While we're all focused on the Corona crisis the US government is quietly pushing an internet #surveillance bill that is aimed at abolishing message encryption:
We should probably pay attention to this and spread awareness even if we are not American: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
New project: raspberry pi controlled remote antenna switch. One remote rpi for triggering the 4 relais inside the antenna switch and one rpi connected to the TRX in the shack measuring the ATU port's voltage to fully automatically choose the correct antenna for each band. Let's see how this works out :)
Found out today about the Cricket40 [http://4sqrp.com/cricket40.php]: seems like a great little qrp CW radio. Would this only need an antenna attached to work? I was also thinking about making a radio by using a raspberry pi and adding RPITX (transmitter) and RTL-SDR (receiver), but wouldn't that also need a band filter as well as an antenna to work effectively? Which would you suggest/create for yourself?
I also learned a little about FT8 when it was pretty new but haven't done anything with it myself just yet
Hi, I'm KN4LIA. I've had my license for almost two years now, but I've basically done nothing with it except for helping out at a bike race once. I'd like to get more involved in QRP CW and also making mesh networks. I don't have a lot of money to spend on equipment, so I'm quite interested in low-cost kits and making stealth antennas. thanks for reading my #introductions!
Ham (soon to be) operating near Chicago, IL, US. main interests include QRP, CW, FT8, and mesh networks.
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