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KC0MKS

Member Since: April 13, 2010

Country: United States

  • Holy coulombs Batman! Is that the “Bearded Banana” and his sidekick “Chimp”?

  • I have a project that could use that also!

  • Hmmm… foot switch for use on radios (Ham Radio)! Thank you!

  • Or the turbo lift…

  • Thank you for flying the U.S. Flag!

    Where can I get a SparkFun flag? :-)

  • Perhaps you should also invite the Minnesota Vikings and bury them at the same time…
    [and yes, I live in MN]

  • I noticed that this transmitter frequency falls within the 70 Centimeter Amateur Radio (Ham) band. And specifically within a frequency range that is used for linking repeaters together:
    http://www.arrl.org/band-plan-1
    Granted this is a low power transmitter at 32mw, but building a high gain antenna and/or having elevation (RC Plane) could interfere with Amateur Radio communications.
    If you know any Amateur Radio operators nearby, contact them to see if there would be any cause for concern. Or you could go to the FCC ULS system and do an advanced search:
    http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp
    I think that you will find that most Amateur Radio operators will take a genuine interest in your project. Be prepared for the inevitable “you should get your ham radio license.” ;-)
    Thank you and 73!

  • Any suggestions for mounting screw/bolt size and associated standoffs? A 4-40 just doesn’t make it through the hole… Though the schematic, datasheet and source code are nice, the PCB layout is missing and therefore mounting hole sizes. I’m hoping not to drill and lose the through hole plating. Thanks!
    [Found my answer at a real local hardware store… metric m2.5x20 bolt with washer/nut will work with a 4-40 x ½" stand off.]

  • Just a side comment here about the use of scanners in vehicles… Some state (and federal) laws prohibit the use of scanners in vehicles. Even if you are “just passing through.” Most of those states will allow it if you have an Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) license. More info:
    http://www.afn.org/~afn09444/scanlaws/scanner5.html
    http://www.afn.org/~afn09444/scanlaws/federal4.html
    Enjoyed the video! Nice work! Be careful out there!
    -Jeff
    KCØMKS

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