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to I'm a newly licensed (July 19) amateur radio operator from Germany. My callsign is DL6MHC. I work in the field of information security, like to photograph on film, play games on 8-bit computers, support the FSFE, play chess (very unsuccessful) and prefer a command line over a GUI. Thanks for having me :)

Bash oneliner of the day:

curl -s | grep -i dl6mhc | cut -d ',' -f 2

What you get: The date of the last ADIF upload by a callsign. Somewhat inaccurate, depends on how often lotw updates their csv file.

Peter from wrote a really awesome blog post on his endeavor to install #OS/2 warp in 2020. Highlight is a video of an old P133 taking over 2 minutes to boot.

If you're as old as me you will for sure get nostalgic feelings just by listening to the sound of the machine.

The bash script has been updated. It doesn't need GNU grep anymore and therefore works on BSDs (tested on NetBSD) thanks to sed. I just closed ~30 tabs 🙈

I just finished a little script for querying from the command line:
Maybe it's of use for someone else, too.

I would like to take a moment to promote Trunk 🐘

They are like FediFollows but much older, bigger and better 👍

They have a huge opt-in list of people on the Fediverse that you can follow arranged into lots of categories:

The list has been a bit out of date recently, but they now have a new admin who is cleaning things up.

If you have any questions or want to join the list, you can contact the new admin at @Mayana

#Fediverse #Trunk #Mastodon

@M0YNG Christopher, are you still active on Hamshackhotline? I was absent for many months and am wondering if there are some new developments/activities like nets etc.

Are there any interesting DMR TGs one might want to monitor? And - since I'm considering to purchase a FT-70DE - are there any nice Fusion/Wires-X/whatevertheyarecalled rooms?

I’m using a duplexer with my arrow antenna for SAT operations atm. Will switch to 2 HTs, one for RX with headphones and one for TX. I want to record either the RX or the TX audio for easier logging. Any thoughts on how to do this? Both HTs lack a recording feature

Today I finally had my first succeful satellite QSO! The other operator was maritime mobile, the satellite was SO-50. I nearly messed up when I lost the satellite during the QSO while manually holding the arrow antenna. Is there a good solution for mounting the arrow II antenna on a tripod?

@KC3OWU yes, it's intended for helping the fediverse connect over dmr, not just users.

Using an AnyTone here, but I also have a Baofeng that I'm working on hacking some codeplug software to use on Linux, not working yet though!

I hear good things about opengd, I'd very much like open source firmware if I could find a 77 to buy (for a sensible price!)

Here’s my attempt to provide a RSS feed for Germany’s ARD Teletext: code is beta and can be found here:

Paper Certificate and the (for Europeans) rather exotic frame finally arrived 🎉

I learned a valuable lesson: after 2h of not being able to break up any pileup by selecting interesting stations from dx cluster spots, I decided to manually search the bands. A US station came on air, I was able to work him with a report of 59 and only seconds after he was spotted and hell brake loose. A minute later and I would not have had any chance to come through. A new state for me and a new insight: Be the first and you can work what seemed unworkable.

I started reading ham radio magazines, on a monthly basis which came out exctly 50 years ago. This month's issue: The 73 Magazine from June 1970:

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