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This is a carrot flower.

I didn't pull them all up last year, and these have grown. Some are almost 2m tall.

I guess I should get lots of seeds this way!

I wonder. Does anyone know how to get the recordings OFF the AnyTone 878?

It's quite interesting, and a little bit useful, but almost completely pointless if you can only listen to them on the radio itself.

K3NYJ has just saved my sanity, this list of DMR call groups, combined with the actual number you need to dial to connect to it is the the magic I couldn't find elsewhere!

I'm looking to make a few changes as I prepare for a potential transition.

One of the things I want to change is my identity here on the fediverse. I have a new name in mind, and I'd like to get rid of the picture of the TV mast and have a picture of me that reflects my gender identity in a way that a photograph right now wouldn't.

To that end, I'd like to commission someone to do a profile picture for me. Does anyone have any recommendations? Boosts are fine.

Thank for all the replies on this toot!

Seems like it works more or less like I suspected.
Sadly I don't have any convenient land borders I can try it with nearby...

I have a question!

When I travel to another CEPT country, I can operate using a reciprocal license, e.g. As DE/M0YNG OR EI/M0YNG

How does this apply to ? do I need to register a new ID?

What about ? Do I need to change my callsign? Will things like understand it's still/also me?

Would a message to M0YNG-5 also get delivered to EI/M0YNG-5?
Would anyone watching me cross a border see me stop and a new thing appear? Or one thing carry on?

Love this Gal's solar weather reports each week. Since I do a lot of Radio propagation stuff I really need to remain up to date.

#astronomy #Science #STEM

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Hmm. Parrot service seems to work?

Anyone around on dmr I can try and talk to?

My new radio arrived!
It's an AnyTone AT-D878UV

But I can't work out how to get it working on dmr...

Does anyone have a code plug for the UK?

I spent too much...

Have ordered a AnyTone AT-D878UV.
But also a Pi Zero W, GPS module, buck converter, usb soundcard, extended battery for UV5R, NA771 aerials, fist mics, switches, and an MMDVM module.

Soon I will have all the radios!

Plan is to try and make a Pi Powered APRS "module" to attach to a spare UV5R.

But I also wanted a "known good" aprs handheld.

But it also does DMR ... so obviously a hotspot is needed...
Wonder if I can put the MMDVM onto the Pi that is doing APRS/packet...

white supremacy, bookstores, joyful MUST read article! 

Raspberry Pi Zero W.

No lights, CPU chip get's VERY hot, very quickly.

I think I was right when I wrote "DEAD" on the back.

Oh well, guess this project will need to wait a bit longer before I can start it.

Hey all been living in SE NC for 2 years, active with my local ham groups. I have a little 10w radio in my car and I mostly listen. Going to get my general some time this summer. Cheers!

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