Provisional Patent Issued!

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Burlesque Hall of Fame

Thanks to Janelle Smith for sending me a copy, and all of the people at the Burlesque Hall of Fame for including Michele Marshall (Mom) in this years program.

BHOFMM

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Michele Marshall Forte, my mother, NJ left us peacefully on September 23, 2013.

She was born on May 10th, 1926 near Travillians VA, and survived two marriages, first to John Marshall, and then Anthony Forte.

Michele became a top performer on the burlesque circuit during the 40’s and 50’s working under the names Michele Marshall, Bonnie Blue, and Divena which she performed on the Ed Sullivan Show, and was also featured in LOOK Magazine. She worked mainly in the Chicago area, but also was a featured performer in clubs in New Orleans, Havana, New York, and Miami. She is also an inductee in the Burlesque Hall of Fame located in Las Vegas.

She lived a more interesting life than most of us can ever dream of.

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New Translations

Santiago Gil has translated the SDR# Quickstart into spanish. The translations fo the other ADSB files (Quickstart and Antenna) will be added shortly.

EDIT 5/30: Added ADSB Quickstart and ADSB Antenna translations (Spanish) by Santiago Gil

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Help Wanted

I’m working on a new project. Unlike this blog and a couple other things I’ve done, this one is open for the community to help.

GatHub is designed to be a repository of open source 3D and CAD designs for weapons, and related files. I’m seeking people willing to spend time helping create a unique image for the site. Right now it’s a blank WP install. Logos, layouts, artwork, etc. are all needed. I’m also looking for people with experience in 3D printing, CAD, and any other related skillset that might be of help with the site and it’s contents.

www.gathub.com

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Your First ADS-B Antenna

I’ve been answering questions in IRC about some simple antennas to replace the stock antenna that comes with the DVB-T dongles. The design is one I’m currently using and the performance is pretty good for a 15 minute build. See the link in the SDR page.

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ADSB# Quick Start

Prog (Youssef), and Ian are still tweaking the code for ADSB# so I thought I’d post a preliminary version of the Quick Start for ADSB#. It should stay 99% the same as far as installation and configuration.

I’ve included configuration with Virtual Radar Server, and I’ll be adding Plane Plotter in the next day or so. ASDBScope instructions in the latest version.

Downloads Moved To The SDR Page

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A couple quick changes

Because of an update to wordpress, the template that I was using no longer functioned properly. Since I had to update things, I also made a couple pages specificly for SDR (software defined radio), and the Raspberry pi.

Future changes or additions may be made there without notice on the front page.

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ADSB# Quickstart

I’m working on a quickstart guide for the new ADSB# (www.sdrsharp.com) and I’ll be posting it up here in a day or so. I will include interface guides for PlanePlotter and Virtual Radar Server.

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SDR# Quick Start Guide

It looks like its been more than a few weeks since I actually posted something here. I’ve been busy with some personal suff.

In the meantime, I’ve been trying to keep busy by getting back into radio as a hobby, and the timing for that turned out to be pretty good. There are cheap ($20) dongles that plug into USB ports that were designed to receive digital TV in Asia. Pretty useless here in the US, until some really clever people found out that they could be turned into general purpose receivers with a frequency range of approxomately 52Mhz to 2Ghz.

The best piece of software for using it this way is a windows package called SDR# by Youssef Touil. www.sdrsharp.com

It’s completely free, pretty damn fast, and getting better with each revision. And did I mention that it’s free?

I’ve gotten to know Youssef pretty good from conversations on IRC, and he’s a pretty cool guy. So when I had a chance to contribute something to the project, the code was in pretty good hands, so there wasn’t much I could do there. He has the DSP math and other parts rock solid, and there are some pretty clever people jumping in to help him with other parts of the program. So what was missing was a Quick Start guide for setting up the software. Because of some technical issues with licensing, the install had to be split up into several parts to be installed seperately. Lurking in IRC (freenode #sdrsharp), it became pretty clear that new users kept asking the same questions.

The result is two versions of the same guide. A pdf version, and a web version. Feel free to let me know of any errors or exclusions. I’ll keep the guide updated as necessary, but only when important changes are made to the program, or installation procedures change.

UPDATE: I’ve been asked by several people for translations of the pdf into other languages. If anyone is willing to contribute, I’d gladly post here with due attribution. I’ve been asked for French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, and German. Of course, any language would be welcome.

Downloads Moved To The SDR Page

8/18/12 – Ver 1.2a Updated html and pdf with format and spelling corrections, and minor content changes. Cleaned up HTML. Note to self, NEVER let Office create a web page from a document! Ever!

Current SDR# version binaries as reported by the SDR# website:

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