Category: Geeky Stuff

1000 Subscriber Live Stream 1/18/23 @ 5PM PST

Yep, you read that right! Thanks to all of you, the MiscDotGeek YouTube channel hit 1000 subscribers this month. This might be small beans for YouTube, but to me it’s a huge deal and a big milestone! To mark the occasion, MiscDotGeek will be doing its first ever Live Stream… okay well Second, if you …

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The 3D Printing Learning Curveball

For a long time, I held off getting a 3D printer for several reasons. The first is that I really felt like I just wasn’t ready for Yet Another Hobby. My life wasn’t together, and my finances weren’t either. I know that 3D printing can be expensive, and I just didn’t have the discretionary income …

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Fall/Winter 2022 Update… Let the 3d Printing Begin!

Hey everyone, I’m very sorry for the long absence. It’s been a while since I’ve written, and so much has changed. In August, I took my 1988 Suburban, loaded it up with a 12 foot UHaul trailer, and dragged all my belongings from rural Western Washington to rural Western Nevada, about 30 miles from Reno. …

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QRP Labs QDX Rev 3 is here… all 2000 of them!

Yep, get your wallet ready: The QDX Rev 3 is here. And there’s more. There are shirts, a hat, a mug, and more. Check it out in the video below:

A Custom VFO with a Custom PCB from PCBWay, and BITX Rebuild Update

As the BITX40 Rebuild gets closer to completion, I find myself wondering if I’ll ever be fully finished with it, or if it will continue as a years long project. I suspect the latter, but for the sake of completing other projects, I want to get it “finished” and leave it as-is for the time. …

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BITX Rebuild Update and Exciting News!

Just a quick update on the BITX rebuild. You’ll notice that I’m not calling it a BITX40 anymore. And, there’s some exciting news I’d like to share about a neat new placing you’ll be seeing more writing from me. Find out in the video below! Also, if you haven’t, PLEASE (okay, begging only a little) …

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First QRP Portable Ops: Failure!

I recently decided that with the amount of camping I’d like to do, I couldn’t handle sleeping in the back of my Suburban. As much as I like the rig, getting in and out is difficult at best, and there’s no room to sit up, let alone stand up. So, I bought The Tent To …

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BITX40 Rebuild Part 2: It Has Begun!

As I wrote in Part 1 of the BITX40 Rebuild Part 1, my own love affair with the BITX40 goes back to December 2016 when a gift from my wife arrived from India in the form of a BITX40v3 from HF Signals, Ashhar Farhan’s company that at the time produced just the BITX40v3. Also mentioned …

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A Personal Milestone: Published on Paper

As far back as I can remember, I have had a fondness for words and language. Even in the second grade, learning the roots of words, their suffixes and prefixes, and so many things surrounding grammar- it was all just fascinating to me. Beginnings Through Middle School and High School, English class was what I …

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Farewell, Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope

It’s fairly unusual to have a common news item discussed in This Space, but this isn’t exactly common news. You’ve certainly heard that the platform on the Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope collapsed today. Of course, it’s relevant here because what radio amateur hasn’t looked at the huge array at Arecibo and simply said to themselves: …

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