Author Archives: Dwayne Sinclair

Ham
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Lightning Detector

Commercial weather services that provide lightning detection via API cost a small fortune in subscription costs since lightning detection is a small part of a total weather monitoring package. As a ham radio operator, I needed something simpler and came across several projects that build lightning detection around Adrunio and Raspberry Pi’s using the AS3935 detector…

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101, ESXi
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vSphere ESXi Boot LUN Cloning is Unsupported

Two KB’s document the issue but just a heads up if you have been cloning boot luns to deploy ESXi, you are going to have a really bad day…

The following KB’s detail the issue:  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/84280 & https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/84349

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Ham
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ClubLog Realtime QSO’s

My amateur radio operations run 24×7 and I will complete 2-way contacts (QSO’s) on an adhoc basis. ClubLog is updated realtime as contacts are made.

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Ham
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Satellite Tracking using Astronomy Goto Mount

Recently, I reviewed the video by K4WOF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpgV8P6ocLE  and was motivated to build my own satellite tracking mount. Satellite operations are considerably easier if satellite tracking is automated so that satellite passes can be focused on radio work. Somewhat comically, automated antenna tracking looks exciting and generates community interest in our amateur radio activities. I have to apologize as mistakes were made by me as I came up to speed with satellite operations. A shout out to Jason N8PDX for invaluable feedback.

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201, Software, VeloCloud
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VeloCloud Event Log to Splunk

Recently announced is the ability for VeloCloud Edges to send Syslog to your favorite syslog server. This is a welcome feature to the VeloCloud product but there are some events that occur in the VeloCloud Orchestrator that are not Edge specific. Today we will demonstrate the use of the VeloCloud REST API and Splunk Modular Inputs to pull the VeloCloud Orchestrator Event Log data into Splunkā€¦

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