It's 700a Eastern on a Thursday. Are there any nets active at this specific time?

I know of an 800a Eastern Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr net on the N8DUY repeater which you need RF in SE Michigan to participate in, and can monitor on Broadcastify:

broadcastify.com/webPlayer/199

alas there is a cache error on Broadcastify at the moment, 503 error with

Guru Meditation:

XID: 785482787

Varnish cache server

ARROW AMPteam outing last night at Prospect Park in Ypsilanti, Mi was a whole lot of fun from 2 meters on up.

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This looks interesting: antrak.org.tr/blog/adx-arduino

"A simple HF QRP Transceiver optimized for Digital Modes [...]
– Simple to procure [...]
– Simple to build – 2 modules, 2 IC’s and 4 Mosfets!
– Simple to setup and tune [...]
– Simple to operate – Plug in ADX MIC to soundcard MIC input and ADX SPK to PC soundcard speaker input and we are good to go with any digital modes Software.
– Dirt Cheap – Costs less than 25$ to get all parts and PCB if we exclude ridiculous shipping costs!" via qrz.com

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Today is, apparently, Trent Reznor, Enya and Alan Kay's birthday, so here's the plan: apparently Alan Kay plays a mean pipe organ, so if we can somehow arrange a jam session with those three and record it a lot of people's Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath numbers will _plummet_.

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This is my contingency plan if my logging software crashes in the middle of a QSO, or if I have to turn off the computers to save power during an outage.

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what's the most despicable tech company, retoot for exposure

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@w8emv oh, great band! And great song! Gotta listen to them again.

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@w8emv @M0YNG

i'm also looking into rewriting the streaming server in go 🙃

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It’s interesting how far genuine gratitude can motivate someone. Case in point, in a prior role I literally never got a thank you from the boss. He actually said the words “all you did was what we asked you to do.” (It wasn’t, but that’s a story for another day).

Meanwhile, doing dev and support, I get paid nothing, but I get regular on-air thanks from participants who recognize my callsign, and thanks from the other devs and admins, and it keeps me happily coming back for more😀

Le Tigre, "Get off the internet" Now playing on WCBN-FM. Thanks Max for playing my request! 734-763-3500.

wcbn.org

Baseball radio via KiwiSDR, listening to Dodgers - Tigers via a 5 kw sports AM station in Honolulu, HI.

The SDR is run by NH6XO; it reports having a "220' unterminated N-S Beverage - horizon blocked - blocked to all points west"

AM radio on Hawaii sounds different - you don't get the common co-channel interference that you would in the lower 48.

Tigers 0 - 0 Dodgers, bottom 1.

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Update!

mastodon.radio costs:

* £277.80 for the VPS
* €25 for the domain

This provides 8G RAM, 2 CPUs, 160G of storage (we're using around 69G right now but have been bouncing off the previous 81G limit)

More details (and optional donations) at
liberapay.com/M0YNG

Breakfast. Salami and shallot omrice with some lovely brown jasmine rice from Hyundai, and the last dregs of a bottle of Clancy's Fancy (which is very fancy indeed but also very good). Washed down with my daily aliquot of Roos cold brew, trying to do a growler every other week of the stuff.

Morning 2 meter net on 145.15- from the N8DUY repeater in Ann Arbor, MI (Scio Twp, M-14 and I-94) starts at 800a Eastern. Wide coverage from Toledo OH to Lansing MI to Detroit MI.

Repeaterbook has the repeater details at

repeaterbook.com/repeaters/det

alas no mention of this MoTuWeThFr net that run weekdays.

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For the last few months I've been helping a school prepare for CanSat (a sort of satellite mission, only its orbit is about 500m). They've asked for more help on the electronics.

Custom PCB's are a possibility.

Breadboard currently has a RPi pico, bmp280 sensor, LoRa module and potentially a GPS and method of driving a servo. Nice to have would be an micro sd slot

Opinions please. Too much for 17/18 year olds?

My KiCAD fu is bobbins so would need a checker to point out errors as well.

notes on the 2022 software-defined baseball season.

vielmetti.typepad.com/w8emv/20

some initial thoughts on tuning into far-away AM radio stations to chase baseball games, using KiwiSDR and WebSDR installations. Also previously 2018 and 2019 and 2020 notes, but I didn't write up 2021 for some reason.

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Wow, it's so cool to sit on the couch with headphones on and have a QSO via the iPad. I enjoy this app a lot so far 🤩

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Listening to 800 kHz "Rádio MEC AM Brasília" on KiwiBSB #1, Brasilia, Brazil.

kiwibsb.ddns.net:8073/?f=800.0

Beautiful strong signal, S9+20 with no adjacent channel interference. AM radio can sound great!

Now at 2016 UTC / 416p Eastern playing classical music. My Portuguese is not adequate to ID it, and I don't recognize the piece.

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