KC0MKS

Member Since: April 13, 2010

Country: United States

  • News - November Caption Contest | about a year ago

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

  • Product BOB-11083 | about 2 years ago

    I have a project that could use that also!

  • News - New Product Friday: The F… | about 2 years ago

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

  • News - Elevator TARDIS Tutorial | about 2 years ago

    Or the turbo lift…

  • News - New Product Friday: Just … | about 2 years ago

    Thank you for flying the U.S. Flag!

    Where can I get a SparkFun flag? :-)

  • News - SparkFun Viking Funeral | about 3 years ago

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

  • Product WRL-10534 | about 3 years ago

    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!

  • Product LCD-09393 | about 3 years ago

    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.]

  • News - The JEEPuter | about 3 years ago

    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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