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A friend of mine wrote an app for his Apple watch to connect to his ICOM 7300.

So much for dead bands. This afternoon I worked CE2ML in Puchuncavi, Chile -- 8344 Km from Boston, USA -- on 20 meters CW. IC-706MK2 running barefoot into an inverted vee with the top at about 9 meters.

100 watts and a wire.

#HamRadio #MorseCode

It's that time of year again.
The time of year when people with too much money throw it at horses and get in helicopters to leave right over my house.

I don't suppose if anyone knows if there is any ATC I could listen in to?
I've not identified one yet...

Cheltenham Racecourse Heliport
ICAO: EGBC

I would like to build an omnidirectional UHF base antenna for 430-446 MHz range ( and ) . Do you think a ground plane could cover this relatively large band or should I make a different model?
Thanks for your advices.

No, _you_ got a new Bluetooth mechanical keyboard and connected it to your phone and wrote a pointless toot denying doing that thing using that keyboard you just said you don't have.

It's a "Royal Kludge" RK61 in black, with orange lights, and brown switches.
Nice tactile feedback, not too much noise, and a very compact layout I'm finding shockingly easy to adapt to.
This is going to live in a bag with a laptop so size matters. It has a built in battery and can pair with three devices plus USB.

Hello mastodon.radio !

I'm on this site to post about stuff, primarily notes to myself about operations or things i'd like to do.

I operate mostly 2 meter and from my home shack in the attic in EN82dg, and spend a fair bit of time DX'ing through the wonderful network of SDR stations around the world.

W8EMV is my current call sign, previously KD8OQG.

My "all radio" weblog is vielmetti.typepad.com/w8emv - I'll draft ideas here to post here.

cc @ed_packet

Now we have the "Feditalk" talk group on BrandMeister , is anyone interested in a net?

Finally worked out why my pi-star hotspot has been so quiet for the last week.
Hotspot security was enabled in but I hadn't set the password in pi-star.
Once that was sorted, oh look, surprise surprise, I could see myself on the last heard page.
Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to put out some calls at a more sensible time when I'm not half asleep.

This map shows stations who have heard my radio calls today in FT8 mode (computer communication) essentially on 20m and 40m bands.

pskreporter.info/ is a great tool to see tx propagation.

Tusky X (10) has been released!

We now provide:
Bookmarks
Scheduled toots
Audio attachments are supported

New translations:
Icelandic ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Kabylian
Slovakian ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Full release notes here:
github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/rele

Now we have the "Feditalk" talk group on BrandMeister , is anyone interested in a net?

Huzzah!

BrandMeister have added the "Feditalk" talk group!

Talk Group number 23514

I'm about to pop it into my radio and give it a go.

Thanks to Rudy PD0ZRY for sorting the ticket.

Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try - Slashing meeting hours and doing away with open-plan offices all helped npr.org/2020/02/21/807133509/e

Please welcome @f4bpo!

@f4bpo, please toot an so we can get to know you ๐Ÿ˜€ 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

One of my patch cables fell apart, literally, the connector just came away from the cable.

I've been using this for at least a year? Maybe more?

On close inspection, I can't see that this was ever soldered at all?
That central wire doesn't have any evidence of solder.

Maybe the wire that is soldered is still in the connector and the wire failed?

But when?

Makes me wonder about all the failed contacts and time spent shouting CQ into the void...

It's normal to clean your desk with isopropyl alcohol, right?

Please welcome @acetech!

@acetech please toot an so we can get to know you ๐Ÿ˜€ 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

Mastodon.Radio is now running mastodon v3.1.1

v3.1.1 is just a bugfix for 3.1.0, so I'd suggest reading the release notes here:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

As ever, please let me know of any issues!

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