Ham Shack

One does not need to spend a ton of money to have fun in Ham Radio. I am a testament to that. Looking at the picture above; what would you value this setup as? Starting with my VHF/UHF radio which is a BTECH 25X2 Mobile transceiver valued at time of purchase of $114 and moving…

New Hams (Amateur Radio)

I come across and get asked about what to do next. You have studied hard and passed the Amateur Radio test for technician. What do I do next? This was a question I had about 30 years ago. When I passed my test and became a licensed tech in amateur radio. After the test, no…

Public Panic

Everyone has seen it on the news and in real life lately, and that is the food panic of 2020. People act like there will never be anymore food ever. So they stock up on stuff that they normally would not stock up on. It is called “Herd Mentality”. One person will be someone starting…

Pi Hole: Block unwanted Sites

I came across this program about a month ago. Naturally, I had to try it out. So I install this very interesting program onto my Ubuntu home server and directed my Ubiquiti router to route all DNS traffic to my server. To my surprise, everything worked and unwanted traffic was blocked before it hit my…

Plex Media Server

I have a Plex Media server running on Ubuntu in my home and have been running it for 2 years now. I was on a journey to find a program that would index and stream my media library, and Plex was everything that I needed and wanted in a media streamer. I liked it so…

TV Series: Living the Dream

I stumbled onto this show last night as it showed up on New to Britbox. So far, I have only watched the first two episodes of season one. There are two seasons on Britbox as of this writing. So let’s get into what I think about this show so far. This show is about a…