As you may have seen on the news, this winter has been an especially hard one for folks staying home, staying apart, and now with icy weather causing blackouts it has been even harder in some areas. Time to stay home may give you more time to stay at home, focus on what matters, and more time to read and to be prepared… ideally before you need to be.Continue reading “Winter is a good time to think of prepping”
This week, the New Zealand amateur radios on vhf.nz were added to the worldwide Hearham.com repeater listing. These are pulled in with permission and this now allows offline listing of the ham radio repeaters to work for folks in the Android or Linux version of Repeater-START (Showing The Amateur-radio Repeaters Tool):Continue reading “New Zealand repeaters are up! and an intro to csv importing with fgetcsv()”
The repeater database has been udpated today as a Merry Christmas present for DMR Radio users! – over half of the radioid.net DMR listings have now been pulled in to Hearham repeater listing, with permission. This means users looking for DMR digital repeaters will find the RepeaterSTART app more useful in the future!Continue reading “Merry Christmas, and a Repeater Listing update”
As you may have noticed, the repeater-START app doesn’t currently have an option to change that internal km/mile calculation. It also does not have any option to filter the repeaters of VHF, UHF or your preferred band.
Let’s see how to add a new dialog, then store the options, and load them on your program’s start:Continue reading “Building a Linux app part 8: Adding an options screen”
This has been a challenging year for many of us, and while it may be tempting to go visit neighborhood houses for parties or candy, the extra sugar and staying out in the cold could possibly be a setback from healthy progress in recent weeks. Some say sugar worsens immune function. Instead you might consider activities including:
What3words is an interesting alternative to sharing around long latitude/longitude numbers, instead share just a few words!
The first step to integrating the api is signing up for a free API key. Then require the library using composer – in the main project folder run:Continue reading “What3Words API in Laravel: Integrating geolocation finder in your web app”
Just last weekend a record high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded… within the arctic circle! While some would say this is something to panic about, that might point to the same confusion of long term climate vs short term weather confusion and pretending a cold day disproves global warming.Continue reading “Energy of the future”
Have you ever had a flashlight “ruined” by some ancient batteries becoming a permanent part of the flashlight? In my latest instructable I have an example home-re-built flashlight I made recently. If you have some good flashlights ruined by bad batteries please see this tutorial as an example of how you might turn it into something new and working again!Continue reading “Re-flash-light project”
The Repeater-START app now includes repeaters imported from the New England Repeater Directory. This makes the app and repeater listing much more useful to those in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine! This expands the repeater-START app and any other applications needing an offline, fairly complete listing of amateur radio repeaters worldwide.Continue reading “New England Repeaters added to Hearham.live Repeater Listing and Repeater-START”
With the recent increased cases of covid-19, many are staying home or quarantined. Here are a few ideas to productively spend some time…Continue reading “Things to do while distancing or quarantined at home”