This looks really cool: Adding to my "I'll do it when I'll have too much time on my hands" list, but it's definitely tempting

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Is it necessary to have an antenna tuner in QRP mode (<5W) ?

If it is, which one to put in backpack ?

Or how do you do when you go to field with a small transceiver and a long wire antenna ?

(I have so many questions)

This looks cool: . I guess I will finally try to create something in Lazarus

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

Looks like local repeaters are advertising themselves using Bulletin Messages. Cool, even though personally I wouldn't allow them to bounce off digipeaters 😉

Switched my account from to disroot, hopefully will be more stable than

Confirmed - message was received and everything worked nicely. This is great.

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Now I can confirm - over works. Now I'm waiting for the reception confirmation from @sp6hfe , to whom I've sent the message.

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A experimental IGate was tested today with bi-directional messaging. It's still missing a lot, but it works, was able to do Xastir to APRS-IS to HamBSD to RF with the Yaesu handheld.

Maybe I should start my own Reflector...
Looks straightforward enough to be fun, yet may be fun at the same time. There's even a possibility to link it to a DMR TalkGroup.

Turns out, instead of BibTeX, there's also BibLaTeX, which is way nicer when it comes to customization when you need bibliography in your document. The biggest downside I've seen yet, is that no LaTeX IDE seems to support it out of the box, but since .bib file format is almost the same, all you need to do is set the build system to latexmk and everything will be okay :D

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OH SHIT!!!!!! NEW NINE INCH NAILS MUSIC RELEASED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND IT'S GHOSTS V-VI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

while more or less forced to stay at home, we have tried to make roast potatoes from serious eats. I can definitely recommend making them, and we will definitely make them again

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BrandMeister have added the "Feditalk" talk group!

Talk Group number 23514

I'm about to pop it into my radio and give it a go.

Thanks to Rudy PD0ZRY for sorting the ticket.

I have to admit that polkit is one of the coolest things I've learned about in recently

Yesterday I've suceeded at two-way communication on with on my FT-818. Blog post incoming, I guess

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This PHP webapp does exactly what I've always wanted: converts an RSS feed of links to an RSS feed of full-text. Happy to have found it.

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