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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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Snail Race

F4GOH chilling out in nature.

Got it all to fit in the box!
Had to use a flat cell rather than the 18650.

Not sure what to make the button do... maybe change mode (car, bike, walking, etc.) or toggle position ambiguity?

Anyone know what font is being used for the "CARA NEWS" bit?

It's the very first issue of CARA News (@G5BK) from 1977!

Everyone, Please welcome @KD2QPX!

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

Oops, sorry for the downtime.

This time it was the backups which used the very last bit of disk space available on the server.

FYI - I run a backup of the database every day, and it comes to nearly 500Mb - compressed!
The backups are then synced to my home NAS and older backups removed from the server.
But I trim the old ones manually, and hadn't done it recently.


Callsign is KD7FAY
I'm a retired 911 operator.
I'm have a tech license and am starting to study for my general.
I do a lot more listening than talking. I listen to local 2M nets and often tune through the HF bands.
I will probably do a lot of lurking here at first.

Everyone, Please welcome @johnbailey!

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

Yay! Just worked Fiji on 17 meters! Thanks 3D2AG!

@M0YNG It's the Bench Box 3. It's a completely open source (hardware + software) bench power supply. Still getting used to it, but already like it 🙂 They had some issues with production, but finally the orders were shipped. It arrived yesterday, assembled it and seems to be working as it should 🙂 you find more information here: envox.hr/eez/eez-bench-box-3/i

I'm running a JOTA station with the Cub Scouts Saturday, 17-OCT 1300Z-2000Z.

20m: 14.270-14.290 Phone
20m: 14.320-14.340 Phone
40m: 7.180-7.200 Phone
40m: 7.270-7.290 Phone
D-STAR: REF033A

We will be monitoring D-STAR all day on REF033A. We will move around on HF depending on conditions. We will be running QRP on my new IC-705.

Hope I hear you on the air!

I'm making a thing to map stuff my station sees.

Mostly it works, and I can see the path packets take to get to me.

But a lot go via MB7USW, but I've never heard MB7USW beacon.

Is that normal?
Do digipeters not usually have WIDE in their path?
I'm pretty sure that's why I've not heard it.

I'm trying to parse this packet with libaprs in python

M0YNG-10>APRX29,:!5156.00NI00204.00W&Tx-iGate

But it gives this error

invalid callsign in path

... and looking at it I've never been heard "on the air"
Is aprx screwing up my beacons somehow?

Unprovoked attack 

Appeal following unprovoked assault on Cleeve Common last month | Gloucestershire Constabulary
gloucestershire.police.uk/news

I know the chap who was assaulted, I understand he's doing OK.

I'm going to be running a JOTA station with a group of Cub Scouts this Saturday from 1300Z-20:00Z. I will be trying to work 20m and 40m and if/when all else fails, I'll be on D-STAR REF033A.

If you want to poke your head in, there will be kids dying to talk on the radio. It's a lot of fun!

Is there a way to measure SWR without an SWR meter?

I mean, I can buy one. I just don't feel like it rn.

Anyone every tried to use lighttpd to reverse proxy a motion jpeg server?

It seems fine with static stuff, but the mjpg just sits there not loading.

Does this work with a different web server?

I'm not finding much into on this by searching so wonder if anyone has done it and knows.

I'll post about this again later, but the Scouts are doing their annual Jamboree On The Air this weekend and I'm running a station. I'm always looking for a backup (9 year olds don't want to hear about radio and then not talk to anyone) so I'll have my Zumspot on hand. If you have D-Star capability and can get to REF033A you can probably make a Scout's day and a cool contact to boot.

Urgh.

So many people near me have ring doorbells.

I'm tempted to try gdpr it and tell ring they do not have permission to process my data...

But are there any more... Active... Ways to prevent it recording me walking down the street?
I've seen someone who developed a targeted WiFi deauth, but that doesn't help if it's not a WiFi device, and is dubious on the legality.

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