Superyacht Radio New Competitor

The New Radio from Entel, could be the perfect Superyacht Radio. Expecting the best from all areas of life is something that owners of Superyachts expect, and demand. This not only encompasses yacht decor and culinary standards, but also the more subtle things too. There are literally thousands of radio communications suppliers globally, from a […]

Tips for Replacing Car Brake Pads

Tips for Replacing Car Brake Pads My car recently failed its annual MOT inspection on worn front brake pads. Being an experienced engineer, and having even taught GCSE Motor Vehicle studies, I decided to do the work myself. The first issue was getting the locking wheel nuts off, as the key was slipping. A tip […]

Flying Transmitters – Part 1

Increasing radio coverage range Radio communications at frequencies above 30 Mhz normally travel between transmitter and receiver, in what is known as ‘line of sight’. In other words they don’t bounce off the atmospheric layers, or the ground, as they can do below 30 Mhz. You may have noticed that if you are listening to […]

What happens when you pour water on an induction motor

Pouring water on an Induction Motor may stop it working, due to the lowering of the insulation resistance of the internal motor coil windings. The coil windings are located inside the metal case of the induction motor, and are what generates a magnetic field, which makes the motor turn. This article will focus on what […]

Motivation – What Motivates You?

What Motivates You (Passions) I regularly ask myself the question ‘what motivates me in life’. So far have always ‘heard’ back the same voice in my head, telling me the answer. The answer that the voice in my head tells me, is three things:- Property Adventure Travel I am happy and motivated when at least […]

Zigbee

Zigbee Developed by Zigbee Alliance IEEE 802.15.4 based specification High level communication protocols Used to create Personal Area Networks (PAN) Uses small low power digital radios Typically used for home automation, medical device data collection, other projects requiring low power & low bandwidth Conceived in 1995, standardised in 2003, revised in 2006 Features of Zigbee […]

Washing Machine Repair Fault Finding

Washing Machine Repair Fault Finding Last Sunday while our Washing Machine was going through its washing cycle, the electrics tripped. The first thing I tried was to reset the RCD, but it would not reset. This was because a ‘leakage’ fault between the ‘line’ wire and the earth connection still existed. So it was time […]

Satellite Dish Installation Tips

Satellite Dish Installation Tips Installing a satellite dish at your home or business premises is not as difficult than you might think. This article is focused on installation of satellite dishes receiving television signals from Geostationary Satellites. Satellite System Components To receive television signals from a satellite, you will need:- A satellite dish An LNB […]