Those among us who do both flying and ham radio have a dilemma: as a pilot we usually own a high grade aviation noise canceling headset that is generally of better quality than most headsets available in the ham radio market (I personally own a David Clark H10-13.4 headset … try to find a passive headset with similar robustness). However, all standards regarding plugs etc. are different Continue reading
I just found this incredible site of two guys, Brady Lane and Caleb Ihrig, who build their own Bearhawk experimental aircraft and document everything along their way in a video podcast. You’ll find them at dreambuildfly.com and if you are an aviation enthusiast like me you really HAVE to see their stuff. Continue reading
I finally made it! My new web page is here!
After Apple announced the termination of the MobileMe service I had to do something about my web page. A test of WordPress with a free account on wordpress.com convinced me that WordPress might be a nice improvement over my existing iWeb page. Continue reading
Some of you might have heard – well, at least the Apple users among you probably heard – iWeb is almost history, there doesn’t seem to be any plan to keep it alive. MobileMe is definitely history – Apple will retire it in fall and replace it with iCloud, their new service. Problem – there will be no replacement for the existing web page hosting service. Continue reading
Some of you might know the problem: When you use photocopied or laser printed checklist pages with plastic covers that contain a lot of softener, after a while the letters „rub off“ and ruin the plastic covers. This is especially true when using the US military 8×5“ checklist covers. Continue reading
Most pilots among you have heard of the Vans Aircraft marketing slogan of the “RV grin”. Well, after almost 20 years I had the chance to rediscover the pure joy of flying the Piper Cub … and I wasn’t able to wipe that grin off my face for the next couple of hours … the proverbial and above mentioned “Cub Grin”. Those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to fly one yet might wonder what’s so special about the experience. Continue reading
Usually I avoid product recommendations, but this one here is definitely one worth mentioning: Have a look at the FlyBoys FB1316 kneeboard from www.flyboys.com. It’s light, it’s low profile, it’s cool (desinged by F-16 pilots, yesss sir), and it has various unique features that proved to be extremely useful while operating in small GA cockpits. Continue reading
Wow, wordpress is really amazing! I stumbled over this just recently and thought to myself, that I should try this … well, here we are. I’ll try to publish new stuff, bits and pieces, noteworthy or peculiar things, weird things that cross my mind (… well, I think you get the drift) on a regular basis. Continue reading
Die Installation ist Mac-typisch einfach: Die Image-Datei öffnen und die darin enthaltene Datei in das eigene Programm-Verzeichnis ziehen. De-Installation ebenfalls Mac-typisch – die Datei einfach in den Mülleimer ziehen. Es sind keine weiteren Einträge auf dem Rechner enthalten. Continue reading
Amateurfunker sind häufig primär daran interessiert, möglichst weite und seltene Verbindungen herzustellen. Die Technik und viele Faustformeln und etablierte Regeln stammen aus dieser Perspektive – Antennen müssen möglichst hoch hängen, Nutzen von Richtantennen, viel Leistung hilft (außer man gehört zur QRP-Fraktion und liebt die Herausforderung), usw. usf. Aber was ist eigentlich, wenn ich im lokalen Umkreis kommunizieren möchte? Wenn ich VERLÄSSLICH im lokalen Umfeld kommunizieren möchte?