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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
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Hello, I'm Steve, G0LFP located IO81XV
Not particularly active on but you might find me on or Probably on
2m is hot favourite at the moment, usually running about 25W to a 10 element yagi. HF if I'm there is via a 40m doublet.
Other interests include with the family of cameras and some lenses.

73 fer now

Steve [G0LFP]

Everyone, please welcome @g0lfp

@g0lfp, please toot an so we can get to know you 😀 add some hastags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
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And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

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Oh look, mastodon.radio is a year old!

I posted the first toot here a year ago yesterday.

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Hello Mastodon! This is a new instance for the amateur radio community. 📻

@vu3rdd thanks for the reports.
I've suspended both accounts (because they provide no value, and I don't want to waste hard-drive space on them)

oh look, I (finally) noticed that @bandconditions bot had stopped working.

It's back now!

Captured this image from today using a Baofeng BF-F8HP with Nagoya NA-771 antenna, decoded in real time using android app holding phone close to radio with app running.


Hi, i ' am Lucky Llou from Germany. I'm still trying to figure out how this works but...its no rocket sience i think.
my main interests are: optimize reception conditions in difficult urban environments, a little bit hamradio but not so much cause of antenna restrictions. My dog and making music. I will update my account the next days with avatar and so on. Until then '64 +/- 9
LL

Everyone, please welcome @LuckyLlou!

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on 40m

I'm around the 40m band if anyone is also on the air, or wants a sked.

Just paid to renew the mastodon.radio domain for another year.

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@smj
Neat didn't know there was an SSTV thing going on. From ariss.org:

SSTV Event planned for Early August

ARISS News Release                                                                                                       No. 19-12
July 30, 2019

ARISS plans to celebrate the life and accomplishments of astronaut, scientist and ham radio pioneer Owen Garriott with a commemorative SSTV event featuring images from Garriott’s work with ham radio during his missions in space. This event is currently scheduled to begin on August 1 at 09:40 UTC and ends at 18:15 UTC on August 4. Please make note that the content of these upcoming SSTV transmissions may change. An update is expected after Friday, July 26 as to what the image content will be for the August 1-4 dates. If this change takes place, the Owen Garriott image transmissions will be postponed until another event can be scheduled toward the end of August.
 
Transmissions will be sent at 145.800 MHz FM in the SSTV mode PD-120. Once received, images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php and you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. See https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ for details. Also for simplicity, we have added a new information tab for SSTV events, under the General Contacts pulldown menu at www.ariss.org . The latest updates can also be found at the ARISS Facebook site Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) and on Twitter @ ARISS_status.

@M0YNG Hi Christopher et all
I'm just an average "non technician" ham, building stuff for fun and profit. Except some intrument and measurent gears, 100 % of my radio station is home brewed, mostly with : Hermes Lite V1, V2, red pitaya based rig... next projects are an Odyssey V2 and an Angelia board, built from component level.

Everyone, please welcome @f6itu!

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And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest: pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_

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Happy tooting!

N1EA David 1st license 1965, WN1DRS USA Novice, then 1965 USA General WA1DRS 1967 Amateur Extra WA1DRS, 1977 Secondary callsign N1EA, 1986 dropped WA1DRS, took N1EA as primary callsign. Commercial FCC licenses: First-class Radiotelephone with ship radar endorsement, First-class Radiotelegraph with radar and 6 months sea service endorsements. USA 1980-1996. Member -LM

Hello gang! Great to be on mastodon.radio. I’m a long time radio enthusiast, licensed since 1982. Involved in many aspects of our essential avocation, from home brew to satellites, CW, Voice & Digi. Glad to help newbies to the hobby and share what experience I may have with the community. 73!

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And there are apps!
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