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
A helpful guide on getting started with Mastodon.
One of the new features of mastdon v3 is the ability to list silenced/suspended.
users of mastodon.radio can see them here:
mastodon.radio is now running Mastodon v3.0.1!
There are a lot of new things in this version.
Official In-Depth blog:
Git change log for 3.0
Git changelog for 3.0.1
Bonjour @14FRS3613 !
You can find more people in the instance in the directory
(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: https://pad.dc7ia.eu/p/radio_amateurs_on_the_fediverse
And there are apps!
For example, @bandconditions does both.
For those who are unaware or unfamiliar, today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year! ✡️ This year is 5780 in the Hebrew calendar. 🧓
Tradition on Rosh Hashanah is to eat round foods, like 🍎 or 🥚, which symbolize life, and sweet foods, like those dipped in 🍯, which symbolize the hope for a sweet year!
Things you can say to wish people a happy new year: Shanah Tovah (lit. "A good year"), "chag sameach" ("happy holiday"), or just "happy new year"!
A sweet year and a long life, friends!
Aprs to Fediverse. Some questions (polls will follow based on this poll's outcome)
Considering anyone could just put your callsign in the "from" field, I don't think it's desirable to accept toots directly from aprs and put them info your main account.
So, should it be a new instance like M0YNG@aprs.mastodon.radio, or a different account like M0YNGemail@example.com?
Trying to use #WireGuard
Seems to work, I can connect from my phone and use the local network.
However, whenever I start the wire guard interface, my server loses Internet.
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but can't spot what it would be.
This happens with, and without, having iptables in the up commands.
Got the APRS radio back in the shed.
I want to do cool stuff with it (like aprs to Fediverse) but not had the time yet.
It has battery backup of sorts, a 12v slab connected to a cheap "battery float charger", but it is quite rf noisy. Another thing to fix.
I also want to do some proper packet radio stuff, so I really should solder the other tnc pi kit and connect up radio number 2!
After, yet more, follow spam, I've silenced "pawoo.net".
(follow spam - one new account following thousands of accounts at random with no content)
(in this case, it's a few hundred individual accounts doing it too)
I'm not sure, but I hope this will reduce the issue.
They are a big instance with many legitimate users, so I don't want to block completely... but I might have to if we keep seeing this volume of spam.
I've spoken to mythic beasts, the hosting company I use for mastodon.radio.
They were excellent (as usual) and helped me identify the data centre the vps lives in.
They also pointed me to the data centre's "clean energy" page:
mastodon.radio is (probably) powered by renewable energy from the UK national grid.
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