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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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Yet more pointless pager things!

I think I can send APRS messages to my pager now too.

If you'd like to try, send a message to M0YNG-10
and it should appear on my pager 📟

Please welcome @ruben!

@ruben 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

Happy tooting!

You know what annoys me most about the incident?
I use them, and I've not received anything about it. Not a single email, notice in the app, nothing at all.
Just more marketing messages.

It really doesn't help me to trust anything about their operations if they don't admit to anything and tell me about it.

Maybe it's because I've never used the affected data centre, but if they don't log anything how would they know?

Just had my first #hamradio HF qso verified on the #lotw log book of the world! I'm having fun exploring HF! Now if I can only point my antenna where I'd like to talk. That would involve convincing my trees to move though! See you on 20m and/or 40m!

just granted my Japanese #amateur #radio license JJ1UYC - I will be operating C4FM, APRS and simplex on hikes around Kanagawa and Kyoto prefectures over the next year.

Yay! I made a pointless thing!

I will now get mastodon notifications via pager! 📟 🐘 (assuming that the code hasn't crashed and I'm in range of my transmitter)

This would be extra useful if new account requests were available via the api...

Please welcome @pe2kmv !

@pe2kmv 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

Happy tooting!

Ok mastodon.radio, now I can receive pages ... what do I do with this ability?

Seems the limit is 40 characters.

and yes, I did have to disable driver signing to get the pager drivers to work, which windows 10 does make fairly hard.

For anyone wondering, yes you can run a windows 10 VM with no network connection in VirtualBox on your MacBook to programme your radios using windows only software.

Yes, the device can be connected directly to the USB of the laptop.

Yes, the VM data and vitual hard drive can be stored on a usb drive connected to a small server and connected to the laptop over the Samba protocol, over WiFi.

It's not even that slow!

My pager arrived!
I've had excellent service from the support team, and have everything registered and online (including my pistar for tx)

And, it worked!

Hi,

I'm Rajeev from Bangalore, India. Licensed as vu2ocy for over 30 years. I mainly work / on HF, with my favourite mode being on straight key! :-)

Here is my modest station setup :
HF Rig : Kenwood TS-450S
HF Ant : Mini G5RV
VHF : Icom IC-T7H dual-band HT

Was active on HF from Mombasa, Kenya as 5Z4GT during the period 1999 to 2003.

Would be interested to homebrew some multiband/directional for HF and also get into digital modes.

73 de Rajeev, vu2ocy

Please welcome @vu2ocy !

@vu2ocy 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
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

Happy tooting!

@M0YNG Whizz Loop is a magnetic loop antenna, which is pretty small and it's supposed to work indoors as well, but the downside is that it's only suitable for QRP operation and is of course not as good as a full-size antenna installed in a proper location. Being unable to get a nice one I'll see how good this one works ;) More info: qrznow.com/moonraker-ltd-whizz

Are their any ppl on within a ~60 mile radius of EN61VQ? I need someone to practice cw with, but all I have is 2m. .

Tempted to try and dual boot my macbook Pro with but the wiki doesn't have much recent into, and nothing on

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