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π News and Projects

June 29, 2015 (draft) FT221 to PC Interface

Interfacing my OpenBSD Notebook to my old Yaesu FT221 radio so I can talk to the International Space Station using APRS. here.

January 2, 2014 Past work and projects

Past projects have covered software delevelopment in various language, RF and digital electronics. The new site will show a few of them here but is designed to be easier to update. Here are a few that stands out back in 2013 - 2014 Homebrewed Spectrum Analyzer, Direct conversion receiver and various ports of useful tools that can be downloaded from my contrib directory here.

Femtode Engineering

π Author

I am a licensed Amateur Radio Operator with callsign VE4FEB. I usually work on RF projects and occasionally checking in on radio nets on 2m Bands. I am also active on morsecode and CW, mostly on 2m and internet based morsecode cwcom and morsekob.

I have more than 15 years of Professional Electronics Engineering background taking on tasks in Design, Debugging and Manufacturing Support. I spent 8 years of that in the Philippines working on Power Electronics Product Development, later accepting opportunities in Hongkong and Malaysia on a more System Level Hardware Development work.

In the late 1990s’ I have spent most of my time studying infection and stealth technuiques of self replicating programs. Primary interests where polymorphism, encryption, multipartite and multiplatform technuiqes. I learned coding in 32-bit windows and extended DOS assembly during this period. My first Unix exposure was on a AT&T System V (SVR2) compatible version of D-Nix running on a Motorola 68k. It was during the time I was doing field maintenance work for a banks client management system. I completely switched my os to Linux when Redhat 6.1 distro was released. After three months I subsequently replaced it with Slackware, Debian, LFS3.3 before finally settling on Crux. I switched to using OpenBSD around 2006.

I write Atmel firmware using AVRDUDE in OpenBSD, write simulation tools in Plan9 and maintain my code and documentation using Mac OS Mercurial and Bitbucket. At work I mostly deal with tools running on MS Windows. My prefered programming language is C for most of my personal projects, but have written programs in various programming languages including Procedural (C, C++, Python, VB, TCL etc.) and Functional (Haskell and Scheme). I use the tools and language that will get me a completed project sooner.

I maintain a linkedin profile feel free to contact me and connect.

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