Heart Attack!

Before I tell you the story of my heart attack experience, let me say this: I’m a patient, not a doctor. I have had no medical training. If you think there’s a chance you or someone near you is having an heart attack, call 911 right away. And know the symptoms of heart problems, as Read More …

Astron RS-35A First Mod: Inrush Current

The Astron RS-35A makes a distinctive “Thwap” sound when it is first turned on. This is because there is nothing to limit the inrush of current that initially charge the main capacitor. This inrush can be hard on the power switch. I found this article from the repeater-builder website describing how to install an inrush Read More …

An Essay on Decadent Frugality

Today, I am starting a new job, one year and three days after being laid off from my previous one. My “gap year” was great fun, with lots of travel and family time. I took the time to rejuvenate, sharpen up my skills, and find a job that suits me very well. Though there are Read More …