MEP EP#252: Kicking Troglodytes Off The Stage
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MEP EP#252: Kicking Troglodytes Off The Stage


  • PCB serial numbering or other unique marking
    • I have batches of boards and need to put some unique numeric identifier and a MAC address on each board.
    • Besides stickers, laser etching, scratching or DIY stencil and paint, what are folks doing?
  • PinoTaur REV 3 boards arrived
    • REV 4 changes already ;)
  • Ben Jordan of Autodesk will be a guest on the podcast
    • Product manager and is responsible for the EAGLE product
    • Get your Eagle questions in early!


  • Adventures in Rpi 4
    • Midi overkill
    • Clock master
    • Possibly be a usb midi device?
    • Reset?
  • Repairs
    • Roland TR-606 drum matrix
      • Looks like a possible ram IC issue. The unit functions and does things that only a processor could do like blink leds at a particular rate
      • None of the buttons have memory - they do not “store” anything
      • Upd444c obsolete - 6514 SRAM is a drop in replacement
  • The FX Dev board returns
    • 2 versions of the fx dev board now exist
    • Both look like they ditched my ac power supply for a charge pump design
    • Both opted to not do the integrated soldered breadboard
Ham Radio Crash Course
Ham Radio Crash Course
Josh Nass KI6NAZ
Cheapest Ham Shack Build?
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we cover the cheapest reliable ham shack you can build, answer a lot of emails and get into some ham radio technician exam questions.  Ham Radio Minute: Winter Field Day 2021 is coming. Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!  Leah’s Email Corner: We talk about APRS, multi-band antennas, Winlink, international ham radio, a hamcation to Cambria, CA, the communication from the FCC and ARRL, the FT3DR, Whisper and options to figure out what bands are open based on where you are trying to communicate, Benjamin Heeres,a  Cub Scout, who saved a life and earned a rare Merit award (, how to get your wife to agree to a mobile radio, bandwidth availability. Josh explains, “What’s that sound on my radio?” And we might have a touch lamp hitting soon.  You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at  Technician Crash Course: Josh finally gives Leah some hints when she’s out of her depth and she considers making a blog with ridiculous ways to remember test answers.  Drinks: Thanks to Grimous for this week’s Grimous beer corner. Josh had a Sketchbook Brewing Company Barrel Ages Turbulence Imperial Stout and Leah has the Half Acre Beer Company Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout.  Show topic: Josh talks about the cheapest reliable ham shack build options, that Leah doesn’t think is cheap enough. She keeps suggesting this AliExpress build that it turns out she built and might end up with a Brotherhood of the Traveling Ham Shack project.  Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!   You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Want to give use a review?   Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  Ham Radio Crash Course Merch:  Getting started in ham radio:  Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:  Links to products in the video: an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Current Shack Config:ICOM 7300: 3E Yagi: 2730a:  Podcast...................►►►►►► @Hoshnasi  Music by, Sonic Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
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