Think I've "derisked" the main bits of going from RF to fediverse.

Next step will be different message types, then I'll try handling actual messages.

Got the APRS radio back in the shed.

I want to do cool stuff with it (like aprs to Fediverse) but not had the time yet.

It has battery backup of sorts, a 12v slab connected to a cheap "battery float charger", but it is quite rf noisy. Another thing to fix.

I also want to do some proper packet radio stuff, so I really should solder the other tnc pi kit and connect up radio number 2!

Think I'm ready to talk at @G5BK about .

Feel free to send messages to M0YNG-5 (I might even get them!)

This little plasma globe is usb powered, but had a barrel connection.
I've removed the barrel, and replaced with micro USB. Now I can use a normal cable!
(nothing to do with losing the original cable...)

Replaced my phone's smashed screen!

£30 and half an hour of scraping glass fragments, plus some quick super glue action.
Cheaper (and better for the environment) than a new phone...

Has anyone on mastodon.radio tried the new "not advanced" user interface?

If you pop open your preferences, look for the "Enable advanced web interface" checkbox. Make sure it is un-checked (empty) and save your settings (bottom of the page)

Let me know what you think!

Contacts so far at the @G5BK "on the air evening" have been

* G3VKV via a satellite usb + online sdr/ 2m fm Cross band
* @G3YYH via AM across the car park

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!

Semi permanent maybe install of the packet radio.

Has a ups of sorts too, there is a float charger connected to a SLAB which is powering radio, pi, and printer.

APRS still running on receive... Now to try and get it to send too.

From the command line obviously.

I think... With a large dollop of luck... It works?

TNC-Pi now using i2c, listening for packets. Packets are logged to a file. Inotify watches for changes to that file, when then occur tail grabs the last two lines and sends them to print via serial.

Finally got the collinear back up (well, it's temporary not in the downstairs loo so it's an improvement OK?)

Sat in the sun trying radios old and new and ignored!

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