This post is not about the the PC/Baofeng cable that is used for programming the radio. If you want one of those, then try Amazon.
This is about connecting the audio streams twixt the radio and a PC.
The basic mission is to take the Soundcard in/out from a PC and connect it to the Kenwood K2 connector that the Baofengs uses.
These cables are simple, and they work, but they may cause damage to either your PC or radio if used incorrectly. Much like a can of Coke.
UPDATED WITH DIAGRAMS FOR THE MENTALISTS
Only read on if you understand the risks
Everyone needs storage boxes for their bits and bobs of electronic dohickery. You can probably buy something suitable from Amazon, but the chances are that you will have suitable items already in your house.
Washing Tablet containers FTW!
If you are getting started with APRS, then the easiest was will be to do it on your Smartphone. This post is only about using Android phones, obviously. The clue is the “droid” part of APRSdroid.
NOTE: for this you WILL require an Amateur Radio License and Callsign. If you do not have a Callsign, then I suggest you just watch what is going on on the APRS.FI website.
So you’ve got that this isn’t about iPhones?
To be honest, we all have those Facebook “friends” that we only keep linked to because either we have to work with them, are distantly related to them. or don’t trust them and think they need to be kept an eye on.
So, how can you see how deeply reprehensible they are? Well one was is to check your Friends list for dodgy page likes. You really don’t want to go down this rabbit hole
The Autocab Omicron is as absolutely awful bit of outdated WinCE rubbish. They are fragile as hell, and suffer many faults, mainly involving the various connectors.
But sometimes they suffer from a software fault, such as losing the auto-boot. This will leave you with a screen like this:
So how do I fix it?
The year was 1997. I was an agent of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. I was present at the vote counting Stafford, as were several of the great and good. I was very drunk, as were several of the great and good.
I really want to read what happened!
Back when I got tired of people stealing my work mapping the Canals and Waterways of the UK (and got utterly pissed off with the changes to Google Maps that madeit unworkable), someone took a copy and put it on Github.
Go on, tell me more
Back in 1984 I start writing a parody computer games based on Star Wars using The Quill adventure writing software on the ZX Spectrum.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The year was 1996. I was a humble software technician at a newly Universitified Polytechnic in Staffordshire. Basically that meant that I reinstalled software every time the students mucked it up, which was daily.
Click to read more about a shit game I wrote
There is nothing more essential to the British way of life, than a man’s right to tinker in his shed.
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