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Brian Skrentny
Wisconsin
My hobbies, my family and anything else that's interesting
Interests: Amateur radio, electronics, computers, photography
Recent Activity
Here's a quick demo of a few of the light patterns I created for the Pololu LED light strips driven by an Arduino. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Brian Skrentny's blog
Here's a quick video to demo the new BCD display mode I added to the Wise Clock 4. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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A new version of the iCade, called the iCade Core, is due out this year for iPad and iPad2 owners. More information here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Brian Skrentny's blog
The latest version of 1Password is very nice. Already updated for FF6. Check it out -- for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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AES is now selling the popular 2m/44o and 2m/220 HTs for only $119.99. They are also selling a few accessories as well. Give them a visit www.aesham.com Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at N9LOO
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Check out the latest arcade game cabinet for the iPad. Order now at ThinkGeek website. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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A new lineup of media players from A.C. Ryan called Fluxx is due out late March. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
Be sure to let your US Representitive know that you are opposed to bill HR 607. See more information at ARRL website or here. For a ready to mail form to send with your information visit this site: http://www.kd4pyr.net/hamletter.htm Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at N9LOO
After hours of searching, I finally found a source to download the CS-2800 software for my IC-2800. Thanks to whoever shared it as I can once again program my radio via a PC. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at N9LOO
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I'm working on compiling a list of all the bars in Washington County (WI). This is proving to be much more difficult task than I anticipated as many are either closed now, changed names or just recently opened and not published yet. The list that I have compiled so far... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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After being away from this conference for a few years, it's great to be back. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
I've been spending quite a bit of time on my new web site at http://bskrentny.com using Joomla. Quite a learning curve but the (practically) limitless design flexibility is quite appealing. The more I learn, the more I want to change which accounts for a large timesink. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
It wasn't an easy game to watch but the Packers are going to the Super Bowl! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
Chloe enjoyed going to see the Frogs exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum on her birthday. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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The Ozaukee Radio Club now has a facebook page -- Check it out! 73, Brian - N9LOO Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at N9LOO
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If you're looking for an inexpensive dual-band HT, check out the Wouxun KG-UVD1P. It has all the great features of one of the 'Big 3' HTs but for a lot less $$$. 409shop.com ships them directly from overseas and several ORC club members have had ordered one without any problems.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at N9LOO
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The 10th anniversary edition of the Knoppix Live CD/DVD version 6.4.3 is now available at http://www.knoppix.net/ for free. This is a great way to get familiar with Linux and not be bothered with installing it on your HD. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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If you're looking for a small USB flash drive, check these out. Amazing. http://usb.brando.com/buffalo-usb-nano-flash-drive_p1919c41d15.html Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at Brian Skrentny's blog
Today I was able to make a few QSOs via Echolink on my iPhone -- all giving good audio reports. This is great news as I wasn't to happy with the results the last time I used the app. It would disconnect me while on a QSO and the audio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2010 at N9LOO
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For Mac users that would like to install AV software, here's a link to download Sophos for free! http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/ I've been running it for a few weeks now and haven't had any problems. It's very 'Mac friendly' and unobtrusive at this point. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Brian Skrentny's blog
Jim, K9QLP, informed me that his repeater on 442.100 has been upgraded and now has greater coverage. I can confirm much better reception at my QTH in West Bend, WI. If you're in the area, be sure to check in and say Hi. Or if you are on Echolink, his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at N9LOO
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On several ocassions I've needed to quickly edit the host file on my Mac but it was always a pain to do. Wanting to use a GUI text editor instead of the common command line editors in Terminal, I thought TextEdit would work just fine but I get the error... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Brian Skrentny's blog
I recently needed to update the time stamp on several thousand photos. I have been using a great (Mac) tool for this called 'A Better Finder Attributes 4' from http://www.publicspace.net/. But this time I needed to increment the time stamp for each file sequentially. What to do? What I came... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Brian Skrentny's blog
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I've had the HomePatrol since it was available and really like it. Of course there are a few things that could use improvement -- most likely they will be addressed and/or updated in the coming months. Uniden addressed the ever increasing complexity of programming newer trucked radio systems by simplifying... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at N9LOO
I will be posting everything specificly related to my hobby of amateur radio here. Brian - N9LOO Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at N9LOO