ha! It worked! just using axlisten on 144.800 and bursts of noise turn into this on the command line.
1: fm M0GQS to APMI06 via MB7USW* G4GVZ* WIDE2* ctl UI pid=F0(Text) len 57
0000 @192328z5126.27N/00057.83W-WX3in1Plus2.0 U=14.2V, T=36.0C
1: fm G4GVZ to APU25N via WIDE1-1 WIDE2-2 ctl UI^ pid=F0(Text) len 72
@tk ignore that last comment! sending "test" is too fast for me to spot!
Got another radio out and it shouted at me!
@tk hmm. It doesn't appear to be doing anything. at all. No PTT light on the TNC, no life from the radio...
@tk the instructions say to "press the PTT", but the PTT is on the microphone, which I can't have connected at the same time as the TNC...
Hello, all. Just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a Native Texan, Amateur (Ham) Radio operator N5PRE, reporter & webmaster for Amateur Radio Newsline. I also enjoy photography, cooking and wet shaving in Aiken, SC USA #ITM
Everyone, please welcome @N5PRE!
You can find more people in the instance in the directory
(you can opt into this too)
And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest: https://pad.dc7ia.org/p/radio_amateurs_on_the_fediverse
And there are apps!
@nin the "Ghost Targets" series by Aaron Pogue.
@Wilfred seems like an easy choice to me!
Personally I'd go for a light weight debian install, to keep things running fast
@tk is this just for you to send yourself stuff, or is it open to anyone (like email), or halfway? E. G. Could some software have a key that it uses to send you stuff, and you know what did the sending because of the key?
How do you want to be notified go the new thing waiting for you? Presumably not by email!
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?
This is interesting, I'll have to listen out for it!
"Why is Project HAARP so controversial?"
@ke9fox did you finish the laptops?
I had ideas of doing things like having a packet radio connection to mastodon.radio, and maybe a multi-user chat service (like direct keyboard, but with more than one user)
This is why I got two, so I can talk to myself!
@DC7IA no, well, maybe.
I just want to play with it.
And I liked the idea of soldering a kit, sticking it onto a pi, and maybe even writing my own software (there is a node.js module!)