Solar Panel Installation On The Roof Of My Home

The idea of having solar panels generating my electricity has always interested me. There is just something about generating your own power that is satisfying. Recently, I was in a position to be able to start looking

DIY NVIS Antenna Using a Mag Mount

Part of being a ham radio operator is to provide communications in times of emergencies. With the upcoming Ohio NVIS Antenna Day, I decided to look into NVIS antennas. NVIS antennas, also known as Near Incident Vertical

How To Reset MySQL Root Password

The other day I needed to reset the root password for a mysql database because I forgot it (oops!). Fortunately, there is a simple solution to resetting the root password in mysql. The first thing you need to

Easy Way To Install Equipment into a 19″ Rack

I needed to install a transmitter into a 19″ equipment rack. Since it was heavy, and having installed heavy equipment into a rack I needed an easy way to do that. This is what I came up

Charge Yaesu VX-1R Via a USB Port

One of the many features of the Yaesu VX-1 is its extensive receive capabilities, including the AM & FM broadcast band, as well as 108 – 999 mHz (less cellular). With the 3.7 volt Lithium battery, it

SSH Login to a Server Without a Password

There is another way to login to a Linux / Ubuntu server other than the usual entering a password. It is known as Key Authentication, which is actually more secure than using a password to login to