old timey radio and microphone

I’m starting a ham radio network and I’m calling it Digital Private Calling Network, or DPCN.

Trunking, private calling, text messaging, centralized codeplug management. Join us!

Home Automation to the Rescue

Our pet is currently ill, which means she has diarrhea. She went in the basement twice while we were away (thank goodness for unfinished/concrete floors and her instincts), but I didn’t want her to go in the house while we were home and asleep. She’s very quiet and doesn’t wake us up, so what to do?

Net Worthless Websites

If you search for my name, some of those websites that purportedly show a celebrity’s net worth may pop up. Sadly I am neither a celebrity nor worth millions of dollars. Perhaps I had better fill out the part of the questionairre that asks my net worth instead of always selecting “prefer not to answer.” 😐

XPR5000 Internal vs External PA

Motorola’s XPR5000-series mobile radios have two different output pins for a PA (Public Address) system. You would typically use this if you were using your radio’s microphone to speak over a loudspeaker to address, you know, the public. Their installation guide says pin 13 on the rear accessory connector is for “PUBLIC Address 1” and pin 15 is for “PUBLIC Address 2,” but the radio programming settings only describe “Internal” or “External” PA.

![Table 3-1 Rear Accessory Connector Pin Functions table](/images/Screen Shot 2019-07-05 at 19.20.13.png)