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July 16, 2011

Radio Shack Pro-46 Factory Unlock

Filed under: Random — Tony @ 7:21 pm

This mod will give you access to several frequencies not in the Pro-46’s normal scanning range. It will require you to erase all currently entered frequencies, so I suggest that you write them down on paper *before* you begin this process.

Turn off the power.

While holding down the 2, 9, and L/Out keys, turn the power back on.

This will erase the currently entered frequencies, and input freq.s into the first 25 memories. Of particular interest are the freq.s in the following memories:

#14: 66.450
#15: 76.825
#16: 87.425
#23: 888.96

Each of these freq.s is outside of the normal scanning range of the unit. #14 and #16 are in the TV range, #15 is in the land mobile range, and #23 is in the cellular range.

To use any of these freq.s, first store them in a monitor memory,* then once you have reprogrammed your scanner you can place them into a regular memory. You can then use the manual scan feature to search through the ranges these frequencies give you access to. You still cannot enter frequencies in these ranges manually, but any freq. stored in a monitor memory can be transferred to a regular memory. Best of luck.

*To place into a monitor memory, open the squelch all the way (so you hear static) and push one of the arrow keys. This will start the manual scan feature, but the frequency should not change because the squelch is open. You can then press the Monitor button to store the freq.


January 20, 2009

Upgrade Cisco 186 ATA to SIP Firmware

Filed under: VoIP — Tony @ 11:21 am

When I got my Cisco 186 ATA it had the H.323 firmware on it, but I needed the SIP firmware. I found out that you have to pay Cisco a licensing fee to get the SIP firmware. It took me too many searches to find out how to get the firmware without paying the licensing fee. Follow the directions below to upgrade the Cisco 186 ATA firmware to SIP:
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April 13, 2007

Goldwing Flasher

Filed under: Random — Tony @ 10:44 am

I have my 1983 Honda Goldwing up for sale for $3200. It’s a beautiful bike with only 15k original miles on it, and yesterday someone stopped in to take a look at it. I’ve put 6,000 miles on it without having a single malfunction, but of course while the man was looking at it the blinker system failed. Read the rest of this entry »


February 27, 2007

Toenail Woes

Filed under: Random — Tony @ 2:18 pm

I’m still not entirely sure how it happened, but I am sure that I have one less big toenail. One moment I am getting out of the shower, and the next moment I am tripping and looking down to see my toenail hanging from my toe. I immediately knew that it was beyond the healing capabilities of the band-aid; it had to be pulled.

  1. Soak foot in water to soften tissue.
  2. Find a pliers and pull it off in one quick motion.

I will give a bit advice as to the selection of the pliers; use a needle-nose pliers. I tried using a regular style pliers at first, but the the pliers just kept bumping into the bleeding tissue under the nail which caused great discomfort and an inability to concentrate. Once I switched to the needle-nose pliers I was able to get a firm grip and successfully pull the nail out.

If you would like to see a picture of the toe immediately after the operation or if you would like to see a video of the operation then click on the more link.

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February 14, 2007

Encrypting with TrueCrypt

Filed under: Computers — Tony @ 5:14 pm

TrueCrypt is an opensource application that will allow you to setup an encrypted volume in which you can store your private data. Because TrueCrypt is opensource, it is distributed freely and it is highly resistant to backdoors and other security exploits. Let’s walk through the application to see how easy it is to use. Read the rest of this entry »


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