peel PCBs


I first heard of this method of PCB making from picastar yahoo groups and later saw many websites devoted to the topic. Since I do not see any commercial way of making the PCBs for the rest of STAR, I thought of buying afew sheets and experiment with them. Today I ordered afew sheets from [...]

PIC-A-STAR build log


I have started maintaining another webpage for logging my PIC-A-STAR building activity which is moving at a snail’s pace. I cannot afford to get time in the working days in the days to come. Next weekend I should be able to complete the codec board and test it next weekend. I keep forgetting to buy [...]

First QSO with W station


On last friday, I had my first QSO with a US station Ben, WD8CCC. The propagation conditions were just right. I also heard WB2AJI, but there was a huge pileup from European stations. I waited and waited and the propagation faded the signal away after a while. Nevertheless, it was a great feeling to have [...]

Motion of satellites


While researching on how satellites orbit around the earth, I started reading more about the celestial motion and orbital mechanics. It is one of the most fascinating subjects I have ever looked at. One of the best places to look for is obviously wikipedia but there are topics which are not clearly explained there. An [...]



Those of you who are running GNU/Linux can now run a GUI of dttsp called dttsp-shell.

Switched to WordPress


Since I got myself a new domain, I thought I would switch to a better blog management software and hence made yet another switch. In the coming days, I will try to import as many entries as I can into wordpress, so that they are all preserved.

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