TFW you've been swearing at an antenna that won't tune for two days, and just when you think it's halfway decent, you try to ping the local repeater with no response.

You pack everything up and vow to look later. Just as you're done, you realize you manually keyed in the freq instead of using the memory channel, and of course there was no CTCSS tone set.

Sigh...

Wow. Mobilinkd + aprsfi works /really/ smoothly.
I'm not sure amateur radio kit deserves to be this slick.

SaraMG boosted

Floating points are basically that one weird trick that mathematicians don't want you to know

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Just discovered the Mobilinkd TNC3. Basically an open source (hardware and software) portable universal TNC with BLE.
Shut up and take my money.

TFW you realize that "OH SHIT" has a very clean CW shape.

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TFW the solder just won't take and you question your life choices.

Always amazes me what a difference a real antenna makes.

Old rubber duck (disconnected on left) on my SharkRF OpenSpot got me basically just within the house.

New DIY dipole (connected) gets me to the end of the block, and I haven't even moved it to a better location yet.

RT myself from the birdsite cause I'm actually kinda pleased with the simple elegance of this.
twitter.com/saramg/status/1097

Dude. Everything about this.
If they're assaulting external researchers in public, then God only knows what's happened to the engineers who built the platform.
secjuice.com/security-research

FCC is gonna open back up (temporarily at least) on Monday. Good news for the new hams waiting on their calls!

Sorry Firefox on OSX, I tried really hard to like you, but I can't get my work done if you're going to constantly be stalling my entire system with your CPU hogging nonsense. Love always, but I gotta go back to Chrome.

More unfocused outrage on the bird site...
Hiding here awhile. Please don't let them find us.

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