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* I can write code in C, perl and php amoung others.  I wrote the repeater recorder for the useca amateur radio club (which I need to get back running again).
 
* I can write code in C, perl and php amoung others.  I wrote the repeater recorder for the useca amateur radio club (which I need to get back running again).
 
* I'm a ham, as I mentioned, call sign N8VI.   
 
* I'm a ham, as I mentioned, call sign N8VI.   
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* I've been interested in astronomy since I was 12, and have had a couple of small telescopes.  I am in the process of building a [[Dobsonian|large one]].
 
* ptimmins and I have a fully-redundant home network architecture (we live 1200 feet apart, have highly sensitive 802.11 radios, and work for the same ISP).
 
* ptimmins and I have a fully-redundant home network architecture (we live 1200 feet apart, have highly sensitive 802.11 radios, and work for the same ISP).
 
* I've been using NetBSD for years, but am coming to be quite a fan of debian and ubuntu Linux.
 
* I've been using NetBSD for years, but am coming to be quite a fan of debian and ubuntu Linux.
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====Projects====
 
====Projects====
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* The [[Dobsonian|12.5-inch Dobsonian telescope]]
 
* The [[2m-window-loop|2-meter window antenna]] in the e-room <b>DONE</b>  
 
* The [[2m-window-loop|2-meter window antenna]] in the e-room <b>DONE</b>  
* A [[2m-avr-superhet|2-meter AVR-controlled double-conversion superhet receiver]]
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* A [[2m-avr-superhet|2-meter AVR-controlled double-conversion superhet receiver]] <b>ON HOLD</b> while I build a telescope
  
 
====Equipment====
 
====Equipment====
 
I've put a few bits of equipment in the e-room that I encourage you to use!
 
I've put a few bits of equipment in the e-room that I encourage you to use!
 
* [[MFJ269B|MFJ 269B Antenna Analyzer]]
 
* [[MFJ269B|MFJ 269B Antenna Analyzer]]
* Elenco audio signal generator
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* Elenco SG-9200 audio signal generator http://www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/SG9200.pdf
* Elenco RF signal generator
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* Elenco SG-9000 RF signal generator http://www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/SG9000.pdf
* 500MHz Frequency counter
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* GW GFC-8055G 500MHz Frequency counter
  
 
====Things I'd like to learn====
 
====Things I'd like to learn====
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* I love teaching.  So long as you're not looking for something boring like help fixing a PC, just ask!
 
* I love teaching.  So long as you're not looking for something boring like help fixing a PC, just ask!
  
 
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[[Category:Members|Brad Tarratt]]
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Latest revision as of 09:08, 28 August 2012

Hi, I'm Brad Tarratt. On Freenode irc, I go by n8vi, which is my amateur radio callsign (and a nod to Bill Joy's classic text editor).

I drop by the shop completely at random, often when noone's around. If I intend to stick around for any reasonable period of time, I'll flick the twitterbot on.

Contents

Hobby background

  • I think I've got digital electronics down; I'm now making my first foray into analog and RF.
  • I like AVRs and am a fan of the arduino bootloader. I am not, however, a fan of the arduino board itself, I like to make projects on my own boards.
  • I can write code in C, perl and php amoung others. I wrote the repeater recorder for the useca amateur radio club (which I need to get back running again).
  • I'm a ham, as I mentioned, call sign N8VI.
  • I've been interested in astronomy since I was 12, and have had a couple of small telescopes. I am in the process of building a large one.
  • ptimmins and I have a fully-redundant home network architecture (we live 1200 feet apart, have highly sensitive 802.11 radios, and work for the same ISP).
  • I've been using NetBSD for years, but am coming to be quite a fan of debian and ubuntu Linux.
  • I seem to have inherited the [Toughbook Wiki].

Projects

Equipment

I've put a few bits of equipment in the e-room that I encourage you to use!

Things I'd like to learn

  • analog and RF electronics design (we'll see how this superhet project goes)

Things I'd not mind teaching

  • I love teaching. So long as you're not looking for something boring like help fixing a PC, just ask!