Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Misc notes

Now I'm getting somewhere! I've been scanning lots of slide over the past month or so. I've done about 1000 of the Larsen slides and 700 Hemsworth slides. It's slow, but it's going.

I like stuff like this" IVR Cheat Sheet(tm) by Paul English. This guy took the time to compile a list of what to hit to get to a live operator instead of having to hit numbers and go in circles. He lists quite a few large companies.

I've also been testing more batteries - I've got about 120 that I've been working with (not all of them tested yet though). The BYU Amateur Radio Club (BYUARC) has been collecting batteries for me to test. I'm going as fast as I can. Whatever batteries test good will go back to the club for their members to use with their radios. So far, I've found that their batteries are doing relatively well compared to the ones I've been using (which have been about 50-50). I still need to learn how to test at a higher rate to determine if a battery is good or not without having to wait overnight.