Enjoying #introductions, so here's mine:
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!
I love these "copper tape" circuits https://hackaday.com/2020/01/15/the-flexible-permanence-of-copper-tape-circuits/
Found a really (suspiciously?) cheap FT817 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00OD1432I - £309.00
It's not currently in stock but this is a great price for "The Art of Electronics (3rd edition)" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronics-Winfield-Hill-Paul-Horowitz/dp/0521809266 £23.50!
I must have paid about £50 when I was an undergrad back in the 00s 😂
Slightly old news, but this business card which also runs linux is neat: https://www.thirtythreeforty.net/posts/2019/12/my-business-card-runs-linux/
I updated my website to use a different Hugo theme and switched comments to commento (https://commento.io/) from disqus.
I also disabled google analytics (inspired by my instance buddies!).
Not 100% sure about the theme yet, and I see there's a fair amout of link-rot, but it's clean and quick. Oh, and @ https://hackerific.net
Happy Holidays everyone!
Here's hoping everyone gets a bit of quality time with some random projects 🥂
So far, I've repaired Dad's PSU (it works!) and build a new 60% mechanical keyboard. Some info here: https://github.com/mattfoster/gh60-satan-keymap Fun times!
C, What The Fuck??! https://bowero.nl/blog/2019/12/15/c-what-the-fuck/
Forgot to mention I found the AirSpy HF repo on github: https://github.com/airspy/airspyhf
These tools work with the Airspy HF+ Discovery on the Pi and Mac, (although I did still need a windows box to update the firmware). They're also not yet packaged on Debian, or in the official homebrew project.
I've not had much time to play, but I think airspyhf_rx should work a lot like the RTL tools.
Also, this blog has a lot of cool content, even though I can't read it: spinorlab.matrix.jp/ja/page/3/
Well that was depressing to wake up to!
Looking around for some interesting/good news, I've found:
Also, someone put an ultrasonic transducer on an SDR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8z02pICisM So I could you could use this to make a bat detector? It's super cool to hear the doppler shift.
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