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I got my full license in July, having done my intermediate in Jan and Foundation in Dec, so I consider myself a newbie with an M0 license.

Got into radio to regain some knowledge in electronics (I have a degree in it, but don't use it for work so have forgotten a LOT).

Loving it so far, especially construction and and messing with digital modes. Definitely still a bit mic shy but working on it!

Also, I 100% recommend the Bath based courses!

Feel pretty pleased with myself, I just built my first home-designed PCB and it worked :alex_grin:

It's the small bidirectional amplifier described here: and built by w2aew here

I made a couple of footprint mistakes but didn't need any bodge wires! I spent ages messing with KiCad but learned a lot, and have a few ideas for changes. I don't really have a project in mind, but wanted to build something simple I could use to learn.

Essential viewing for anyone who does stuff with electricity I think!

How to use your trashy meter without blowing it up (much)

What hand do you write with?

Pls boost for sample size

📢 WSJT-X 2.5.0 was announced here:

🗒️ Release notes are here:

📁 And downloads are via:

The release notes say:

"WSJT-X in this release is nearly identical to that in WSJT-X 2.4.0.
The Q65 decoder has been enhanced to measure and compensate for linear
frequency drift in Q65 signals."

So not hugely exciting 🤷, but I expect hamlib has also been updated.


"Available from a well known internet site". "Get this from a popular Chinese website". "Available from an online auction site". 😃

I always laugh when I see this sort of thing in magazines. I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with naming companies and providing URLs.

It's time for a new WSJT-X release candidate.

📢 WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc6 was announced here:

🗒️ Release notes are here:

📁 And downloads are via:

The release notes seem to mainly cover bug fixes, so maybe there will be a GA release soon.


I managed to watch a couple of the convention talks yesterday. Great stuff and I'm looking forward to catching up with the rest when they're available. Details/programme at

Somehow managed to erase mysql and mod-php during upgrading to Bullseye.

Easily fixed but d'oh! One of these days I'll get around to getting puppet or something set up.

Three years ago today I registered the domain

To celebrate our birthday I am super excited to reveal our new mascot @alex!

@Atsuko has done an amazing job at bringing them to life and we have a server banner too!

More birthday surprises to come...

PS: I don't need any money to keep our instance running or pay for this great art, but if you want to help I'll be able to buy that raspberry pi 4...

@m0puh If people didn't have callsigns like GB2021YORKSHIRE/P it wouldn't break :meowthinksmart:

And now WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc5 is out.

This fixes a bug with non-standard callsigns.

Email announcement at:

And downloads/release notes are in the normal places.


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I sound like a 🤖 now, but WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc4 and MAP65 3.0-rc4 are out.

WSJT-X adds "contest and FD operating in Q65 mode" among other things.

Release notes are here:

... and the announcement is here:


WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc3 and MAP65 3.0-rc3 are out.

The release notes at suggest this is mainly a bug fix release.

Announcement at

📻 🌔

Shows how good my memory is: I just relearned about today. It looks interesting for my use case, providing messaging and position support for wilderness races. Could be easy to deploy repeaters.

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WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc2 and MAP65 3.0-rc2 are out.

The focus is still on Q65 and EME so worth a look if you use those.

Announcement at:

Release notes:

You can also browse the mailing list archives using (I'm always surprised sourceforge still exists).

WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1 and MAP65 3.0-rc1 are out.

I have not really heard of MAP65, but the notes say if you use it for EME you should try this RC.

Announcement at:

Release notes at: as always.

Have fun!

WSJT-X 2.4.0 GA is out.

This adds Q65 (a new mode) and some decoder enhancements (as well as a few other things mentioned in the notes).

Release notes at:

Announcement at:

and since I've not looked at it for a while, user guide at:

:radio_base: :radio_tower:

Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

Let's try this again (corrected URL, thanks @vautee)

I posted my notes on getting the digirig working:

Basically: it works, it's cool and tiny and I learned the FT818 does CAT based PTT.

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