GB3US d2716d EPROM program ART EPP-2 Advanced Research Technology DOSBox Linux

GB3US d2716d EPROM program ART EPP-2 Advanced Research Technology DOSBox Linux
Today I was finally ready to program the D2716D EPROM for the GB3TC repeater using the GB3US firmware (or more accurately my modded version of the firmware). I never expected to be able to get the EPROM programmer (Advanced Research Technology ART EPP-2) working correctly under Linux but it was surprisingly straightforward. Required parts:ART EPP EPROM programmerUSB Serial device9 pin... Read More

Adalm-Pluto PlutoSDR internet access over RNDIS USB networking device

Adalm-Pluto PlutoSDR internet access over RNDIS USB networking device
The Adalm-Pluto (PlutoSDR) can be connected directly to your router using a cheap and readily obtainable USB network connector which would give the device its own IP address and allow port forwarding.Unfortunately, like me you’ve just bought yours and don’t have the extra USB network connector.You can still connect the device to the internet using the power of internet connection... Read More

Ubuntu wired unmanaged fix

Ubuntu wired unmanaged fix
I have just installed Ubuntu Linux 19.04 on my computer and the icon at the top right of the screen shows wired unmanaged I want to be able to actually manage the network card (it’s mine dagnabbit!) To fix the issue (feature), open a terminal and type in the following: sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf There is a line that reads managed=false... Read More

Cancel Spotify subscription when you have a forgotten or unknown email address or account name

Cancel Spotify subscription when you have a forgotten or unknown email address or account name
So.. the kids have installed Spotify premium on their phones, forgotten their login details and are now costing me £9.99 per month recurring. Spotify can’t (won’t) help as you need to log in to Spotify to cancel the subscription. Here is a solution: Go to https://customer.boku.com/login and type in your phone number, then click on “Need a pin code?” Click... Read More

I heard Santa Claus talking in Morse Code (CW)!

I heard Santa Claus talking in Morse Code (CW)!
Now my new passion is Amateur Radio, I want to see what signals are in the ether. I’m not talking WiFi or mobile phone, but real signals from real people. You don’t get any more real than our friend in the big red suit that goes by so many names: Per Noel, Santa Claus, Sinte Klaas, Father Christmas, Old Saint... Read More

Ham (Amateur) Radio – my latest hobby

Ham (Amateur) Radio – my latest hobby
I have been interested in ham (amateur) radio for as long as I can remember. Before the days of internet being available to anyone in their own homes the idea of being able to talk with people from anywhere in the world – and beyond – has always held massive appeal to me. As a teenager I dabbled a little... Read More

Ubuntu remove icon from top bar [Applications Places]

Ubuntu remove icon from top bar [Applications Places]
Somehow my top bar in Ubuntu Linux had multiple icons for the same program and I could not remove them. Right clicking did nothing, left clicking started the program, Shift-dragging made duplicates of the icon, Ctrl-dragging did nothing useful. There is a solution. Use the Super key (on PC keyboards it is also known as the Windows key) and Alt... Read More