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Hey all,

I am from Germany. did my License A in 2017, but as I lived in a big city, I had not space for any kind of rig.

So I used handhelds on U/VHF and played with SDRs. I recently moved to the country side and plan to build a shack here.

Besides ham, I work in IT, but my main focus, attention and thoughts are on the developing climate catastrophe currently.

Hence I am interested also in thinking beyond the normal path we go as operators.

Link up :)

I pulled the trigger. 😬
After more than 5 years of informing myself, comparing and weighing all options I bought a HF hamradio.

Let's see how long it takes until it gets here.

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Happy World Standards Day, a day where the entire world celebrates international standardization... well, the entire world except the US, which celebrates this on October 22nd 😂

(I wish I was kidding)

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So far, there is only one person in my local club with whom i can vibe.

All the rest made jokes about their wives. Ughh.

Soooo, I was almost ready to buy a IC705. I was just waiting for the seller telling me what the TX extension includes.... when I hear the Xiegu 6100 will come out soon.

Half the price with almost the same features (minus UHF/VHF). But nobody has tested the rig yet. *sigh

What to do.

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„Die Benachrichtigung durch die Corona-Warn-App über ein erhöhtes Risiko ermöglicht einen kostenlosen PCR-Test.“ Bitte unbedingt teilen, weil viele das nicht wisse. Und den Test wegen der Kosten evtl. nicht machen.

Went out with the CB radio today. About 15 min by feet and strung up the antenna with a fishing rod. That worked very well!

The noise that plagues me at home... completely gone.

Was sind denn so die LiFePo-Batterieshops wo man in DE gut Dinge für hamradio kaufen kann?

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Dear people on,

you can support this instance if you like by making a recurring donation here:

It is close to reach a sustaining level soon and it would be great if we can relieve the person(s) running the instance a bit.

73 and all the rest

I got so much small stuff the last days...
- helping hands
- a heat resistent silicone mat
- a nano vna
- a ts100
and so forth.

Feels like really upgrading my game now :o

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Here's a poll. We want to reproduce the poll math bug. So listen carefully and follow the instructions.

Check how many people have voted before. If it is an odd number, select 1st option, 2nd option for an even number. If you are the first to vote, select the 2nd option.

Please ignore 3rd and 4th options. We want to keep the number of votes for 1st and 2nd equal.

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Look what came!

I have @alex stickers!

Would you like one?
I think it would cost me around £2 to send internationally, so if you were to donate at least that much and give me an address to send it to I will try my best to send you a free sticker to say thank you for helping to keep our instance running.

PayPal to should work...
You can make an ongoing contribution via too

Thanks again to @Anna for her great art!

Would anybody interested in reading and discussing the book "200 Meters & down" by Clinton DeSoto with me?

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To the ham radio operators among us: Do you log each and every QSO? I am doing this at the moment but it feels a bit more like a burden than benefitial. I am thinking of switching from an electronic log to a paper log which is not focused on QSOs but on the other OM/YL. An idea would be a ring binder with custom paper sheets where one or more pages are dedicated to one OM/YL. On this page i would take notes on what has been discussed, when and with what reports.

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