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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 @xe2xeh !

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

Hey everyone!

I am looking for opinions on a beginner HF radio!

I hope to explore the digital modes such as FT8.

I am currently learning CW and studying for my general class licensure.

My budget is $700 max.

I have considered yaesu 857d and 891 also Kenwood ts-480sat.

I have been considering ICOM 7100 as it has many bands included and also a well documented tutorial for IF output modification.

Thank you ahead of time!

73

Let's go to the biggest amateur radio event in the world, this year. Next weekend!?

It's just possible. The biggest fair of the year is virtual, and accessible via PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone.

Only the car boot sale has been cancelled for this year. :-)

All big names are there, Icom, Elecraft, our own Dutch DVMEGA and much, much more.

qsotodayhamexpo.com/

Everyone, Please welcome @nitch !

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

This month mastodon.radio is 2 years old.

Thanks to all our users, and all the awesome people in the fediverse!

We're a fairly small instance but all of our costs (server and domain) are covered by donations, which is amazing!

We don't need any more funds (unless something unexpected happens…) for this year, so if you do make a donation this month I will be sending it to MacMillan cancer support.

liberapay.com/M0YNG

macmillan.org.uk/

Bought a 2nd hand NAS off eBay, but it behaves ... weird?

Not sure if this is impending hard drive failure (it came with drives, of unknown age) or something else going on.

For example, I can create a new share, and mount it with NFS.
It works fine.
I then dump data onto it, and then it stops working fine.
For example:
ls: reading directory 'nextcloud/': Input/output error

I can still mount it via SMB and read and write to it.

Some shares I get permission errors writing via SMB, but not AFS

Anyone here use N1MM Logger for contests? I'm setting it up in preparation for today's EUHFC contest. I've selected that contest from the log dialog, but when I log a test entry and give it a two-digit year in the 'Year' field, I get a message saying "not a 2 digit year". Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

#hamradio #radio

So I'm typically an HF CW guy, but I've finally set up my MMDVM hotspot. It's working on DSTAR with my TH-D74, and there is a DMR handheld radio arriving tomorrow. Planning to keep in touch with friends back home with some element of radio. Yes I can do it on the interwebs, but radio is more cool. 👍

well is a massive dissapointment.

I'm a fairly technical person, and I'm giving up setting up my own server.

It might well be amazing, but it really needs to be tied together as a service rather than a jumble of technology.

I might, with more time, get a server to work and be secure.
But will I then be able to share my location easily with family and friends without having to set their device up for them? I suspect not (based on what I've seen so far)

😞

want to spin up a vps for an experiment, any suggestions for a (very) cheap uk vps?

Considering inceptionhosting.com who seem to start at €3

It's been a year since I've been on here... Where does the time go? Have I missed much?

Everyone, Please welcome @F4IOH!

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

What's the procedure to activate a summits?
There are several in Massif Central area not so far to me. Can I go with my FM VHF/UHF walkie talkie?
Something special to validate QSOs?

What's the chance of a QSO with France if I stand on the beach on the south coast of the UK with a hand held radio?

Guess it's pretty far for 2m FM, especially without some gain on the aerial.

Have you ever viewed/heard or tested a XIEGU G1M ?
I imagine it in my backpack when I go out for a bike ride 🙄 📻 🚵‍♂️

xiegu.eu/product/xiegu-g1m/

I was first licensed back in the 90s, but got busy with life and let my license lapse. A few years ago, I got interested again (seems common), so I got my license again and upgraded to general.

I bought my first HF rig this month, but it sits in a box until I get a chance to build an antenna. I'm planning on building a fan dipole for the attic.

Also interested in digital radio and all things Linux. I run nothing but Linux now for computers and phone. \m/

I have a netgear DGND3700v2 router that I thoguht would be useful if it ran dd-wrt.

Good news - it can!
Bad news - the factory firmware blocks uploading non-factory firmware
Good news - older factory firmware doesn't do this check
Bad news - said firmware doesn't appear to exist

I've tried various variations of firmware, most didn't work, one did, but still didn't let me put dd-wrt on it.

Then I went and checked the details, and I was following info on wndr3700v2 not dgnd3700v2

🤦

Identified why my network was being weird.
(Some clients very slow, some fine)

One of the wireless APs had lost power connection.
So, anything wired was ok, anything on the other AP was fine.

Most things trying to use the offline AP were just scraping a poor connection to the other.

Hence, it looked weird, stuff was all still working, just unevenly badly.

Thanks to the many people who have suggested various password management solutions.

Currently using github.com/dani-garcia/bitward

Seems good so far, but I have lots of other ideas to try if I want to!

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