Home Assistant

Central air conditioning unit went out a month ago and I can’t afford to fix or repair it.

Put a 5,000 BTU window unit in my office, but I don’t want it running all the time as I need to find a way to cut my utilities to the bone.

Heard about something called Home Assistant where I can control things like that, so I added two smart plugs that it can turn on and off.

And as soon as I can afford a wireless thermometer, it theoretically can turn on and off the window unit based on the temperature in the room.

It is running on a raspberry pi 4 with 8 GB RAM.

No monitor, keyboard, anything, which I find interesting.

Here is a screen shot.

38 Years Later

Got out of the Navy on 19 Jan 82.

I was a radioman, and got interested in Amateur Radio on the midwatches when I had nothing but time to listen, and learn electronics using HeathKit.

Received my first license in the Portland Maine area where I was licensed as KA1JGK.

Operated for a brief bit in Odessa Texas as NNN0YGY as part of the Navy Mars group.

Other than that I haven’t had a operating station since then with all of the travelling I did from 1988 till 2003.

Still don’t have a operating station yet, but I have the start of one.

Got FLDIGI copying the internet teletype station today