So if some poor sap activator is qrs, and struggling to pull a call out of the pileup, please slow ALL the way down to their speed, and maybe skip the first round or two. Especially if they ask QRS. Being out of the shack and distracted can make it difficult to get into the groove for newbies. Signed -failed and flustered activator.

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The panadapter was the first killer app on SDRs; the next one would be IF level DVR so that when you see a signal and tune to it, you could 'rewind' a few seconds and actually hear what you missed.

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Posted the initial commit of AuGratin to github. AuGratin pulls latest POTA spots. Lets you filter these by band and or mode. When a spot is clicked on the chaser and park info is pulled. Update the RST report and logging to an adif file just one click away.

See the README file for details at github.com/mbridak/augratin

I decided to buck the trend. 3 feet is enough to reach a battery on the ground or the ps on the desk while minimising wiring mess.

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@ve3mal Stub? They sell little E shaped pieces of sheet metal to panel mount the powerpole right to the back of the case

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@ve3mal
I leave it long and swap the connector to xt30/xt60

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Do you adulturate your rig's power cable?

Got the kids onto digimodes. Who else wants multiplayer racing games on their HTs?

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Cosmonauts on the will be conducting an MAI experiment on June 8-9. The mode is expected to be PD120 on 145.800 MHz FM.
This will be first time new D710GA in Service Module has been used for SSTV
June 8: 09:45-15:00 GMT
June 9: 08:35-16:15 GMT
twitter.com/AmsatUK/status/153

My zigbee dongle in the basement wasn't picking up the sensors on the 2nd floor. I was going to buy something to be a repeater, but then my thought, "give it a better groundplane." Placed it on top of a furnace duct and boom! It works perfectly!

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Activated K-9006 this morning in what felt like very poor conditions. Managed 18 QSOs with my 10W and random wire antenna.

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Successful activation of K-1333 this morning with 71 total QSOs. Tons of QSB on every band but the view and weather more than made up for it.

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Can anyone help me figure wtf this bot acct that just followed me is all about

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Really excited that a buddy of mine K2IW did his first activation today. Way to go! (Need to get him here on mastodon).

I did an open source thing! Minimalist contest logger "clogger" can now key CW over Hamlib directly using the rigs built in keyer! One-cable slick. github.com/etamme/clogger/pull

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