Anyone for a qso?
No, _you_ got a new Bluetooth mechanical keyboard and connected it to your phone and wrote a pointless toot denying doing that thing using that keyboard you just said you don't have.
It's a "Royal Kludge" RK61 in black, with orange lights, and brown switches.
Nice tactile feedback, not too much noise, and a very compact layout I'm finding shockingly easy to adapt to.
This is going to live in a bag with a laptop so size matters. It has a built in battery and can pair with three devices plus USB.
One of my patch cables fell apart, literally, the connector just came away from the cable.
I've been using this for at least a year? Maybe more?
On close inspection, I can't see that this was ever soldered at all?
That central wire doesn't have any evidence of solder.
Maybe the wire that is soldered is still in the connector and the wire failed?
Makes me wonder about all the failed contacts and time spent shouting CQ into the void...
Just setting up the radio on 20m... It's windy.
Actually. Forget that.
Here is the half working setup from my talk.
New year, new month, new pages in the #bulletJournal
I try to keep to the original minimalist approach, which works OK for me.
Going to try adding some daily "journals" in addition to the normal to do stuff this year, so I can remember what happened not just what I had to do.
Obviously I'll be putting actual stuff in here, but thought I'd share before it was full of private stuff.
So, here's the plan.
Packet radio using TNC-Pi, with dialup as backup / access for people who can't reach over rf (it's only a 10w radio)
Probably won't be a classic bbs, but possibly something you can telnet into and access mastodon.radio via command line, maybe some basic "email", possibly access specific sites over gopher?
It won't forward anything to the Internet, but I'm thinking it could proxy specific stuff.
I tried to improve my 1p ebay voip phone.
I replaced the barrel connection to be micro USB, but in the process broke the switch that tells the phone if the handset is up or down.
So I soldered in a manual switch to let me override, but it didn't work, and then I managed to break the pcb trace trying to fix it.
Then I found this cisco SPA525G phone on ebay (for more than 1p!)
What to do with it...
Obviously it's already on my home pbx and #hamshackhotline
@sp6mr Thanks 😁
Getting ready for #halloween!
This smoke machine had an accident last year. I've soldered it back together.
The other one has a dodgy switch so hoping I can find a suitable replacement.
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