"In the ensuing months, Ventilator 202 broadcast hundreds of computer programs. During the hour, Modli would announce when the segment was approaching, signaling to his listeners that it was time for them to fetch their equipment, cue up a tape, and get ready to hit record. In the case of games, users would “download” the programs off the radio and alter them—inserting their own levels, challenges, and characters—then send them back to Modli for retransmission."
"Because all the day’s computers, including Galaksija, ran their programs on cassette, Regasek thought Modli might broadcast programs over the airwaves as audio during his show. The idea was that listeners could tape the programs off their receivers as they were broadcast, then load them into their personal machines."
What's the cheapest way one might get into #FT8?
I probably just need to save up for a good HF radio, but it would be sweet if I could get started around $100
Trying to use a "virtual audio cable" to see if it might improve my satellite captures. https://www.onetransistor.eu/2017/10/virtual-audio-cable-in-linux-ubuntu.html
Alright. Set aside the FCC (or whatever relevant agency for your country) and the ban on encryption over amateur bands.
Wouldn't it be possible to develop a protocol over which two or more people can exchange encrypted messages unintelligible to people without keys, on one common frequency and mode, without packets colliding, and without crowding the band?
I finally managed to run coax into my house last night. Talked on a local repeater and they said I sounded good.
Instead of drilling a hole into the wall I just used some really thin (2.7mm) coax and a SO239 to SMA adapter and ran that through the window.
I still need to ground the antenna, so it stays disconnected most of the time. I'll be fixing that very soon.
Those lengths in metric should be 1.25 Meters, 17.5 CM, and 50 CM
Reposting as public.
Without having resolved the problem of *how* to run coax into my house, I have bought copper pipe and fittings to build a J-pole antenna.
However, I would like this antenna to resemble the Arrow dual-band antenna. for 2M and 70CM.
So, it would theoretically have the same dimensions as the Arrow antenna. ~58.5", ~6.5", and 1~19.5" for the elements and however far apart they need to be spaced, just with copper pipe and joints rather than aluminum angle.
Would this work?
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