VK QRP 80m Contest
Saturday 10th April UTC 10:00
First hour 3.5MHz- 3.535MHz and digital 3.570-3.600MHz. Second hour and digital voice 3.535MHz- 3.570MHz and 3.6MHz- 3.70 MHz. If you hear anyone call please give them a signal report.

The new G5RV works. Just made 3 contacts to VK2 VK3 and VK7. Special thanks to Luca who was at Scout camp and sounded like this was his first time on air.

The TS180S is working really well with the G5RV antenna as a receiver. Still haven't transmitted. Fired everything up this morning to find the microphone didn't work (using a transceiver that has been in storage for a decade). Found a broken wire just behind the plug, after some stripping and soldering now have a working microphone.

The G5RV antenna I built (exclusively from parts I found in the shed) is up. Sitting at around 11m in the closest tree to the house. Have run coax in through the wall and connected it to Kenwood TS180S, tuned in 80m, 40m, 15m and 10m. I now have my very own station! Yes that means this household has 2 separate stations so we can use simultaneously. Now for my first contact on the new setup.

Someone in my feed mentioned installing a linux distribution on all their family computers because they rarely had to do any followup visits, it just ran no hassles. Can anyone suggest what distro it might of been as I cant find the toot, It wasn't mint as they suggested mint needed followup attention.

I am after the rss feed for the mastodon.radio local feed. Anyone know?

Productive day - I learnt to solder and made a 1:1 50 ohm balun for my yet to made made antenna.

Always was, always will be.
Invasion Day 2021 -Jan 26th.
Acknowledging this nation's story began at the dawn of time and didn't begin with documented European contact.

@ChrisWere I'd be interested in a video on how to choose a cloud provider. I keep reading positive comments about next cloud, not sure where to start.

Wanting to add a second clock to a PC running Linux mint. Tried gworldclock it doesn't have a UTC option. Any suggestions?

@Tutanota I noticed you are developing access to email offline. Would you please add calendar and contacts offline access as well? I work in an area with no 4G signal so can't access email, contacts or calendar. It's annoying being asked a question and having to say I'll answer once I'm back in signal range. This sometimes happens in rural Australia.

What logging software are people using for their radio contacts? To date I've been using DX Keeper on a Windows machine. Now the shack computer is running Linux mint.

2nd up NW/SE so now Europe and South America are covered too.

If you are looking for something to do today, why not come up to the top of the queens domain and visit the REAST Open day and learn about radio? Open until 2.30pm #hobart #amateurradio #hamradio #event #Tasmania

NE/SW hourglass ready for 10m contest next weekend. That's Northern America and Southern Africa covered.

Today's bread making went well. Wholemeal sourdough. Threw away the recipe and made it based on instinct.

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