Posted on February 27th, 2014 11 comments
Get your T-Shirt here:
Posted on February 25th, 2014 6 comments
Dave visits the 2014 CCARC Wyong HAM Radio Field day and sets up a car boot sale.
Posted on February 24th, 2014 147 comments
UPDATE: The managing director of Element 14 has responded officially in the comments below and has CONFIRMED that it IS a US denied persons list!
If your name happens to be fairly common like mine, then you may end up having your orders flagged and put on hold by Element 14, at least here in Australia. Because, well, their system sucks arse, and it seems like they are licking the arse of the United States government to boot. Am I pissed? You betcha!
I placed an order for some innocuous parts from Element 14 in Australia the other day and their system automatically “flagged” my order and put it on hold based on my name being on some US Government watch list!
Yep, you read that right.
My delivery address in Element 14′s system has “David Jones” on it, and apparently the US government are watching someone called David Jones, so you know, a parts distributor in Australia has to flag that and put my order on hold. Makes sense huh?
Posted on February 18th, 2014 18 comments
I’ll be at the CCARC Wyong field day this Sunday the 23rd Feb.
The plan is I’ll be selling my hoard of Tek TDS220 scopes and some maybe other stuff from my car boot in the flea market until maybe lunch time. Then I’ll be wandering around.
Drop by and say hi if you are going.
Video from last year:
Posted on February 18th, 2014 23 comments
What’s inside a classic 1979 vintage Hewlett Packard HP41CV calculator?
Should Dave totally destroy it, or respect such a fine machine?
More photos of the removed PCB are HERE