Smart Home and IOT

Controlling Somfy blinds with ESP8266

Controlling Somfy blinds with ESP8266

The Story Behind

Somfy?

I recently moved to another apartment where I got motorized blinds. Those blinds works on a system called Somfy which includes one remote. The remote control cost around for the basic…
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Ham Radio

DIY Magnetic Loop – Part 1 – The Capacitor

DIY Magnetic Loop – Part 1 – The Capacitor

Introduction

Just a few months ago I moved to new QTH. I started to look for places to hang a wire and work some HF but I couldn’t find any. The…
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Smart Home and IOT, Ham Radio

How to control an Allstar Node with Google Assistant

how to control allstar node with google assistant

How to control an Allstar Node with Google Assistant

The Idea

I got a message from Rich 4X1DA saying that he wants to give me an Amazon Echo Dot to play with it. He mentioned that someone on YouTube made…
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Electronics, Ham Radio

Yaesu FT-857 CAT mod

Yaesu FT-857 CAT mod

I recently bought the Yaesu FT-857, replacing my ICOM 7000 (great radio BTW) and I realized that I can’t connect both CAT and tuner to the FT-857. As usual, google is my best friend and I…
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