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Radio

OmniRig and Icom Data Modes

I use OmniRig as a middle man for radio control. It works great for what I need, but I find that it could use a couple of different data modes as it only has one mode for data, while many modern radios have separate modes for RTTY and AFSK SSB digital. The default Icom IC-756ProIII […]

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Radio

Anderson Powerpole Connectors

I’ve been using Anderson Powerpole 15/30/45Amp connectors for a while now, but recently I’ve really thrown them on everything. That left me with quite a few different kits and baggies of Powerpole parts laying around. The wife was getting rid of this organizer so I decided to put it to good use. I threw everything […]

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Tools

Felo Workbench Screwdriver Holder

I found zeno4ever‘s Gamma screwdriver holder posted on Thingiverse and decided to give it a try. I don’t have a Gamma screwdriver set, I have a Felo Wood Handle Screwdriver Set that my amazing wife got me for my birthday this year. I’ve really grown to love this set, and they’re my go-to screwdrivers now, […]

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Radio

DIY Heil Hand Switch

HRO recently had a great deal on Heil headsets so I decided to pickup a Heil Pro Set IC. I’ve been looking at these for years, so I figured it was finally time and I’m glad I did. The headset is great, super comfy and sounds great coming and going. I didn’t much care for […]

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Tools

Inset Ruler in Workbench

I inset an 8′ ruler into my workbench for quick and easy measurements. It cant run away from the workbench if it’s a part of the workbench right? Anyways here’s how I did it. I looked at several rulers before I settled on the Starrett ASE-96. I liked that it had big easy to read […]

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nix

Putty and vi

I do most of my text editing on *nix in vim. Sometimes you don’t have access to vim so you have to use vi. No big deal, but for some installs map the arrow keys to letters on the keyboard. Hitting up tends to type a capitol A. It’s usually easy to fix though. Start […]

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Tools

Temporary Workbench Mount

With an ever growing collection of tools and a workbench that isn’t growing anytime soon, I needed to find a way to sturdily mount various tools to the bench without having them take up the whole bench. I looked around online and found a few designs that others had made. Some required you to clamp […]

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Review

TP-Link Kasa HS105 Smart Plug Review

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas tree is up, the lights are on, and the kitten has sap all over her. In the past I’ve used a D-Link smart plug to control the tree and set timers for it. This year it has gone missing. I never had a problem with the D-Link, […]

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STL

STLCYBER Meetup

I finally got to check out one of the STLCYBER Meetup‘s. The meetups are free to attend and are sponsored by local business. They meet up at T-Rex in downtown STL. Every month they invite a new speaker to come and present. This month was Diane McClain who is a cloud security architect with Centene […]

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Uncategorized

Blog Move

I decided to give a different setup and domain a try. Thanks for checking out my content on seanfmcmahon.com! That content will stay right where it is and all new content will be here on catlan.net! -Sean