Stop EMI / RFI Interference in Off Grid Solar PV Systems

Being a Ham radio operator, I am quite aware of EMI and RFI radiation interfering with my radios. Recently I added an Off Grid Solar PV system to my ham radio station. Using solar panels is great

Mysql Backup And Restore Database

Recently at work, we lost a server that was running our MySql database for the Rivendell Radio Automation that we run. Fortunately I had regular backups of the MySql database, so recovering the database with all of

How To Get a Mac to Print To A Network Printer

Having recently configured my JetDirect 300X print server on my home network, it was time to get my son’s Mac to connect to our network printer. Here is how to set it up: On your Mac, click

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