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I have been lent an ELAD FDM-S1 to play with.

Apparently I now need to learn GNU Radio too!

Any help / guides / examples very welcome...
Ideally I'd like to rig this up to a Raspberry Pi and be able to load it up in the browser to tune around from desktop/laptop/phone (like the kiwiSDR)

Tip!

v2.7 has a new instance directory

mastodon.radio/explore

Pop over to your profile to opt in if you'd like it to be easier for people to find you.

OK!
I think we're back!
Welcome to version 2.7.0

More info here:
blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/01/

let me know if you spot any issues!

I am a radio amateur from Potsdam. I am using telegraphy and digital mods, mostly HF.

@df7ii hello and welcome to mastodon.radio!

It's great to have you here 😊

If you'd like to toot an introduction with the hashtag "introductions", I'm sure other people will spot it, I'll retoot it too, and we can get you some followers.

There are clients for your phone too, if that is of interest.

Let me know if you have any questions!

73 de @M0YNG

@KC5FM hello and welcome to mastodon.radio!

It's great to have you here 😊

If you'd like to toot an introduction with the hashtag "introductions", I'm sure other people will spot it, I'll retoot it too, and we can get you some followers.

There are clients for your phone too, if that is of interest.

Let me know if you have any questions!

73 de @M0YNG

Want to use a link shortener on #Mastodon?

Don't! :blobsurprised: All links in Mastodon posts count for 23 characters, no matter how long they really are.

(via @jond )

#MastoTips

@aronsmith8543 hi aron. Welcome to mastodon.radio.

To be honest, your account looks a little spammy... I'm sure that's not your intention...

So, just to check. What part of amateur radio interests you the most?

This started as a joke. I told @ella_kane that when I reassembled electronics, I took the "extra parts" that are invariably left over and framed them.

So here are a couple of bits from my now deceased phone. An old deactivated nano-SIM card, and the annoying plastic latch that broke off the video connector. They're hanging on the door in the lab.

I bought a whole pack of those little cardboard frames, so I'll be putting up more bits and pieces as they catch my eye.

My favourite shot from the weekend. That's Mount Anne at the back (#SOTA VK7/SW-001). A few hours earlier I went up there and made 5 contacts with VK2/VK3. I think 40 wasn't fully open - mostly S2-5 reports but we got through. Not an easy summit to reach, especially with a squid pole in one hand. #amateurradio #bushwalking

So, some of you offered to help out with some of the costs of running mastodon.radio.

So, I've set up a @Liberapay thing, should you want to throw money at me / mastodon.radio's hosting costs.

liberapay.com/M0YNG

To be clear, there is ABSOLUTELY NO EXPECTATION OR REQUIREMENT TO DO THIS.

Sure I saw this video linked on here, by someone...

scitech.video/videos/watch/a08

Very interesting, and now I want to try it!

I saved it to watch later, but only the URL, so apologies for giving credit.

Sorry for the downtime.

The server has now got more storage available, it will keep us going for a while (it's taken this long to find up the last 18Gb), which will give me time to get something more permanent organised.

and I'm done.

Every month I know it will take longer than I expect, and even then, it still takes longer than I expect!

Spending too long converting maps of events from google to Open Street Map...

@Uqjez Hello and welcome!

If you'd like to toot an introduction, so we can get to know you, that would be great! Make sure to use the "introductions" hashtag, and I'll give you a retoot to help get you started.

Any questions, please ask!

OK, tonight's task is to edit the @G5BK January newsletter.

This involves compiling it from various email submissions, using heml (heml.io) and producing a HTML email file.

I also need to tweak the layout slightly, and adjust the order, to make it fit nicely onto a4/a5 when "printed" to PDF (which is then used to actually print, and post to some of our members)

I realise this isn't very interesting to most people, but it seems to be in the spirit of mastodon 🤓

About to restart the server, this is the first step in getting more storage space (and RAM!) available.

wasabi.com/s3-compatible-cloud

Looks like the cheapest viable solution to more storage ... but we're far from having 1TB (which is the minimum) of stuff to store, or $60 a year to throw at it (personally)

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