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My favourite shot from the weekend. That's Mount Anne at the back (#SOTA VK7/SW-001). A few hours earlier I went up there and made 5 contacts with VK2/VK3. I think 40 wasn't fully open - mostly S2-5 reports but we got through. Not an easy summit to reach, especially with a squid pole in one hand. #amateurradio #bushwalking

So, some of you offered to help out with some of the costs of running mastodon.radio.

So, I've set up a @Liberapay thing, should you want to throw money at me / mastodon.radio's hosting costs.

liberapay.com/M0YNG

To be clear, there is ABSOLUTELY NO EXPECTATION OR REQUIREMENT TO DO THIS.

Sure I saw this video linked on here, by someone...

scitech.video/videos/watch/a08

Very interesting, and now I want to try it!

I saved it to watch later, but only the URL, so apologies for giving credit.

Sorry for the downtime.

The server has now got more storage available, it will keep us going for a while (it's taken this long to find up the last 18Gb), which will give me time to get something more permanent organised.

and I'm done.

Every month I know it will take longer than I expect, and even then, it still takes longer than I expect!

Spending too long converting maps of events from google to Open Street Map...

@Uqjez Hello and welcome!

If you'd like to toot an introduction, so we can get to know you, that would be great! Make sure to use the "introductions" hashtag, and I'll give you a retoot to help get you started.

Any questions, please ask!

OK, tonight's task is to edit the @G5BK January newsletter.

This involves compiling it from various email submissions, using heml (heml.io) and producing a HTML email file.

I also need to tweak the layout slightly, and adjust the order, to make it fit nicely onto a4/a5 when "printed" to PDF (which is then used to actually print, and post to some of our members)

I realise this isn't very interesting to most people, but it seems to be in the spirit of mastodon 🤓

About to restart the server, this is the first step in getting more storage space (and RAM!) available.

wasabi.com/s3-compatible-cloud

Looks like the cheapest viable solution to more storage ... but we're far from having 1TB (which is the minimum) of stuff to store, or $60 a year to throw at it (personally)

Oh hi!
We're back!

The server ran out of disk space.
I've asked the host to upgrade the VPS ... but that won't be instant.
(It will also cost more) which will give us more space, and RAM (so should help performance too)

I'm also going to look at alternative options for user files, as they are all just on the server right now.

Apologies for the outage ... but it might happen again until I get us more space sorted.

Please join us in 1 hour for the @SDF Amateur Radio Club weekly net.

You can find us on Echolink conference *TECHLINK* (9229) or streaming on http://anonradio.net.

The net starts at 00:00 UTC.

Hi all. I've been licensed since 1981, but became inactive due to work and other obligations. I've started to getting the bug again, mostly on the digital modes and I watch a lot of YouTube channels on the hobby😁. My main rig right now is a Yaesu 857, but I think an Icom 7300 may be added in the very near future. I'm a software engineer by day. At home I mostly use MacOS and kubuntu Linux. I'm just having a blast learning and playing with all the new stuff.

@k1bjf hello and welcome Barry!

If you want to toot an introduction with the hashtag "introductions" I'll give it a boost and see if we can get you some more followers 😁

Also, don't forget there are various mastodon clients for android and ios (and desktop)

🤬 fuming with virgin media. (I don't normally rant on social media, please excuse me) Show more

Ongoing saga of trying to get decent, and reliable, terrestrial TV reception continues today.
Previous installments have included deciding the external aerial is too old for modern digital TV, so installing a basic one in the loft.
Then having a weak signal which often drops channels when it rains.
Then installing a beefy high gain aerial in its place, but still missing some channels.

This installment involved refitting the coax connectors and adding a signal booster.

I now have 170 channels!

@DD5CF_G1ZOS hello and welcome Colin!

If you want to toot an introduction with the hashtag "introductions" I'll give it a boost and see if we can get you some more followers 😁

Also, don't forget there are various mastodon clients for android and ios (and desktop)

@robtheobvious hello and welcome Rob!

If you want to toot an introduction with the hashtag "introductions" I'll give it a boost and see if we can get you some more followers 😁

Also, don't forget there are various mastodon clients for android and ios (and desktop)


Hi I will be 64 in March and have had my licence since 1986, I am a very keen QRPer and am learning the Morse code language, I also enjoy digital modes, to cut costs I have built all of equipment from kits apart from my FT817 which i purchased from part of my small army pension, I still use my kits and have just received my 3rd QCX kit for 30m, I also like building and using unusual and small antenna, HP CU SN, Vy 73, Colin DD5CF/G1ZOS

Hello everyone. Been a ham for just over 30 years now (yikes!). The last year I've been working mostly FT8 and aiming for 5 band WAS. I'm just about finished with 4 of them, just 1 state left on 17m.

I found out about Mastodon via Nextcloud and their new "social" app. Trying to understand how this all fits together. Finding a radio oriented group is great!

Happy New Year to all.

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