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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 :)

@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:

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.

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!

Can you please help me understand how thos works? If an EU station works a Hawaiian station at 6:00 UTC on 20m - which path probably went the communication?

The Fritzel works great. Yesterday a spanish OM told me, that the Fritzel does 10dB more over my EndFed (10m SSB) and now this: Hawaii on 20m (FT4) with a report of -13 :)

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