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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Everyone, Please welcome @sq9okf !
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!
I encounter some trouble for #olivia #mfsk with #fldigi on debian buster when emitting: sound doesn't go to the soundboard (yaesu scu-17 on usb). I have chosen this board for input and output but level stay to 0 watt on the rig (ptt automatically switches).
All is fine with wsjtx with same hardware.
Is there something special to do to emit with fldigi, I haven't any output level.
If I try to change level with pavucontrol (pulseaudio) board is attached to pulse daemon and fldigi can't access it.
Hello fellow ham radio operators! I made this: http://ok1zxs.cz/aprs-gb
Can you help me test it?
Coming up this evening: the 56th Baltic Contest (organized by the Lithuanian Radio Sports Federation).
Starting at 2100z (until 0200z) - so 5 hours.
Only CW and SSB, only 80m.
So if you want to make some contacts with stations in the Baltics (LY, YL, ES), switch on your radio. Should be doable from anywhere inside Europe.
When I wasn't looking (and I'm sure it didn't say anything) SwiftKey (the keyboard I use on android) has become "micro$oft SwiftKey".
I am kinda pissed that this happened without me knowing.
Anyone know of a good alternative?
I do use the multiple language features so would be good to keep that.
Updated my "about" page on my website, now with a photo of my radio
Everyone, please welcome @F1JKJ
(also, sorry for the delay!)
I've found a very complete document entitled "Zen and the Art of radiotelegraphy"
Is there a simpler document explaining how to do #QSO in digimode (MFSK, Olivia and so on) ? I am a bit lost listening this kind of qso mixing phone and cw practices.
Thanks for your help
I would be happy to test this mode. I should be available this Wednesday at 15:00 UTC on HF (40,20,15 or 10m). I don't know which frequency to use
10m has been on fire today! I managed to make a few contacts here and there throughout the day until it faded down later in the afternoon. It seems to be picking up a bit again now. #hamradio
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