Why my DreamCatcher 2.03 is a wall decoration.
I built a Tuna Tin 2 in the late 70’s to learn about QRP.
Tuna Tin 2. (not mine) Photo Credit W0CH
What does Tuna Tin 2 have to do with Outernet?
When I was a kid in college, I wanted to learn more than all of the endless book work they offered – Calculus, Statics, Dynamics, Chemistry, Physics, English I, English II, etc. The most satisfying thing was my home project where I learned how to make my own circuit board, etched and drilled it myself. I went to RadioShack and hunted-down all the parts. Raided the garbage can for a tuna can, etc. The point is that I learned stuff from this project that I never really got from even Electrical Engineering labs at the University.
My Outernet education
Fast forward 40 years and a whole career in the cellular industry. I joined Outernet in November of last year and bought a DreamCatcher 2.03 and an SDRX. I played with them and experimented. But even more importantly, I learned a lot. Some things I did not know, so I asked here. Sometimes there was no answer, so I had to research it.
So why is my DC 2.03 hanging on the wall?
So why is my DreamCatcher hanging on my hamshack wall next to my BS, MS and various course certificates? I bought some education. A continuing education certificate in C# costs $5,925 at the local community college. A $100 kit to open your world on something new is a really good price. You really get out of it what you put into it. OK DC 2.03 and SRDX are behind me now. I graduated from the DC 2.03 project.
I’m going to learn more things with the next project – DreamCatcher 3.0 It’s going to be all about solving more problems and challenges in practical datacasting. Buy the next one and get active in the board here. To me the important thing is to share and learn.