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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
liberapay.com/M0YNG

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Please welcome @f4bpo!

@f4bpo, 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
mastodon.radio/explore
(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: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

One of my patch cables fell apart, literally, the connector just came away from the cable.

I've been using this for at least a year? Maybe more?

On close inspection, I can't see that this was ever soldered at all?
That central wire doesn't have any evidence of solder.

Maybe the wire that is soldered is still in the connector and the wire failed?

But when?

Makes me wonder about all the failed contacts and time spent shouting CQ into the void...

It's normal to clean your desk with isopropyl alcohol, right?

Please welcome @acetech!

@acetech 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
mastodon.radio/explore
(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: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

Mastodon.Radio is now running mastodon v3.1.1

v3.1.1 is just a bugfix for 3.1.0, so I'd suggest reading the release notes here:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

As ever, please let me know of any issues!

A bit of a belated toot for this account, but I'm resolving to make 2020 a year of actually doing more

I've basically done no operating since gaining my licenses, as home is a flat in central London, so and are likely to be my immediate focus. Additionally, I'm sorting my car and shack-in-a-box for weekends away, so I can operate some HF (probably voice and / ).

Step one: Update my pi-star hotspot, and DMR radio ✅

Editing the club newsletter with Bring Me the Horizon on loud, and Kraken Rum.
Not an awful way to spend the evening.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_to is pretty awesome.

no, I absolutely do not need to buy (another) pi zero, Speaker pHAT, and RTL-SDR.

I definitely do not need to try and make a little airband receiver that is powered using the LiPo SHIM.

Yes it might be a cool project, but I already have lots of unfinished ones.

Please support me in this impulse control 😆

@M0YNG And it works! Thanks for being willing to test.

This now means I'm officially on #HamshackHotline! 5160 is my number.

The DIY 30m dipole made it over the pond 😀 DL6MHC (JN49) --> VO1NC (GN38) via FT8

How did you (first) sign-up on #Mastodon?

Found out today about the Cricket40 [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?

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 !

Please welcome @KN4LIA !

@KN4LIA, 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
mastodon.radio/explore
(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: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

"At the moment, we don’t even know whether all this privacy violation works as advertised."

"Ebay lost 63 cents on every dollar they put into Google search advertising"

"Beliefs formed on insufficient evidence seem tough to move," Rao wrote.

"When these experiments showed that ads were utterly pointless, advertisers were not bothered in the slightest."

thanks @selontheweb for the very interesting read

thecorrespondent.com/100/the-n

More info for the curious:

2.9G - avatars (average 12.8M per user)
5.6G - headers (average 25M)
3.2G - "attachments" (average 0.17M per toot)

All this tells me is that @Gargron needs to look at optimising avatar and header images, because I would never have expected those to take up more space than images people actually upload in toots.

Or, more likely, I've missed a config step that would do this.

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Has anyone experience with a DigiMaster Pro3 by g4zlp?

g4zlp.co.uk/unified/DigiMaster

Looks like a tempting box (I've had nothing but issues making my own data interfaces)

says it NEEDS windows to "activate" 😖

can't find much info anywhere else on the internet either.

sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry...

Server ran out of disk space (again)

I should really keep a better eye on that...

backups are being tidied (9.6 GB), old remote media purged (3.56 GB).
For reference, our own data (avatars, banners, uploaded images) only come to 14 GB

Might have to concede we need more storage soon...
The next step up in VPS will double our storage, ram, and cpu capacity, which would absolutely make the service run better...
But it also doubles the price.

Hi there! I'm W1PAC, a General-class amateur radio operator from Massachusetts. I'm generally on Twitter under the same call sign , but I'd thought give Mastodon a try!

I enjoy , listening to my ; I'm a bit of an and a .

But that's my for now!

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