So I got my allocation for IPs in the 44.* network space. Next question, what to do with them? I've looked at JNOS which looks interesting. For those of you who have amateur network IP allocations, what are you using them for? https://www.ampr.org/
Two of our local radio clubs have started holding Health and Welfare nets (one nightly) to provide a forum for local information during the COVID-19 event. Speaking only for myself I have found this meet up comforting and would recommend it to most clubs but be careful to ensure that you have a calm, scientifically literate, and well informed member run it!
This could produce some interesting complications...
On the topic of automatic tuners, I think understanding why you might need one and more importantly why you might not is key. This video makes it pretty clear I think. https://youtu.be/zhsXIyq64Wc
Gary, KD2PYB announces APRS and SSTV High Altitude Balloon Event planned for those within 500 miles of Binghamton, NY June 29. More details at https://reachfornearspace.com
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
I'm still practicing CW every day for almost a month now. I'm on lesson 31 of 40 at lcwo.net and have been practicing with character speed between 15 and 17 wpm and effective speed between 3 and 7 wpm.
OH8STN makes great radio related videos. I enjoyed this one which details his portable digital field comms station with raspberry pi.
Lifelong scanner buff, newly minted Ham. Interested in all aspects of radio but digital modes foremost. #linux user
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