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!
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!
I wrote a thing about Jack Tramiel, Commodore, Atari and his desire to crush the thing he built to win at the war of business: https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/crash-and-burn-the-amiga-st-story
The maintainer of hamlib has asked for bug reports/feedback on whether a number of rigs (marked alpha, beta and untested) work with WSJT-X.
There's a list at: https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/mailman/message/37062608/
My 9 year old nephew has been making stop motion videos for a few weeks now.
Here's the latest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBl2XzyE7rI
Over 400 people replied to the GQRP club's survey about holding the convention online, and most were keen.
That's an impressive number! When I went to the live convention a couple of years ago there were probably about 40 of us there in total!
It makes me think that when things go back to normal talks also need streaming.
WSJT-X 2.2.2 is out. It's a bugfix release with some decoder speedups, so that's cool:
> It is particularly targeted for slower single board computer users such as the Raspberry Pi Model 3 or similar.
Announced at: https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/mailman/message/37043488/
And release notes at: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/Release_Notes.txt
Many interesting things in official #JS8Call documentation
For example, set location on #APRS network
F1RUM: @APRSIS GRID JN25HC50FP
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