LED Project – Re-purpose LED Flashlight for Closet Light

The before. Home Depot brand LED Work lights. On clearance at the HD for 2 bucks. Picked up the 4 they had on the aisle I was on. Normally the big one runs on 4 AAA batteries (6 volts) and the little one on 2 AAA batteries(3 volts). I’m going to use 9 volt. For …

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A really cool setup…

This is a picture I came across on Pinterest. It is of a beastly tech-ed out setup. There is a Motorola Mobile Computer framed with a GPS, scanner, vehicle lighting control, radio transceivers and a few radio accessories. All mounted on a niece center console. Based on the dial cluster looks like in a Ford SUV. This …

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Why you should upgrade to General Class – by kb6nu.com

Re-posted from kb6nu.com Why you should upgrade to General Class While getting a Tech license is no small feat, one of the first things you should do as a Technician is to start studying for the General Class license. Oh, I can hear the complaints and excuses already. “I’m never going to get on HF, so why …

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Repost: WHY CAN’T PUBLIC SAFETY JUST USE CELL PHONES AND SMART PHONES?

VIA N5FDL AMATEUR RADIO From: National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (npstc.org) via Chris Quirk W6CJQ Why can’t public safety just use cell phones and smart phones for their mission critical voice communications? Unfortunately it’s not that simple. Although public safety regularly use cell phones, smart phones, and other commercial wireless devices and services as a secondary form of communications, these devices and systems are currently not sufficiently suited for public safety mission critical voice communications during critical incidents. Public safety officials cannot depend upon commercial systems that can be overloaded and unavailable.   Experience has shown such systems are often the most unreliable during critical incidents when public demand overwhelms the systems. Public safety officials have unique and demanding communications requirements. …

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