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Download iBooks from your iPhone or iPad...

Download iBooks from your iPhone or iPad to your PC

My quandary… I’ve been saving various documents, magazines and other publications, mainly PDFs, to iBooks on both my iPad and iPhone over the years.  This is fine if you want to read them on the device or backup and restore to a new device. But what if you want to get rid of your iPad […]

Changing the location of your iTunes bac...

Changing the location of your iTunes backup folder

Disclaimer The information provided here is offered on an ‘as-is’ basis…i.e. it worked for me and others, it should work for you, but you use it entirely at your own risk.  If you don’t know what you’re doing, ask a friend who really knows what they’re doing. Why would you want to do this? If […]

Maplin Ranger 160m Receiver

Maplin Ranger 160m Receiver

Maplin produced another little receiver, in addition to the famous direct conversion project from 1988…it was called the Maplin Ranger.  The 160m receiver covered from 1.8 to 2.2MHz and was designed for AM, SSB and CW.  This time the receiver is a ‘proper’ superheterodyne design with an IF of 455KHz. I obtained one of these […]

Hozelock Polyspray 3 O-Ring

Hozelock Polyspray 3 O-Ring

I really don’t like throwing things away that can easily be repaired…especially when they are well made. Sadly, many of the manufacturers make it difficult and costly to get spares. I have an old Hozelock Polyspray 3 garden sprayer for weedkiller and the like. It works well and it’s easy to carry around. The rubber […]

Yaesu FT-897 Ceramic Filter Problem

Yaesu FT-897 Ceramic Filter Problem

The Yaesu FT-897 has been around since about 2002…they’ve sold thousands of them and they are still popular today.  The FT-897 is pretty much a ‘shack in a box’ covering all the HF bands plus 6,2 and 70.  Yaesu, at the time of writing, still have all the details on their website here…so I won’t […]

LSASS at 50% CPU or more in Windows 7

LSASS at 50% CPU or more in Windows 7

Are you still running Windows 7, like me, but find your computer unbearably slow? If so, it might be an intermittent problem but is likely to be present for a few minutes after booting up.  First of all, make sure no programs or applications are running…especially Google Chrome.  Make sure you have a list of […]

Kenwood / Trio TS-900 Extender Card

Kenwood / Trio TS-900 Extender Card

If you have one of the older classic transceivers, servicing and repairing them can be a real pain without the service manual…and the necessary extender cards, to lift your desired board clear of the others.  Service manuals are normally easy to find on line, but the extender cards are rare.  I’ve managed to assemble sets […]

Peerless K040MRF Midrange Speaker Repair

Peerless K040MRF Midrange Speaker Repair

These units were actually repaired before I did the UHER Elite Series car speakers.  Again these are from the late 1970s…maybe the early 1980s.  At the time, the Peerless K040MRF and the doped version, were thought to be some of the best sealed midrange units on the market.  I built a pair of speakers using […]

UHER Elite Series Car Speaker Repair

UHER Elite Series Car Speaker Repair

Way back in the mists of time, the late 1970’s to be precise, yours truly used to drive a Tahiti Blue Austin Allegro Mark 2, 1300 4 door saloon with boot (reg EWL 481S).  Built in stereo systems and speakers were far from normal then; most cars had a hole you could use for your […]

Blekok Micro-40S SSB Transceiver

Blekok Micro-40S SSB Transceiver

The Micro-40S is a single board SSB Transceiver by Indra Ekoputro YD1JJJ.  I didn’t buy one of these thankfully, but a friend brought one for some TLC.  These things are supplied rather badly, ready built and working.  The one that came to me had a short circuit IRF510 output PA MOSFET.  An easy fix but […]

 
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