Sunday, 20 September 2015

PC Specs

Main PC:
Lian Li PC7 case (bought in 2006, none of the original contents remain)
Be Quiet PSU
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard
AMD FX-8350 CPU @ 4GHz
8GB RAM (2 * 4GB PC3-10700)
Onboard graphics (DVI) - Radeon 3000 series
iiyama ProLite B2409HDS 24" monitor - 1920*1080 pixels
250GB SATA HDD - pinched the old 1TB drive for use in the NAS
2 * DVD writers
Windows 10 Pro

Lenovo B50-30
Intel Celeron N2840 CPU @ 2.16GHz
15.6" display 1366*768 pixels
Windows 10 Home

WD 2TB USB HDD (usually connected to main PC for backup)
D-Link DNS-320 NAS, with 2 * 1TB HDDs in RAID1 (for music and video)
Integral Neon 32GB USB3 flash drive (almost permanently connected and backed up, for everyday files)
Toshiba 640GB USB portable HDD
Seagate 250GB USB portable HDD

BT Openreach VDSL (FTTC) modem
Technicolor TG582n ADSL modem/router/WiFi (ADSL not used)
Edimax CV-7428nS WiFi Bridge (to connect the wired office/shack network to Wi-Fi and internet)
Zyxel GS-105B 5 port gigabit switch (to keep main PC and NAS on a gigabit network)

Other networked devices in the house:
2 * Now TV streaming boxes
Sky+ HD box
Measy Android TV stick
Brother MFC-J265W wireless printer/scanner
iPhone 4
iPhone 5S
iPad Mini 2 (with Retina Display)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Kirkby Moor

Had a walk up Kirkby Moor (SOTA G/LD-049) today, and it was 6 years ago today that Alex G7RNX and myself took part in the 70MHz contest from there.
Here are some photos from September 2009:
 Even though this is nowhere near the summit, it's still in the 25m activation zone for SOTA, less of a walk with a load of batteries and has more fence posts to fix antennas to.

 Yaesu FT-847 with 70MHz conversion
 Sirio 70MHz vertical

 M1AVV also on 2m/70cm for any SOTA chasers
 G7RNX with home built yagi