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Finally built an antenna for 30 meters - in this case a wire dipole in the attic. Had to fold it around a bit but seems to be working well 🙂

Had an annoying problem with noise on the band afterwards though.
After a wandering around and switching things on and off, it became apparent that it was caused by my VDSL modem on the other side of the house. Interestingly it seems to have improved substantially by unwrapping the wire running between the phone socket and the router that was coiled up.

hello fediverse

if you have like, two minutes, please consider filling out this survey i have to do for school

it's about how many books you read. don't worry if you don't read books very much, that's actually one of the things we're looking for

it's a google form. sorry

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

- Hey everyone.

My interests are still TBD. I decided to get my license on a whim. I knew nothing about it. In the process of studying / reading about this, my mind has been completely blown. How did I never hear of this whole network of repeaters before?! Or APRS and this radio based messaging thing?! So many cool things out here to learn!

I'm mostly in VHF/UHF space for now. I can see my future interests branching into and HF.

Day job is tech/software devel.

Everyone, Please welcome @ve6bbs

Please toot an so we can get to know you 😁 add some hashtags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
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(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!
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RMS 

Whatever else is going on that you do or don't agree with, in my opinion this is not a person who should be leading free software in 2021

"I usually fetch web pages from other sites by sending mail to a program that fetches them, much like wget, and then mails them back to me."

stallman.org/stallman-computin

- Hey folks.

My interests are mainly around operation, messing around with homebrew antennas and fiddling around with various data modes at the moment. Also currently in the process of learning as well.

Everyone, Please welcome @M1JSC !

Please toot an so we can get to know you 😁 add some hashtags too so we know what interests you.

You can find more people in the instance in the directory
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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

Posted this in a reply but here it is again. How to fill out the UK 2021 census independently from your household without them being able to see

I got my license back in 2002 and got my general ticket in 2003. I have always been an RF guy, never got into the online voice over IP type of connections. I love being out away from cell phone coverage and yet know that I can get help if I need to.
I operate mostly on VHF but also get on HF sometimes. On VHF I check in with the club and emergency communications group every week, and I run the nets twice a month. On HF I check into a couple of nets on 75 meters from time to time.

I'm sure we've discussed it before, but ...

What do people think of the EMF stuff?

ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licen

"require licensees to comply with internationally agreed levels in the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelines for the protection of the general public from electromagnetic fields (EMF)."

It applies to everyone who has a radio license in the UK (not just ) and is international levels so I'm sure non-uk people have thoughts too!

Everyone, Please welcome @kj7vzz !

Please toot an so we can get to know you 😁 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

In case you missed it, Google Play recently removed the @Tusky Mastodon app without proper explanation.

Tusky is one of the best Android Mastodon apps, with nothing controversial in it at all. It's quite disturbing that Google can and does act like this.

An alternative and much better way of getting Tusky onto your Android device is by using the independent FOSS app store @fdroidorg

You can find instructions for installing F-Droid here: switching.software/replace/goo

#FediTips #MastoTips #Tusky

whew. ok. one less project taking up space on my desk.

the Yaesu FT-101E now "works" but "needs" proper alignment, meanwhile my main antenna is still down from last Fall's wind storms taking out the tree it used. so, no need to waste space on the desk. tempted to sell it now, i also have an external VFO (for working split) and a speaker/telephone interface (just some audio isolation and convenient terminals) for it.

i have no idea how stable these are for the long winded digital modes i like to use, so i'm even less inclined to keep it. i've debugged/fixed it so i've had my fun, more or less. alternatively if anyone has the DC-DC power supply for it, also hmu.. still needs to be recapped before it can be really used, these old caps WILL pop if it were to be used for a qso right now. it's well documented and recap kits are readily available.

@M0YNG@mastodon.radio #hamradio

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As Tusky was removed from Google Play
chaos.social/@ConnyDuck/105904
We need to grab some attention somehow, anyone has any ideas how to reach Google?

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