Pinned toot

Enjoying , 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!

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.

Show thread

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.

I posted my notes on getting the digirig working: http://localhost:1313/2021/04/24/digirig-ft818nd-with-wsjt-x/

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

I got a digirig after seeing someone here post about them. It arrived earlier this week and I just made some cabled to connect it to the FT818.

So far I am super impressed! Also, I learned the 818 can do CAT controlled PTT.

Details at: and I'll write up my experiences shortly.

Let's make a colour together! <3


Did corona affect how ham radio license tests are conducted in your country?

Please boost!

The pace of changes to hamlib seems pretty fast at the moment, too. I don't really keep track of that, but it might be worth a look:

I keep meaning to try the utilities bundled in WSJT-X (and forgetting!)

Show thread

Yesterday saw the release of two new WSJT-X versions: WSJT-X 2.3.1 (GA) and WSJT-X 2.4.0-rc4.

2.4.0-rc4 has tweaks to Q65 and various other changes. 2.3.1 has bug fixes, updated docs and a few other bits.

Announcement at:

Release notes at:

:radio_base: :radio_tower:

Also on the subject of keyboards I made myself a rev1 Sofle split board with Cherry Browns (

I'm still tweaking the keymap and I'm not used to using it but it's fun. The two screens look cool too.

Here's a pic with Royal Nave 2 caps.

I just made myself a "Gherkin Express" 40% keyboard. It's as big as a credit card, but fairly thick because I accidentally ordered the wrong size PCB.

Still, it worked once I filed the connector down! Instructions etc. at: as well as endless awesome tiny keyboard projects.

A recommendation from's latest stream for charging HT's with consumer 5v USB battery packs & a boost converter cord. It's working great!

Show older

Mastodon.Radio is a community space for the Amateur (Ham) Radio community. Come join us and talk radio, technology, and more!