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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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Everyone, Please welcome @N6DTE and @m0stq !

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

An #amateurradio question: I've read that some hams turn the RF gain down to noise level and turn the AF gain (a.k.a the audio volume for non-hams) up in order to reduce the noise (mostly atmospheric, but also QRM) the radio receives. For people who do this, how well does this work?

I've never operated that way in my almost 12 years of being a ham, but I'm willing to try it. Anything that can potentially reduce noise and/or bring up signals is worth trying in my opinion.

#introduction because it's been a while

Ham radio. Science fiction. Life. Politics. Un peu le français. Auch ein bisschen Deutsch. Charlotte & Jackson Hole. Not particularly religious but unapologetically Jewish. I randomly interact with interesting roots. If I send you a follow request it's because you're interesting.

I'm probably not flirting with you.

He/him

I have just received this beautiful ham prefixes map from Aliy UA6YW :-) I love the design and colors. Aliy included a little extra CQ zone map as a gift. Love the nice Russian stamps, too. It took ages to make it through the mail, but in the end I really recommand Aliy's map store at : www.kuisokov.ru

Oops.

Sorry everyone, the server ran out of disk space because cron had stopped running a cleanup script correctly.

We should be back now 😁

Where do you buy project boxes in the UK these days?

As in, small plastic box suitable for mounting electronic projects.

I don't really want the postie to bring me an empty plastic box, but without maplin?
It's tempting to just buy some food storage thing from the supermarket!

Hello, all. I live in . I'm interested in . I have a couple of 5 watt HTs and a 25 watt QYT KT8900D mobile rig in the car.

I'm also interested in , , , , and a bunch of other stuff.

Everyone, Please welcome @KF0BRS !

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

Why didn't someone tell me that HDMI<->Display Port cables were unidirectional??

It lives!

This is an aprs thing designed by F4GOH, it can tx your location based on the GPS module.
As it is powered by an arduino in theory it can do a lot more, such as send and receive text messages. It has an oled which would suit this job I think.

It seems to be trying to tx, but the packet isn't being decoded on my other radio, so it seems more debugging is required.

Hello lazywebs...

Does anyone know of an OSX alternative for HTerm?

Specifically I need to talk to an arduino

CQ CQ

I'm on the air for a bit if anyone wants to try an HF contact?

SSB, JS8, probably data modes if Fldigi is easy to configure....

By the by: the rumors that the QCX+ really exists are true. I got my kit today.

So I've ended up installing CUPS, and it Just Works (almost).

CUPS found my network printer immediately, which was a good start.

I then created a basic scipt to make it easier to print files, and saved it as /user/local/bin/doPrint, which means anyone can do
$ doPrint filetoprint

All it really does in munge the commands together:

enscript -p - $1 | lp -o media=A4 -o sides=two-sided-long-edge -d Brother_HL_L2360D_series

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Serious question

I have a network printer
I have a command line only computer running
I want to print a text file

The printer has lpd on port 515, ipp on 631, and jetdirect on 9100

How do?
Do I need cups?

Blunt responses to transphobia 

My old college has become embroiled in The Great Washroom Debate, and released some helpful signage to assist people who may find themselves confused in this trying time.

Going to do some soldering with a bad webcam, if anyone wants to watch and chat along.

Won't be doing this for long though.

meet.g5bk.uk/M0YNG

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