Classifieds score. My favorite HT for repeater work; discontinued and difficult to find. I smashed the one I bought new, fixed it, but had some kinda weird PTSD about smashing it again and not being able to fix it. Naturally, I required another to resolve that.

Found a crusty ol' spectrum analyzer at work. Connected some amateur HTs. I'm not sure my test setup is correct, and I'm not 100% sure on what the horizontal divisions are, or how to set them on this analyzer, but it seems that Baofengs are indeed, dirty.

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Our CEO just referred to SaaS as "Software as a hostage" and I think that's pretty spot on.

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ARRL VHF contest station on a summit, W6/CT-146. This is a 6M dipole. I later attached a roll up j-pole to the end of one of the elements for 70cm. I tried to avoid 2M, but made two contacts there at the request of a repeater friend.

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Hi! I'm going by Dubby here. I'm a ham located on the front range of the Rocky mountains in the US. Currently having fun exploring #SDR on VHF, listening in on, and practicing #CW. Want to get more into operating on the air and playing with radio security.

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I got these chinese 8ohm 100w resistors to measure thd+ noise, frequency response, power output exc, of HiFi amps on an Audio Precision. Tiny compared to my Dale 250w, 6ohm resistor. I need to check if they are inductive or not, and I'm going to need a huge heat sink.

Not a QSO, but it's nice to know I can get to Nebraska on 6M via FT8.

Bicycle mobile amateur radio station. 2m FM, 2m SSB, 70cm repeater stuff, y 5ghz w/ @alrs

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Hello ! This is an #introductions , as requested.

I recently returned to Mastodon after hearing about this instance on a different site. I'm really passionate about electronics, robotics, and promoting diversity in amateur radio/promoting the hobby among other teenagers.

My current project is .

Power poles, 12v -> 24v buck converter into a passive POE injector for a Ubiquity node running AREDN. Much less current draw than the small inverter I used before. Hopefully this won't flog the HF bands with QRM.

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The Western Electric Type-B, 100-point, 6-wire telephone crossbar switch (1970). An invention from a century ago, back when switches had coils and magnets, not ifconfig, ethtool or netfilter, it was where the idea of the keyboard matrix, matrix ROM and LED matrix originally came from, the same topology is also used for interconnection in multiprocessor computer systems. #retrocomputing #electronics

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