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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 :)

Bash oneliner of the day:

curl -s lotw.arrl.org/lotw-user-activi | 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.

uninformativ.de/blog/postings/

The qrz.sh 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 stackoverflow.com tabs 🙈

I just finished a little script for querying QRZ.com from the command line: github.com/exitnode/qrz.sh
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:

communitywiki.org/trunk

The list has been a bit out of date recently, but they now have a new admin who is cleaning things up.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

hose.brandmeister.network/grou

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: exitnode.net/ard_teletext.xml code is beta and can be found here: github.com/exitnode/teletext-r

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: ia800702.us.archive.org/27/ite

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