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It was suggested I post, and pin, a toot with information about what it costs to run this instance.
I like this, I want to be transparent, and I think it's important that the community have trust and confidence in me, and the hosting.

Currently the costs looks like this:

* £112.50 a year for a VPS
* €25.00 a year for the domain name

All media (avatars, etc.) are sotred on the server, we use 20G of 40G so far.

More details (and optional donations) at

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Everyone, Please welcome @sq9okf !

@sq9okf, Please toot an so we can get to know you 😀 add some hashtags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
(you can opt into this too once you have 10 "friends", and add tags to your profile) and the local timeline.

And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest:

And there are apps!

Looking to do some hackRF experimentation, but I'm new to SDR (but not to radio, I have a US amateur extra license). Is gnuradio the best option? Any tips on where to start?

I encounter some trouble for with on debian buster when emitting: sound doesn't go to the soundboard (yaesu scu-17 on usb). I have chosen this board for input and output but level stay to 0 watt on the rig (ptt automatically switches).
All is fine with wsjtx with same hardware.
Is there something special to do to emit with fldigi, I haven't any output level.
If I try to change level with pavucontrol (pulseaudio) board is attached to pulse daemon and fldigi can't access it.

Hello fellow ham radio operators! I made this:

Can you help me test it?

Die ersten #6M QSO sind im Log. So kann es weiter gehen. Das ganze mit einem Dipol. #Amateurfunk #Hamradio #dx

Got my station set up yesterday, using an inverted-V dipole for 20m in the attic. This will do me until the lockdown is over and I can get back onto 40m.

#amateurradio #contesting #balticcontest

Coming up this evening: the 56th Baltic Contest (organized by the Lithuanian Radio Sports Federation).

Starting at 2100z (until 0200z) - so 5 hours.

Only CW and SSB, only 80m.

So if you want to make some contacts with stations in the Baltics (LY, YL, ES), switch on your radio. Should be doable from anywhere inside Europe.

Apparently this happened in 2016 but I didn't see any notification then either, and the branding only just changed in the app on my phone today...

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When I wasn't looking (and I'm sure it didn't say anything) SwiftKey (the keyboard I use on android) has become "micro$oft SwiftKey".

I am kinda pissed that this happened without me knowing.

Anyone know of a good alternative?

I do use the multiple language features so would be good to keep that.

Fediverse question for anyone not on m.s:

Do you feel like at least one of you instance moderators knows who you are, individually?


Feel free to also reply with what instance you're on.

Updated my "about" page on my website, now with a photo of my radio

Everyone, please welcome @F1JKJ
(also, sorry for the delay!)

Wish hexo would be smarter about deploying my website ... it uploads EVERYTHING every time.

I know sftp can tell you if a file already exists, and sure it would be more code and take longer, but would it be that much longer than uploading EVERY FILE EVERY TIME?

The next station to call CQ that I haven't worked, we're calling back.

Then bed.

for real this time.

Oh. They went back to someone else.

Ok, one more... the next CONTACT with someone, then bed.

- this started 2 hours ago -

I've found a very complete document entitled "Zen and the Art of radiotelegraphy"

It is very instructive especially on the abbreviations used in . Some are common with .

Is there a simpler document explaining how to do in digimode (MFSK, Olivia and so on) ? I am a bit lost listening this kind of qso mixing phone and cw practices.

Thanks for your help

woo, got my LoTW and have some confirmed QSOs!

I discover it is possible to transmit image with on few 😊
Have you ever tested it ?
For exemple in MFSK-16 mode which can be used for direct chatting also :

I would be happy to test this mode. I should be available this Wednesday at 15:00 UTC on HF (40,20,15 or 10m). I don't know which frequency to use

10m has been on fire today! I managed to make a few contacts here and there throughout the day until it faded down later in the afternoon. It seems to be picking up a bit again now. #hamradio

Now I can confirm - over works. Now I'm waiting for the reception confirmation from @sp6hfe , to whom I've sent the message.

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