By the by: the rumors that the QCX+ really exists are true. I got my kit today.

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@Shufei This reminds me of a fun story.

Once upon a time it was illegal for US amateur stations to make contact with their Cuban counterparts.

One day a US station hears a Cuban station down on HF (I forget what band). US station says to his buddy "It's a real shame we're not allowed to talk to Cuba because I'm hearing <callsign> 59 here."

Cuban station then says to nobody in particular "It's a shame we cannot talk to the US because I hear <callsign> 59 here."

No regs were broken that day.

Just ordered a QCX+ for 20m. Kind of sad that the QCX isn't available anymore. I liked the form factor more (it was more like the KX2).

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

PRE πŸ‘ TTY πŸ‘ PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

Inspector Marconi and the near vertical skywave incident.

New antenna declaration finished. Left to do: mailing in the paperwork, rearranging my inverted V, and buying a bigger rig. And moving my shack upstairs. Probably in this order. Yay for being able to run 100 Watts even with people in the garden. At least in theory.

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Find a cool product on #Amazon?

That company exists OFF Amazon, too.

1) #DDG company name.

2) Order from their site.

2a) Can usually find a 10% code!

3) Still get product in 2-8 days.

4) Company avoids losing 25% margin share to Amazon.

5) You avoid giving money to #Bezos.

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Does anyone live stream themselves operating ?

Would it be interesting?

Sure I could learn a lot from an experienced op

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RT @tabbydragon@twitter.com

For those of us struggling to be β€œproductive”

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/tabbydragon/status

No, I'm totally happy with my QRP rig. Stations are either way too fast for me to read them or too far away for them to read me. Also, the QSB could be less on 40m.

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I want to run a distributed film night for some friends, the kind where we all watch the same film at the same time but in different places.

I'm sure there is a proper name for this.

And I'm sure I've seen other groups on the fediverse do it.

Are there any tips?
Is there a specific platform for it that works great, or do we all just "get the dvd" and chat using the same platforms as usual?

I think if done right this could be a really useful technique to keep social bonds during isolation.

I just released version 2.2.1 or Morselino, my Morserino-32 fork. This release contains a bug fix for a small glitch in the way new games are handled in Morse Tennis.

You can find the binary in zipped form at

github.com/matthiasjordan/Mors

The source code is at the same spot. Since this is a bug fix only,
the documentation has not changed.

I just released Morselino-32, a fork of the Morserino-32 firmware. The version is 2.1.0, because it is based on version 2.0 of Morserino.
It has a new mode for learning head copying and supports SOS as a prosign.

github.com/matthiasjordan/Mors

Had the nagging feeling I have to buy a new smart phone because the USB jack seemed broken and I could barely charge the darn thing. Now I pulled out half a tissue out of the jack and everything is shiny again. Woohoo!

What is up with that sunspot number?!? Long time no see, SN > 0!

Hi, everyone de DL4MAT.
I'm fully-licenced (class A) since last year, mostly operating CW on 80m using my big fat FT-818 (just kidding - it's not that big). Also trying to get the hang on satellites but haven't been successful, yet. Then, again, the diplexer is yet to be installed in my sat setup.

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