Jacob Ertel

electrical engineer


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Hello! My name is Jacob Ertel. I am an electrical engineer that is currently designing cranes for nuclear power plants.

Elmbrook Church Pastor Search Focus Group

I just came out of a focus group meeting in the search for Elmbrook Church’s new pastor. My prior experience with a focus group was in college for the design of a new dormitory. That meeting consisted of free pizza,… Continue Reading →

An Engineer’s Prayer

Our heavenly father, may your name be made holy.Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as in heaven.Give us wisdom for our technical challenges,and have mercy on our mistakes,as we show mercy on others mistakes.Lead us not to… Continue Reading →

Sanyo PLC-XU86 Projector Network Connection

I bought a Sanyo PLC-XU86 projector from a thrift store. I have been playing with the network connection and trying to figure out what it is for. It looks like it can connect to a local server to display JPEG… Continue Reading →

Fitbit Charge 4 Black Friday Deal

Costco has the Fitbit Charge 4 on sale for $89.99 through 11/30 while supplies last.With shipping this is $5 less than the most commonly advertised price of $99 at Kohls.

FBFC Participating In Zelle

I received an email today that First Bank Financial Centre (which is in the process of changing its name to Bank Five Nine), will begin offering a consumer payment app called Zelle. Zelle is a competitor to Venmo or Paypal… Continue Reading →

Does God use pain and hurt in our lives to heal deeper wounds? Like how a doctor performs a second surgery to repair parts that didn’t set successfully. This maintains his good and loving nature, while reconciling the pain we… Continue Reading →

Books I have Read

Books I have Read Crazy Love by Francis Chan Radical by David Platt Why Gender Matters (first edition) Boys Adrift (first edition) Girls on the Edge (first edition) Books I have listened to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Crazy… Continue Reading →

Things I Have Learned

The maximum bandwidth of an RF channel is two times the carrier frequency. So a 2.4 GHz carrier can have a max. bandwidth of 2.4 x 2 = 4.8 GHz. Because of this 5G and 6G cell phone technologies are… Continue Reading →


I recently earned my General Amature Liscense! https://www.hamradio.com/newhams.cfm I used hamstudy.org to help me prepare.


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