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
0000 @192330z5153.66N/00205.23W_280/007g010t057r000P000p002h73b10092
0040 {UIV32}.

@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

Everyone, please welcome @N5PRE!

@N5PRE please toot an so we can get to know you 😀

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
mastodon.radio/explore
(you can opt into this too)

And this list of radio amateurs on mastodon, may be of interest: pad.dc7ia.org/p/radio_amateurs

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

Happy tooting!

@kr4dio @K3LTC @Wilfred most people never think about how they get their data out, or migrate to a new service.
Even fewer services make that easy.
And that's before you ignore habit, comfort, etc.

@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?

🇮🇪 comreg.ie/publication-download

🇬🇧 ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf

This is interesting, I'll have to listen out for it!

"Why is Project HAARP so controversial?"
youtu.be/5WdLV3YRMvw

@m0puh @DC7IA I wasn't aware of the other things APRS could be used for! I will have to have a play once I get things soldered together.

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!

@m0puh @DC7IA I'm pretty sure that I will be able to receive aprs. In theory I can send too if I add a GPS receiver to the pi...

@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!)

Amazon are delivering raspberry pis today. They have been six stops away all day. I'm trying not to obsess over the tracking...

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