Friday, May 25, 2012

Thunderbirds Practice

We got to watch the Thunderbirds practice today at Hill Air Force Base in preparation for the open house and airshow - Warriors Over the Wasatch - that begins tomorrow.  It was fun to snap some pictures and snag some audio of their practice. 

Thunderbirds Audio

Monday, May 7, 2012

Motorola Maxtrac 5-pin Accessory Jack

My latest hardware project was to add a mono audio jack to the back of my Maxtrac 800 radio.  I have wanted a way to finally be able to record audio from the radios.  I added a couple of crimp pins to the plastic housing and ran wires from Pin 1 (ground) and Pin 4 (external speaker) to a female 1/8" audio jack.  I got the crimp pins from a DB-25 connector kit from Radio Shack.