Hi all! I got a new callsign, so I'm moving over to @W1CDN. You may be getting a follow invite from there soon.
Yeah, I'm going to switch. It's weird seeing replies/@ with my old call.
Flagging this hear to think about later, still don't know why my #IC7300 refuses to show signal strength with AGC turned off.
I feel like I'm getting worse. Going through all this spirit writing, but at 30 wpm characters, I still have ample time to count because I'm at 10 wpm effective spacing.
How do you turn your brain off? Learn even faster?
Thanks for all the hardware suggestions!
I'm playing with an old Toshiba Satellite L505D. Had Ubuntu installed already, upgraded 18 to 19 to 20. Running into audio issues and waterfall freezing in #js8call and #jtdx. Whole thing is a bit sluggish (expected).
Annoyed with the audio issues, I've swapped the Windows 7 drive back in and will be trying with that.
If I end up doing stuff in the field, will need a solution that needs less power. For now, trying to use what I have. #hamradio
I actually don't know what I want. So there you go.
FCC official now. Woot.
OK, OK, I get why people like paddle keys+keyer now. Had to try it myself to understand.
Picked up a double paddle and a straight key from cwmorse.us. I know they aren't as precision as more expensive keys, but I'm just getting into this. Wired them both up and tried some sending.
Will definitely try to get decent on both types, but first I need to learn all the letters.
#MorseMentor on Android seems like a good alternative to lcwo.net.
I passed! 49/50
Good times being a test subject for in-person online exam.
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