Had a good quick chat on #2M simplex with one of the local university club hams. Slowly learning how to do this stuff.
Enjoy a morning of #HamRadio fellowship, seminars, a flea market, raffle, and more at the largest Hamfest in #NorthDakota
I can't remember whether I took a C++ class in high school or stopped at Pascal. Either way, learning it now for #Arduino is...challenging.
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There is a measurable lag in 1) me hearing a character and deciding what it is; and 2) and moving my finger to push the button. I guess it's just a grind now to shorten (1). I feel like (2) is somehow important, though.
Trying to get to 90% character recognition before introducing a new one, listening at 30 wpm character speed and trying not to count 😞 .
Less than 24 hours in and we're feeling really good about this. Did some test walks with and without a phone and got notified appropriately.
The #ficollar uses Bluetooth when near the base station or a phone running the app (using the respective device location; no GPS chip in the base, location set manually) and wifi + (I think) collar GPS when those aren't available. When no wifi, uses mobile network and collar GPS. #fidogs
Other interesting #hamradio #podcast episodes I caught were these about #APRS and #transmitterhunting (respectively) from @K4CDN.
- Ham Radio 360: APRS Follow-up (Listener Q&A) https://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/03/07/ham-radio-360-aprs-follow-up-listener-qa/
- Ham Radio 360: Fox Hunting (Transmitter & Bunnies too) https://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/07/25/ham-radio-360-fox-hunting-transmitter-bunnies-too/
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