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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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Playing with the Airspy HF+ Discovery (or trying to). It works fine with GQRX but the airspy utils, like airspy_rx don't work on my Pi or my Mac.

I *think* I need to update its firmware, but to do that I need to use Windows, so I'll have to do it at work.

Also, since I can't use the airspy tools I can't even work out what firmware release it currently has! Frustrating!

Got my HPSDR boards out. Setup PowerSDR (on windows, unfortunately!) and could listen in to a lot of 40m and 80m chatter. The noise reduction algorithms are so good! Next, setup a T/R switch, build a 20W amplifier and hook up the Tx. That would easily take me a few weekends. I badly need a 20m antenna now. It seem to be getting very active here! Heard russia, ukraine, poland and a few south east asian stations..

Please welcome @kc0swj !

@kc0swj, 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

Hello mastodon people!

@oneironaut is doing a masters thesis on alternative social networks and privacy.

If you could lend half an hour to an hour to talk, I'm sure it would help a lot!

I really like the idea of making a DIY split keyboard.

However, there are many, and I've not made one before.

Does anyone have any suggestions for specific designs to look at, or places to find good information on?

What's the best mince pie this year then?

It's December, so mince pie season imo

@M0YNG Project updates:

Frequency synthesizer works great. Quite happy with it.

On the process of sorting the 4.915 mhz crystals. I am more or less done. Some crystals are drifting pretty fast after turning on -- the least significant digit on the counter (1 hz resolution counter) is slowly going up. A couple of crystals didn't oscillate at all. Other than that, things are looking good.

Pretty productive sunday afternoon.

My personal website / amateur radio blog is now available via

m0yng.radio73bmpo66ssyv2xwt7n6

That time I spent moving to and trying to make it as fast as possible really pays off.

@M0YNG I got my old frequency synthesizer from my parents' place. Hasn't been switched on for the past 10 years. I am going to find a probe and see if it is generating a signal.

I also plan to sort 4.915mhz crystals (I got 100 of them) as one of the many steps towards building a crystal filter for the Norcal 40a qrp rig.

Hello mastodon.radio!

What are you all up to this weekend?
Anyone planning to get on their air?
Anyone with the soldering iron out?

radio73bmpo66ssyv2xwt7n63h4vjc

Caveats:
* mastodon really likes HTTPS, this isn't using it so you might need to manually tweak urls
* it defaults to the normal url (mastodon.radio) for images, avatars, etc.
* this is the first time I've tried this, so it might be misconfigured and/or break

I've been using it, and it seems to work.
Let me know how you get on!

Anyone got a browser to hand, and willing to test something?

More fun but pointless activities!
Today I used the following stack to talk to someone in Washington state.

Car Bluetooth
Mobile phone
Linphone (open source voip software)
VPN to home network (wire guard)
Over the mobile phone data network
Connection to raspberry pi running asterisk
Which has a trunk to
Where I dialled into the general chat conference

Should I make mastodon.radio available directly via ?

People living in the UK!

Register to vote.

Today is the last day to do it before the General election next month.

gov.uk/register-to-vote

Do it now, go on, it's really easy and fast.

You can't vote if you aren't registered, but you can still not vote if you are. Make sure you have the choice.

Ps. Opt out of the 'open register'

CQ CQ CQ

Greeting Fedihams. I'm your newest mastodon.radio addition.

Everything about me is already in my bio, but as a quick recap, I'm primarily an Open Source Software developer. I'm a sort-of-newish ham. I had my tech no-code back in the 90s, let it lapse, spent a few years helping to build the internet, decided that was a horrible mistake, and got my ticket back a couple years ago straight up to Extra because without that CW requirement... why not?

Please welcome @W9SMG !

@W9SMG, 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

Thnaks @nonlinear for the net/club

Radio still amazes me that we can talk so easily across such distance using networks run by and for radio amateurs (with no commercial interests to spoil it!)

If it wasn't quite such a tricky time I'd try and join in more often.

CQ CQ CQ

Its that time of week again, when the hams of @SDF get together to host our weekly net. We hope to hear from @smj today, at his secret international location.

Today we will be talking about applications of ham radio and it’s relevancy in our interconnected world.

We will be starting at 00:00 UTC, about 45 minutes from now.

All hams are welcome, and encouraged to participate. We host the net on the Echolink *TECHLINK* conference, and are bridged to Allstar, DMR, and Wires-X.

For hams:
1) *TECHLINK* conference (9229) on Echolink
2) Allstar node 50110
3) Brandmeister DMR TG 31650
4) Wires-X room 43246

And anybody can listen in via https://aNONradio.net

#sdfarc #amateurradio #hamradio
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Please welcome @RadioGeek!

@RadioGeek, 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

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