I cut it twice and it’s still too short!

For my satellite ground station I built an antenna from the plans by WA5VJB http://www.wa5vjb.com/references/Cheap%20Antennas-LEOs.pdf I originally built a 7 element 70cm antenna. But then added on a two element 2m one. While I had tuned the 70cm antenna, it was tuned a little too low after the second cut to shorten the driven element.Continue reading “I cut it twice and it’s still too short!”

Satellite Fun

I’ve been slowly working towards building a satellite uplink and downlink station for years. I have finally reached a point where I finished building the station and have Receive some signals. The performance is rather abysmal, I still have a fair amount of work to do.

The Lean Startup Movement from a Decision Science perspective

First off, my apologies to actual Decision Scientists. I have no formal training and just recently learned that the area I’m fascinated by actually has a name. There are a lot of anecdotes out there about how wonderful all the different Lean Startup methodologies are. If you go and read the Amazon book reviews, you’llContinue reading “The Lean Startup Movement from a Decision Science perspective”

The Lean Startup Movement and the Quant Uprising

I’m building my first new product in over a decade. I started my career back in 1993 as a black box tester on Media 100. I joined the team just as the first engineering prototypes were coming in from manufacturing, well prior to shipping v1.0. After that I helped create Adobe ImageStyler 1.0 in 1998,Continue reading “The Lean Startup Movement and the Quant Uprising”