Fixing dead flat screen monitor

If you switch on your flat screen monitor and it stays blank don’t throw it away and buy a new one. Chances are high that the monitor outage is just caused by broken capacitors. Usually, certain phenomena can be observed weeks or even months prior to the failure of those components. Did it take longer […]






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Finally, I got everything in place to build a very basic portable satellite tracker. Well, sort of: A bunch of servos, a bluetooth slave module, an Arduino Uno and – of course – the antenna. While those parts are great to do some preliminary experiments I decided to order mounting material, enclosure(s) and batteries (to […]






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I’ve always been fascinated by satellite communications and have been gathering ideas for building a satellite tracker right from the day I received my ham radio license back in early 2015. The primary scope of this project has always been to have an easy-to-use portable setup with as little additional equipment as possible. My usual […]






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