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UMIST Powered Prototyping Board

UMIST Powered Prototyping Board

Back in the mists of time, I spent a while at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology…1980 so no mobile phones back then. No internet, social media or even fax machines. Decent computers were housed in large air conditioned rooms and had a team of dedicated staff to provide the tender loving […]

Lucas Ammeter Wobble on G3LS

Lucas Ammeter Wobble on G3LS

I had a very pleasurable ride to Bellingham for a cup of tea and a piece of lemon cake on Monday…the first of August in 2022 in case you’re reading this at some future time. My ‘Bellingham‘ is in England’s most beautiful county – Northumberland. There’s a most pleasant road running from Acomb up through […]

Adobe Acrobat Reader Update Failed

Adobe Acrobat Reader Update Failed

I recently had an issue when Adobe Acrobat Reader kept failing to update. The error message has disappeared but effectively said that a particular file could not be updated as it had already been updated by another application. The file and path were ‘C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroCEF\libcef.dll’. I searched on-line for a solution and found […]

KW E-Zee Match Lives to Tune Again

KW E-Zee Match Lives to Tune Again

These are great little tuners and are designed to provide an improved method of matching between a transmitter output, or a receiver input, to an antenna system. In standard guise they cover from 10 to 80m inclusive, and allow resistive loads from 15 ohms to 5,000 ohms to be matched. Reactive components in the antenna […]

Volvo Thermostat 31368373

Volvo Thermostat 31368373

Frankly, I would not have believed that in the final weeks of 2021, the thermostat on my car would be conspiring against me…with no other thought than to deprive me of the life giving output from the heater matrix in cold weather. The last time I had to wear a scarf, coat and gloves whilst […]

 
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