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New year, new month, new pages in the

I try to keep to the original minimalist approach, which works OK for me.

Going to try adding some daily "journals" in addition to the normal to do stuff this year, so I can remember what happened not just what I had to do.

Obviously I'll be putting actual stuff in here, but thought I'd share before it was full of private stuff.

"Breaking Into a Smart Home With A Laser - Smarter Every Day 229" (YouTube)
youtu.be/ozIKwGt38LQ

Significant amounts of "nope" going on here!

Success!
Well, stage one of.

I can call (over voip) my modem and it will answer!
I don't currently have a reciprocal modem to make a connection πŸ˜”

Turns out the random USB to serial cable I "won" as part of another lot at an SK actuation wasn't up to the job, new one arrived from ebay today and it immediately does the job.

Looking for a short, cute call?
I was considering picking up K6YO tomorrow (when it comes available), but I decided it wasn't "me" enough. So have at it, fediverse.

as far as I can tell it is still working on aprs and txing OK, so probably microphone specific issue.

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Wanted to join the @G5BK new year's net, so went to the aprs radio in the shed (only 2m radio I have set up with a proper aerial) only to find the microphone appears to be dead.

No lights, no response on the radio to button pressing.

It's about 5 Celsius in there, so maybe it hasn't enjoyed prolonged exposure to cold?

Oh well, I hope to get more equipment on the air this year, so hopefully I'll be able to take part next time!

So, a couple of hams stopped by this morning at around 10 and installed a 10/20 meter end-fed half-wave with a loading coil that also lets it work on 40. Had to do the coax run twice because resistance was sky high. Made contact with canada and colorado after they left and had a really nice ragchew with them this evening. I can now run full 100 watts! #amateurradio

@ea4fri hello Fran!

Welcome to the fediverse.

Post a toot with your interests and use the hastag "instructions" to help people find you 😁

Random pokemon thought...

If all animals are pokemon.
And humans are animals.
Why can't humans evolve, have powers, etc?

Seems like they got a raw deal.

heads up #radio enthusiasts - *very* strong atmospherics across UK and parts of mainland Europe at the moment - I didn't have any of my better receivers ready so picked a cheap mobile phone with FM radio, just using the headphones as the antenna cable and *downstairs* in the house next to a laptop and my other mobile on charge I am monitoring stations from NL, FR and BE and in some cases full RDS is coming through!

is so easy to use, once you get over the weird names for settings.

Much better than other vpn servers I've tried for connecting back to home with.

plus it's very cool to use qrencode to generate a QR code of the config on the command line to instantly set up a client.

(seriously, why is the IP a client is assigned when connected called the "allowed ip"?)(yeah, I know, it's because you can provide a range)

Another question... Can I connect the serial port of an external modem to the uart serial pins of a raspberry pi?

I hear the pi uses 3.3v and I don't know how to know if the modem is 5 or 3.3

What's a good codec for use?

Bandwidth isn't an issue as this is on my lan, so I'm looking for the best dialup speed and reliability, I guess that means most accurate representation of sounds and minimal dropping of frequencies?

Surprised to not find much info on this topic!

I was using the wrong password to login to the sip account.

Which is totally obvious given that error message...

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Got a PAP2, with the hope of connecting modems to it.

But the stupid thing won't connect to my pbx

Keeps giving "Can't connect to login server" error.

Why not? You're on the same network!

Please welcome @n8pka

@n8pka, please toot an so we can get to know you πŸ˜€ add some hashtags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
mastodon.radio/explore
(you can opt into this too once you have 10 "friends", and add tags to your profile) and the local timeline.

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

And there are apps!
joinmastodon.org/apps

@nivex

Tried raising the lack of IPv6 to virgin media, eventually got this reply.

I can understand your concern, I am really sorry as we are currently not supporting the IPV6. We will certainly notify you in future if we provide the access for the IPV6.

We got the essentials kit of dungeons and dragons from πŸŽ…

I've been nominated as the dungeon master, and I've been doing a lot of reading / video watching...

Had a first game today with premade characters to help get us playing.

The cult leader turned them all into zombies.
Am I doing this right?
πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈ

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