JS8call is very interesting
Found a CW beacon on 2 meters near me. FLdigi mostly decoded it, but got some of it wrong - perhaps because it was keyed by hand? In any case it was fun to discover it!
Got the old Vibroplex keyer making some sounds with a raspberry pi (actually a pi-top which has a speaker) and some python.
Got it hooked up to a pi-top with a little python program to make a 800Hz tone. Getting it set up has been a challenge, but at least I've got it making some sounds now!
...and everything with #firefox add-ons is resolved as of this morning. Turned out to be an expired cert. https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/03/firefox-extension-add-on-cert/
egads. Suddenly all Firefox Add-Ons have been disabled in the browser across all platforms everywhere. Wonder if it is related to this work: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/AMO/Blocking_Process
Building this circuit might be a fun project so I can start to play with that old Vibroplex. I think I have all these parts just laying around anyway!
Credit Donald J. DuBon, N6JRL
OH8STN makes great radio related videos. I enjoyed this one which details his portable digital field comms station with raspberry pi.
AMSAT reports that the ISS will be transmitting SSTV again Apr 1-2 on 145.800 MHz in PD120 format from 1400 to 1900 GMT both days.
Found this 10GHz setup:
The description from the comment on reddit where I found it was: "The radio feeds a 144mhz signal into that box, which houses the transverter. It's then multiplied up to 10.1ghz, and the output signal travels down that shiny little pipe. The antenna is that horn, and the dish gives it about 13dbi gain"
I started learning CW! I settled on using the LCWO website (free and open site) and am in equal parts frustrated and yet compelled to keep going. https://lcwo.net/
I'm a little disappointed there are still no flying cars, but Computed Axial Lithography 3D Printing looks pretty amazing too.
Lifelong scanner buff, newly minted Ham. Interested in all aspects of radio but digital modes foremost. #linux user