Hey, hey, mastodon.radio people!
They have an #hamradio channel / room thing.
Well, now you can via our #xmpp server!
It's slightly tricky, but try this and let me know how you get on.
Join this Multi User Room:
You need to register your nickname to talk so
/msg NickServ REGISTER <password> <email>
and follow the steps
Once you have identified you should be able to say "Hi!"
I'm sure I'm not the only radio amateur to have limited time to enjoy my hobby.
I wonder what tips people have on maximising the fun when I do operate?
Is there a good band/time of day/mode to get awesome DX that I'm missing?
I could justify making time if I knew it will be worth it vs not having any contacts.
Looking at the Irish license conditions, they have a much stricter requirement for logging than the UK (which is basically "if you want to")
Wondering how this compares to other countries?
Just had a great qso with G0MYD and 2E0MYD.
They were bumbling around looking for a place to play radio, and I think a pub.
2E0MYD is deaf, and between a speech to text app on her phone, and good quality FM audio both ways, we had a good and easy qso (from this end anyway!)
I'm very impressed, and glad I took the time to plug in my radios and call CQ!
Why don't you go call CQ now? You never know!
I have been lent an ELAD FDM-S1 to play with.
Apparently I now need to learn GNU Radio too!
Any help / guides / examples very welcome...
Ideally I'd like to rig this up to a Raspberry Pi and be able to load it up in the browser to tune around from desktop/laptop/phone (like the kiwiSDR)
Sure I saw this video linked on here, by someone...
Very interesting, and now I want to try it!
I saved it to watch later, but only the URL, so apologies for giving credit.
If you want to find who else is mastodon.radio, have a look at my followers. Everyone joining automatically follows me, so it's a good place to start if you want to fill up your time line. There are also some hams from other instances. #hamradio
I have a question for the community.
On the birdsite we'd use #hamr or #hamradio to tag our radio related messages.
But here we have a radio specific instance, so do we need to?
However, this instance federates with others, and there are people who are interested in radio, but don't have accounts on this instance, so would tagging messages help them get involved?
Searching only works on usernames and hashtags, so that might make it more important. But your full account includes mastodon.radio...
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