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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 @kg5zfa !

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

OK, I've clearly exceeded my knowledge.

I have a car battery and I want to monitor the current and voltage it is supplying (or drawing if it's being charged)

I have it connected via a HAT on a raspberry pi, which is rated for 3.2A + or -

However, I seem to keep killing it.
I can no longer get power to flow on two of it's four measuring things, so I suspect I've overloaded them with the battery giving too many amps.

Everyone, Please welcome @KO4AEH and @alouatta !

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

WWFF JS8Call Island Activation | Hailuoto Kirkkosalmi OHFF-0970

On 8 May 2021, OH8STN and myself will be activating WWFF “OHFF-0970 Kirkkosalmi”. Which has never been activated. It’s also an IOTA island. Primary mode for the activation is JS8Call.

See OH8STN blog post for details:

oh8stn.org/blog/2021/05/06/wwf

Last night I finished building multiband (80m and up).

It has two FT240-43 toroid cores wound as 64:1 transformer and approx. 1.5μH compensation coil which should tune the antenna better for ham bands on higher frequencies.

Next I need to figure out how to get this on air to be able to tune it.

Why 64:1 transformer? Because I already built one 49:1 so now I can compare between these two.

It's been a sunny day and my 20w solar panel barely keeps up.

I don't need a 50w panel, I don't need a 50w panel...

This came incredibly quickly, thanks @bleeptrack

Now I just need to work out what to do with it.
And how to do that...

Radio amateur in southern Scotland, living in a valley with no local repeaters so limited operations. Trying to open up more and get more on-air with DMR. Member of Galashiels and District ARS (GM4YEQ) helping out in club events and also helping new local amateurs set up. Also , tinkering (ADSB, DVSwitch and MMDVM hotspots) and unofficial PC support for friends. Other interests

Everyone, Please welcome @MM3NTX !

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

UK politics / Coronavirus / (a very tiny) call to action 

We're not talking about the KFC secret blend of herbs here, these are millions of people's lives, physical and mental health, and livelihoods that are needlessly being put on the line through the most wanky capitalist gatekeeping and nationalism.
Please sign this petition to support the proposal to suspend patents for COVID-19 vaccines:
petition.parliament.uk/petitio

My aprs tx-igate is now running on solar power
This is just a test, if it works OK I'll wire it up nice and mount it on the wall or something...

Then I'll write it up properly for you to retoot 😁

The Hustler 4-BTV is up and running :) Please ignore the cable routing - this will be improved. Next goal is a DIY 17m add-on.

I've been having issues with my phone being connected to WiFi but not being able to connect to anything.

It's fine to start with, then stops working.
Android does not say the WiFi has no internet connection, but I can't load anything even from the local network when it happens.

Can anyone suggest a way to debug this? Maybe an app that can test various things like DNS gateway etc?

Yes I have rebooted. Turning WiFi off and on again restores connections, but not for long. Other devices are ok

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