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've neglected my WSJT-X announcement duty!
WSJT-X 2.3.0-rc2 was released on 2020-11-15.
Release notes at: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Release_Notes.txt
Mailing list message at: https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/mailman/message/37152287/
I don't think there are any obviously visible changes here. I'm hoping it will work properly on a Pi, which the previous rc didn't.
I think I have packed everything into the box!
F4GOH's aprs thing
Cell charger, and boost converter
USB extension for updating the code
SMA extension for aerial
It's so tight the only thing glued in is the power module so it remains aligned to the hole on the back for charging!
Ahh, the deps are wrong, expecting an updated package at some point.
I've not managed to install this on my Pi, despite it running the Buster version of Rasbpian, there's no version of libgfortran that's new enough.
But considering I'm not on 2200 and 630 m that's no great loss!
The first release candidate for WSJT-X 2.3.0 is out.
This release adds two new modes for LF/MF, called FST4 and FST4W.
I had heard some rumours about this but not looked into them!
Release notes at:
Mailing list message at:
These new(ish) RX-888 SDRs look interesting:
1 to 32 MHz via direct sampling, and streamed over USB. Nice!
The new radio on the ISS is a modified Kenwood D710G, nice.
Almost downloaded a gig of MPLAB to try to program a PIC using a pre-supplied hex file...
... only to discover there's a tiny GUI tool for the PICkit 3 programmer I have. Win! Actually, I just used Windows as last time I tried this stuff on Linux it was really hard.
I definitely prefer AVR stuff, but I guess that's what I'm used to.
I'm building an N7DDC ATU kit from eBay.
Great to see The Dork Web's recent radio content -- https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/the-dork-web-missing-links
This is one of my favourite newsletters at the moment, check it out if you like deep dives into miscellaneous nerdery (you know you do!).
It also mentions @DC7IA's ham list, which is great 👌
DCC looks interesting!
So many online conferences, so little time!
OK, so I don't use the 30% keyboards I built in the past, but I still want one of these:
The lineup for the GQRP club online convention looks good!
• “Building QRP transceivers” with Hans Summers G0UPL, designer and manufacturer of the QCX QRP transceiver.
• “HF propagation and QRP” with Steve Nichols G0KYA, author and chairman of the RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee
• “Homebrew SSB Transceivers” with Pete Juliano N6QW, co-presenter of the Soldersmoke podcast and a prolific home brewer.
are just a few I could fit!
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