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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!

📢 WSJT-X 2.6.0-rc1was released last night.

"WSJT-X 2.6.0 Release Candidate 1 introduces support for the ARRL
International Digital Contest; performance enhancements for FT8, Q65,
and EME Echo mode; new controls and options on the GUI; and several
bug fixes."


Release notes:


My Chrismas/NewYear holiday project was this frontend for the RadioBerry/HermesLite2 SDR that gives the user, some knobs and switches.. It has been a fun project, far from complete. The board design was by a friend of mine VU2XTO.

Happy new year mastodonians!

📢 WSJT-X 2.5.4 was just released, with two new people stepping up to replace work done by the late G4WJS:

This looks like a small bug fix release to "Repair a defect that caused occasional crashes when in QSO with stations using nonstandard callsigns."

URLs are unchanged:


It's that time of year where I like to share this awesome video by CGP Grey

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My satellite ground station has been up and running for six months.

My antenna is a dipole I just cobbled together from wire and some coax and it's hanging outside my garage door. It seems to have some directivity towards east.

Great to see that the GQRP convention videos are out:

I really enjoyed Charlie ZLTCTM's and Farhan VU2ESE's as they gave a glimpse into the processes successful homebrewers use to get things done.


:loudspeaker: WSJT-X 2.5.3 was just released with a new feature for ARRL VHF contents:

I was sad to read that Bill G4WJS passed away recently. I had never spoken with him but was always impressed by his patience and breadth of knowledge.

Only Win64 packages have been released so far, but URLs are the same as always:


I managed to get one of the first batch of QDX transceivers from QRP labs, and I just plugged it in for the first time. It needs some tweaks but works!

There are some odd design decisions (9V power and USB type B) but it's cool and tiny.

It's time to promote hashtag usage !
Please, add relevant in your toots, it really helps to retrieve old discussions 😉

I find these development update posts really interesting

It's great to get a view into how real problems are solved. I've seen the same sort of thing on CrowdSupply 👌

I feel I need to make something clear. is a safe space, a friendly space.

We welcome anyone interested in radio, and trust that our members agree that:

Trans Rights are Human Rights

I hacked a Toaster Oven into a PCB reflow machine.

Basically, I just added a cheap PID controller and a thermocouple, and it was a fun and fairly quick project!

I wrote about it here:

I managed to use the ST-LINK clone I ordered (immediately prior to ordering a J-LINK Edu Mini) to program a Blackpill board with the arduino blink example. Luckily it's not possible to have too many ways to program chips.

There are so many cool projects on at the moment. 👌 inspirational stuff!

Today I spent a while fighting with a "black pill" STM32 board, which must be a clone. I can't get the thing in DFU mode and it has a weird HID bootloader and USB IDs: 0483:572A [WeAct Studio WeAct Studio HID Bootloader], but everything expects 1209:BEBA. 😕

I have now given up and ordered an ST-LINK programmer (very cheap, so also a clone :alex_grin:) so hopefully I'll have more luck with that!

I also didn't know what `which` isn't POSIX. Interesting article from LWN:

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