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Selling Motorola HT750 Radios & Accessories

Getting rid of my Motorola HT750 fleet after having them for many years. They’re also usable in the 70CM ham band.

See the post here on eBay.

17x HT750 Radios
Frequency range: 403-470 MHz

6x Speaker Mics
3x Gang chargers
6x Wall power adapters
10x Impres desktop chargers
12x Desktop chargers
16x Extra Batteries (varying age)
3x Extra Belt Clips

UHF Antennas for all radios. Most are full size, some stubby rubber duck style.

See the post here on eBay.

Apartment Call Box “Hack”

I used to live in an apartment complex that had an electronically controlled front door to the building, coupled with a very annoying call box.

The called party just has to press 9 on their end, front door unlocks.
This method is meant to selectively admit guests to the building.

What happens if you forgot your card key? You’d have to choose your roommate’s name in the list, or hope some stranger would let you in.
What if a robot answered and would let you in, provided the right PIN was entered? Easily done…

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Radar Runs

Sadly, you can no longer reach the top of the mountain any more.
And here is a day time run from 2014.

Location: The Lyndonville Air Force Station, initially known as North Concord Air Force Station. An abandoned general surveillance radar station that became operational in 1956 and was decommissioned in 1963

Removing Nag Dialog from Proxmox 4.x

I received this tip from a co-worker on how to remove the nag dialog box upon login to the Proxmox 4.x web-UI.

  1.  Edit: /usr/share/pve-manager/ext6/pvemanagerlib.js
  2. Search for: ‘Active’
  3. Replace:
if (data.status !== ‘Active’) {


if (false && data.status !== ‘Active’) {

You will need to close and re-open your web browser / clear your cache to see the box removed.

Again like I said last time regarding guilt; there is support from Proxmox available if you feel guilty about using the “hack”

Removing the Proxmox 3.1 subscription nag dialog


If you’re annoyed by the nag dialog that pops up when you log into your Proxmox 3.1 community install, run this patch from VM server in question.

wget -O - | patch -p0

Piping that download through patch, will apply the fix to the appropriate file (/usr/share/pve-manager/ext4/pvemanagerlib.js)

Log out of the web UI, and possibly clear your browser cache / close browser window.

Having said that, there is support from Proxmox available if you feel guilty about using the patch.