#Introduction to mastodon.radio: 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 :)
I just fell in love with https://www.voacap.com/hf/. This is an amazing tool!
@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.
The ISS has a new FM repeater and it is already QRV! https://www.ariss.org/press-releases/september-2-2020
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? #hamradio
@KC3OWU yes, it's intended for helping the fediverse connect over dmr, not just mastodon.radio 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!)
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 forgot to link the archive.org page with all issues: https://archive.org/details/73-magazine
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: https://ia800702.us.archive.org/27/items/73-magazine-1970-06/06_June_1970.pdf
Is there any free or even open source COM port emulator/splitter for Windows 10 available? I'm using "Virtual Serial Port Emulator" from Eterlogic at the moment but am interested in alternatives. #hamradio
Finally managed to install the antenna switch in the attic. For controlling it remotely, I use an old Arduino with Ethernet shield. Since the antenna switch needs 12V for triggering its relais, a 4 channel relais module is needed to convert the high signal from 5v to 12v. The Arduino takes simple HTTP GET requests for choosing the desired antenna. Now I can switch to any antenna from the shack via the network without a dedicated control cable 👍
Just look at this beautiful hand crafted QSL card! It’s also very special because it confirms my first Hell (rag chew) QSO with a very nice OM. Thank you Eric, F4FAP! #hamradio
@F1RUM Gotcha! :)
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