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Hello mastodon.radio!

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

@M0YNG I've been not on air - was out having High Tea at Glen Derwent instead.

I might get on air for the weekly 1296MHz Net Tomorrow morning.

@M0YNG Got my TNC-Pi and got it built.

Now I need to get it up and running and attached to a rig, assuming I have the bits!

@m0puh I really need to solder my one! I have a radio and aerial and coax all waiting.

What are you planning to do with it once you wire it all up?

@M0YNG There's not much APRS infrastructure around here, so a digipeater/gateway would be fun. Subject to me working out what the license lets me do, of course!

I also have a geiger counter I won which I could connect up. Not as fun as your receipt printer but still pretty cool.

While I await the DIN connectors I think I'll try a UV-5R with it. I have a cable I can cut up.

@m0puh I've seen plenty of weather stations, not sure I've seen one reporting radiation though! That could be fun.
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@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.

@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.

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