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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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Hope Not Hate have released a handy and very straightforward mythbuster about asylum seekers and refugees, for anybody that needs it or knows somebody that needs it:
hopenothate.org.uk/2020/12/03/

Hi all! Bill, N1VUX, Boston USA here. I mostly do Skywarn and Field Day currently, life changes, but i wear the callsign all-over because "bill" is less than unique.

Everyone, Please welcome @n1vux!

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

I maintain that I'm not a fan of but I do like the caffeine and it is a socially acceptable way to consume that psychoactive drug.

I have found that I can like coffee if it's good.
I make it using a moka pot using preground stuff because I don't want to buy a grinder.
I tend to drink it black but sometimes use the French Press to froth milk.

I think it's probably as good as it can be without spending money and time.

But I wonder... Has anyone have any tips on improving my experience?

It's Bandcamp Friday again, and another chance to remind you that blackbandcamp.info is a listing of black artists and labels on Bandcamp, searchable by genre (if you're looking for something specific) or location (if you're looking to buy local)

2020 was not a very good year for many people. However, it permitted to have an intense radio activity (in two words, of course, a nuclear disaster would be the icing on the cake 😱).
Here is a map of my first year of QSO. Certainly very light compared to usual operator, but I'm nevertheless proud, even if majority are FT8 contacts 😊

(map built with levinecentral.com/adif2map/ if you want to share too !)

Well this is odd, SSH is freezing when I use it to copy files.

rsync freezes
scp freezes
git over ssh freezes

It also kills my ability to ssh to anything else.

Name is Rick, QTH is currently Oak Island, NC, temp rental home. Ship damaged in August by hurricane.

Not much radio gear, only a qrp qcx rig, cw 20m.

Main rig is a IC-735 on the ship (which is in repairs, and awaiting marina rebuild).

Retired from: Electronics engineer. US military comm officer. Electronics teacher. Now an extended cruiser aboard the sailing ketch Adventure (I'm captain).

My wife is KB0IRW.

I have five decades of radio/electronics exper.
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I think everyone should take time out to question their gender and actively make that choice. Yes, even cis people. IMO, actively choosing the be cis should be encouraged, rather than just seen as the default.

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Everyone, Please welcome @n0njy!

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

Soon first year of my PMR446 contest will be concluded. The November round showed that it's indeed possible to do QSO from the Czech republic abroad, even though the specs of PMR446 devices would at first sight seem to be unable to do so.

translate.google.com/translate

So HAMs from neighbouring countries - I invite you to listen on PMR446 every 4th Wednesday between 19:00 and 22:00 CET/CEST and if you hear some unusual activity, don't hesitate to break! People here know English, even though we do most QSOs in Czech. Last round the 520 km distance was reached, maybe it can be even improved (this is probably continental european record on the band as the 536 km from Britain to Netherlands from 2003 was over the channel, which is easier). Even the main czech CB+PMR portal map was not able to picture the QSO as 20 years ago nobody expected such distances :-)

cbpmr.cz/deniky/20596.htm

El cheapo usb interface is being born :-D I'm waiting for a few missing components to drive the ptt and I will be QRV for digital modes on the Alinco DX70 , all for a few euros

Seems that wake on LAN doesn't work to, you know, wake my desktop.

Any other ideas for remotely turning on a desktop computer?
It can turn itself on when it gets power, so maybe some sort of "iot" power switch socket? (I'd rather not though!)

Any suggestions for getting started with Gemini? I'm looking forward to building something that's not the Web, but also that's more modern than Gopher, and Gemini sounds like it might be one of the possible answers.

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County TexasMesquite Texas.

and finally - if you've used bandcamp fridays at all this year and you can afford it, please consider making at least one purchase via bandcamp during a time when they'll get a cut

they've done more than pretty much any other platform to support their artists and it's a great place to shop for music and merch, so give them your support

15% is their share of any purchase, so on a normal day you're still giving 85% of your money to the artist/label

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