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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
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All media (avatars, etc.) are sotred on the server, we use 20G of 40G so far.

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In fact, I think that it is very different because, on fan dipole, radiations go to the resonant dipole, which has the lowest resistance. With EFHW, the "good" wire has a very high resistance, so, radiations certainty go to the other wire. Am I right ?

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Yesterday, I've installed a new homebrew End-Fed Half Wave antenna on the roof, tuned on 18MHz.
This morning, I test it with FT8 (usefull mode for testing).
1st QSO : China
2nd QSO : Japan
and yesterday at night (with very low propagation on 17m), I made a QSO with a Brazilian station !
I think this antenna works 😜

Everyone, Please welcome @dh1tw !

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How to migrate Google For Your Domain to normal Gmail

Google has decided to fuck over its early adopters. Way back in 2006, Google announced Google Apps for Your Domain. Basically it was Gmail - but you could use your own domain. No more example@gmail.com now you could be me@example.com. Hurrah!

At the time, they said:

organizations that sign up during

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#/etc/ #gmail #google #howto #tutorial

As we rapidly approach February, what does everybody else have planned for their year in ? Maybe some POTA? SOTA? Build some antennas?

Odd one for you all.

I have a CurrentCost™️ energy meter that clamps onto the mains live cable between the meter and the consumer unit.
Every 6s it pings a reading over 433MHz.

Recently the supplier fuse to my house couldn't be removed so it and all the stuff it plugs into was replaced.

Now the CurrentCost™️ is reading 0w, occasionally it gives very low readings like 36w.

Nothing else changed, the clamp hasn't moved, live is still live.

What could have gone on?
Is this coincidental or cause?

After almost three months and more than 162 hours of learning and repeating, I have achieved what I could not quite believe in at the beginning of last October as a complete newbie without any technical background:

On 08.01.2021, I successfully passed the amateur radio exam in class E (Novice) at the Federal Network Agency in Dortmund/Germany. 😃 Today I got my call sign: DO1MIM.

:flan_squee:​ the rabbit is completed :flan_dance:

Will present it to the club next month and it will have it's first fox hunt a week later.

#hamradio #esp32

:alex_rolling_eyes:

Bought some tuya based smart light switches with the intent of using tuya-convert to install ESPhome on them, but the firmware is too new so it doesn't work.

They don't appear to have the required pins broken out to directly flash it either, so ...

I might give it a try, but I'll need a very fine soldering iron tip (which I don't have)

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Hello! My name is Michael, I was born in the late 70s and I am located in Duisburg (Western Germany), JO31HK.

I'm just a bloody newbie – without a clue about electrics – about to take the exam to get my license, german class E. Looking to get into ham radio the hard way: .

In the future, I would love to be out and about with my and a tx in my luggage, doing radio operations high up on the slagheaps of the Ruhr area.

Everyone, Please welcome @mimidu !

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Is anyone here interested in the (tr)uSDX? I find that little box quite fascinating and would enjoy to rebuild it. But I have a little bit of respect for starting a group buy. I would prefer to just join a group order, but I don't know any groups in my area.

Hey and folks, do you ever use / as part of your drills? What about novel digital modes other than and , such as ? Where do they fit in relation to other solutions?

Hi! My name is Sven and I was born in 1984. I‘m a HAM since 2001 and upgraded my license only 20y later (Dec 2021) 😁.
I’m located in the very west of Germany in a city called Duisburg (JO31IJ).
I‘m interested in (but not FT8) and I like QSOs that go on for longer than 10 minutes. A few weeks ago I started learning CW.

Hi folks,
I'm new to Mastodon, so please bare with me while I learn to drive things on here.
QTH is North Lincolnshire UK, My interests are HF SSB, DMR using a Pistar micronode, and All-star using a micronode

Everyone, Please welcome @VE5DT @kf7eel @G3KFB !

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Everyone, Please welcome @DF2KS !

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