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The Smithsonian announced today that they have released 2.8 million images into the public domain (CC0 license). In celebration of this I made a bot you can follow that will post one random image from the set every 8 hours:


For more on the imageset, see here:

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I was sending a PL signal across a stadium but part of it wasn't getting there. Found this on the other end. :/

It was a huge pain in the ass to get power from the battery to the trunk where the radio will live.. I snaked the cable through the conduit behind the fuse box, only to discover it was a false firewall. The windshield wipers came off , with a bunch of trim to reveal the real firewall. Once inside the cabin it was easy to hide the cable under the trim. Lots of zip ties were used to secure the cable away from the clutch, brake, and gas pedals.

I've had this car for 7 years and I'm just now getting around to installing a proper vhf/uhf rig.

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Just bid £1.99 for a 56k modem on eBay.

This can only result in an overly complex and expensive project involving a raspberry pi becoming a dialup server...

It probably wouldn't forward to the real internet, like this guide

But it might offer something over telnet maybe?
(I'm working on a mastodon client for slow text only connections...)

#retro ? #dialup

10M CW from the Florida panhandle. I could hear one station send their call over and over and over - like the OM fell asleep on his keyer. He didn't answer my call. Pile of wire is the counterpoise of my crappy MFJ antenna. I got the best SWR this way. Moved to 20M and made some nice QSO's to New Mexico, New Hampshire, and another to a guy directly across the lagoon from me. Small world!

Worked 2M, 40M from W6/CT-019 yesterday. Photo from the hike down.

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time cat # A simple stopwatch. Run to start, use Ctrl-D to stop. Check elapsed or real time in output.

My junk bin 50ohm load doesn’t work so well above 14mhz.

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Hi! #introductions

I'm Iain, from Scotland.

I'm interested in packet radio on HF, VHF and UHF. I'm working on a secure, robust and reliable packet radio stack on top of #openbsd:

#packetradio #bsd #ax25 #aprs #ip

I also have packaged a lot of radio-related software in Debian:


SOTA W6/CT-226 w/ @alrs .
2M, 20M. Furthest QSO to North Carolina on 14Mhz. 5W into a base loaded 17' vertical wire. No love on 7Mhz.

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