Got my RTL-SDR today and briefly working. More to come on this or my alt. Hoping to convince myself that a real rig is a worthwhile purchase so I can work distant stations.

This instructable is confusing--if I build a cable that triggers PTT, do I need to mess with vox?

I was able to get an packet to the nearest igate using my mobile, but not yet with my HT. Probably looking into next if I want to automate (especially reception).

Still trying to experment before buying any new radios. I know I could get a cheap Baofeng and cable to a phone with vox, but sounds sketchier from what I read.

Okay, so I dove into reading about . There's a hole in digipeaters/igates in my area (MN USA).

I thought that there was a whole FCC system of getting your repeater approved for a specific location, but there's also a lot of how-to online without legal advice.

Is this because digipeaters count as APRS devices and have my call sign attached, or does the law allow APRS digipeaters as long as I don't interfere/accept interference, etc.?

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Think I'm ready to talk at @G5BK about .

Feel free to send messages to M0YNG-5 (I might even get them!)

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Now seems as good a time as any to randomly mention that you can - but absolutely don't have to - contribute to the running costs of

(I just paid to renew the server for another year!)

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So, I have not decided to run my own Mastodon instance, but I am writing a script that I hope should help install it the heck of a lot faster. It has at least one bug in it that I can tell and it appears to be a pretty major one. But, so far so good. I'm following the installation guide step by step in the script and I even have sleep timers and explanations of what's going on popping on screen. . Also, I have no idea how to use GitHub or Gitlab but I would like to publish it

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"I wanted a LORA/MESH small tool to communicate besides SIM CARD controlled networks. Something really free and capable of helping people in emergency situation or just helping people to communicated freely."

I also have to admit that I have no idea what I'm doing, but this all _seems_ feasible.

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Anyone hacked together a dead-simple handheld device for sending text messages? Privacy isn't a concern, interested in installing a repeater to relay messages in remote area. Doesn't need a touchscreen, only a small keyboard and small display for text.

Hello again! I'm not super active here or on the air, but I figured I would toot. I'm located in northwestern , USA.

This is a secondary account for me, but I'll try to post radio-related adventures here. Operating from Minnesota, USA with (still) a Technician license while I study for General. Happy to be here!


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