Author Archives: Ralf

VHF locator database

One of my projects on this site is a program to create a locator database for various contest programs. The project is already from 2011, but it is still in use and there are some new things. This article is … Continue reading

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China Gadget: 35MHz – 4.4 GHz LTDZ Spectrum Analyzer

In VHF contests, the question sometimes arises of how far I can drive my power amplifier without causing too much interference. In Ilmenau, we have many stations in a relatively small area, and we don’t want to interfere with each … Continue reading

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Solar eclipse 2021

The last solar eclipse in 2015 has been announced very loud by all public media. This time there was nearly nothing to hear and to read about this upcoming event. Only a very short sentence in the morning news has … Continue reading

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Xiaomi Mi A1 GPS Problem

My mobile phone, the Xiaomi Mi A1, is no longer one of the current models, but it works great and still receives the latest security updates. Well, a few months ago the GPS was a bit weak. It got worse … Continue reading

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Lost Places: Glaswerk Ilmenau, Teil 2, Neubau

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch. Der Altbau beherrbergte einst die Glasrohrzuglinie, eine Mitte/Ende der 80er Jahre aus Japan importierte Fertigungslinie für technische Glasrohre. Damals war sie sicher eine der modernsten der Welt. Die Produktion im Altbau steht … Continue reading

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