Cale Mooth

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: First Impressions

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has carried with it plenty of criticism even before it landed in the hands of customers. Work handed us new MacBo..


Super Simple APRS Position Reporter

Barest of bones APRS RF position reporter Updated 10/2016 I’ve been pondering an idea for a super bare-bones APRS position reporter through RF fo..


Hiking Mount Mansfield

In August I had the opportunity to hike the Sunset Ridge Trail to the summit ridge of Mount Mansfield near Burlington, Vermont. This was by far one ..


Introducing Amateur Radio Weekly

While the newsletter has been published for several issues, I recently realized I haven't formally posted anything about it! With that said, today,..


SpaceX-4 Lanuch & NASA Social: A Homecoming

I can't tell you how excited I am to have been selected to attend a NASA Social event featuring the fourth launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule to resu..


Listening and Decoding Data Packets From the International Space Station

On June 19th I set up my Kenwood HT paired with a magnet mount antenna in the driveway, tuned the radio to 145.825 and listened to data packets from..


Building the Softrock Ensemble RXTX

Looking for a cheap HF alternative, I picked up one of the Softrock Ensemble RXTX kits and spent the last several weeks slowly putting th..


Raspberry Pi + Node.js + Socket.IO + Twitter Streaming API = Internet Bliss

I've had an idea floating around for to build a tiny web app that does nothing but display new Tweets as they roll in from my Twitter User Stream. ..


Building an RSS Reader With Meteor

Meteor is a nifty Javascript based platform that features live page updates as data is changed across browsers and users. With the demise of Google ..


Amateur Radio

Because I'm not already leading a completely geek-filled lifestyle between my day job and my time on Jawgrind discussing the merits of or..