#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 :)
Does anyone of you own a Hermes Lite 2 SDR TRX? I just ordered one and am looking for a PA. 50W would make me happy. #hamradio
Did not work and don’t know why not. Will try again tomorrow night
This mighty little device tunes my heavily shortened EndFed antenna (15,5m long) to 160m 😮 I'm somehow unexpectedly QRV on 160m now. Oh and I forgot to give credits to the creator of this project: https://github.com/Dfinitski/N7DDC-ATU-100-mini-and-extended-boards
Train Room at the Washington Hotel https://toobnix.org/videos/watch/5e236691-8fe3-4d30-a0e1-e45b5e8f9b36
Thanks again @SM0RVV, this looks nice (if you ignore the fact that the interference is not so nice):
I’m developing a small python tool that monitors my TRXs S-Meter in order to document when the noise floor goes up and down. Goal is to correlate the data to find the noise source. The s level is stored into a SQLite database but now I want to generate nice graphs to make the times of interference visible. Anyone knows a good way to do this with python?
I have commissioned @Atsuko to create a mascot and banner for our instance.
(I'm quite excited by this!)
It would be super if we can help Anna by sharing photos of our shacks.
Please share photos of:
* you in your shack
* just your shack
* you operating a handheld (maybe aiming an aerial?)
(doesn't have to be you, but obviously with permission!)
Plus, I get to see your shacks!
Contributions are welcome, but not required (good art costs) https://liberapay.com/M0YNG
I wrote a Python script that
* monitors one or more Brandmeister TGs for activity
* stalks one or more hams and detects when they key up in any TG
The script will then notify you via Pushover or Telegram with a message like this:
"N0CALL (No One) was active on 91 (World-wide) at 2020/12/08 12:04 (8 seconds)"
Bash oneliner of the day:
curl -s https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-user-activity.csv | 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 uninformativ.de 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.
I just finished a little script for querying QRZ.com from the command line: https://github.com/exitnode/qrz.sh
Maybe it's of use for someone else, too.
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