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Hey all,

I am from Germany. did my License A in 2017, but as I lived in a big city, I had not space for any kind of rig.

So I used handhelds on U/VHF and played with SDRs. I recently moved to the country side and plan to build a shack here.

Besides ham, I work in IT, but my main focus, attention and thoughts are on the developing climate catastrophe currently.

Hence I am interested also in thinking beyond the normal path we go as operators.

Link up :)

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This label maker also supports printing on heat shrink tubing for cleaner wiring.

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@F1RUM nothing is more valuable or important than family.

I hope you catch up on work, but not to the detriment of yourself or your family

What do people like to do in the microwave bands? I know about amateur satellites and of course 70 cm repeaters, but I'm curious what else. Thinking about making a horn antenna just for the hell of it (love making antennas) and figured I might as well try to use it for something, haha.

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OK so there's these 2 neighborhood dogs fighting and one of them sounds like a man.

For real thought a full grown man was being mauled to death by a chihuahua just now.

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In addition to supplies, there is a high need for people to come and physically help, if possible. Especially high need for those with construction and/or plumbing experience.

Alt text:

Statewide list of needs
Support needed for Carrizo Comecrudo tribe
as they continue to support tribal members and communities affected by the storm and its aftermath, as well as prepare for more upcoming freezes, rolling electrical outages, and ridiculously high electricity bills...
(Bulleted list of supplies includes)
Plumbing supplies
Electric heaters
Drinking water
CPVC pipe for manufactured homes... sizes 3/8, 1/2, 3/4
Safety shut off valves
Pipe glue

Cashapp $CCTTx1982

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I swore off social media, but it doesn't count if it's for radio, right? New CW op so mostly CW only, occasionally FT4/FT8. Mostly on 20/30/40. Loaded vertical in a tiny, tiny garden. 73!

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Job lookin, tech, Boosts welcome 

After losing my job to covid last March I've had a hell of a time trying to find tech work. I gave up for a bit and did some bike wrenching but it's not making ends meet so I'm back on the job lookin train.

I have 18 years experience, mostly in systems administration, mostly in windows, but my experience is really all over the place. I've worked for government, university, fortune 100, small firms, consulting, data analysis, information security, kind of a Jane of All Trades. I have an associates degree and a bachelor's degree, and nine certifications that are still mostly relevant, one of which is the MCITP.

What I'm most proud of is my ability to figure stuff out. I'm real clever. I'm also able to communicate with non technical staff as well as super nerds.

So what's up, fediverse. You got any jobs?

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'As Texas deep freeze subsides, some households now face electricity bills as high as $10,000'


'Why Some Texans Are Now Receiving $10,000 Electric Bills After Winter Storms'

Pay Attention to:
'The company goes on to share that the price can go as high as $9,000 per kilowatt-hour, though the price is predominately below the Texas average of 6.8 cents per kWh.'


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The wonderful thing about knowledge is you can give it away and still have it. -- Dennis E. Taylor

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UK politics, covid 

I'm really bored of being drip fed announcements.

This morning we have the news telling us what will be announced in 12 hours time. But we don't know for sure until it is announced.

And this is the announcement that was announced days ago.

Yet other times we have announcements that just happen and take effect immediately (like lockdown and schools closing)

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It would make my life slightly more pleasant if the cryptocurrency kids would please stop telling everyone they're going to rescue society by removing the need for trust.

A society that isn't based on trust is not worth living in. Replacing trust with electricity consumption is always going to be a recipe for idiocy.

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"Don't think I'm loaded with money. Like most Americans living expenses eat up most of my money."

sir you have over 1000 feet of antenna towers on a large property

i guess you can't be loaded with money if you spend it all on antennas

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