Ran into some headwind getting the SDRPlay to work in Linux do just to make sure it was working I set up SDRUno in Win10 and I like it! I still want to get it working under Linux but there seem to be a bunch of strange dependencies and drivers. I was hoping it would just be recognized like the RTL-SDR was.
Had so much fun with my RTL-SDR over the last couple years and it up and stopped working recently. In gqrx I can see a screen-width of band and hear it, but moving the window or choosing a bookmark doesn't actually update the screen anymore its like its only able to receive a fixed amount of bandwidth now. For $25 I think I got a good two years of fun out of it though. I decided to upgrade a bit for my next SDR.
ISS Voice Repeater is QRV! https://stationproject.blog/2020/09/02/iss-voice-repeater-is-qrv/ #hamradio #vhf #uhf
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
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
Lifelong scanner buff, newly minted Ham. Interested in all aspects of radio but digital modes foremost. #linux user
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