Archive for date: March 1, 2009

The Internet can be an odd place…

March 1, 2009 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

This is just a strange little story. I’ve wanted to add some time markers to the spectrum display on my grabber at, but really didn’t want to link in any kind of fancy graphics code. Really, if I had the data for a simple 8×8 pixel bitmap font, I could plot the characters myself […]

Sigh… Softrock not working…

March 1, 2009 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I think I’ll need to borrow an oscilloscope and see what’s going on. Frankly, I think I just made too many mistakes during assembly. Since I know at least four I made and corrected, I suspect another four luck under the cover. The primary oscillator seems to be running, but I am no longer certain […]

Morning QRSS discoveries…

March 1, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

After more or less a full day where I made almost ever mistake possible (exaggerating) on gettin my Softrock Lite built (which it is, except for connectors, it’s ready for final testing), I put the grabber back up in receive mode. I didn’t bother to get the WSPR beacon back up for now, but that […]