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Participated in my first net today! Also the first response to a Tx ive gotten. I could hear the net in freq mode but not in channel mode so i need to play around in chirp some more.

Went to my first meeting of the local club. Starting with the pledge of allegiance was odd, but otherwise they were nice and helpful. I was the youngest dude in the room. They were really worried about bringing in new folks because it was a room with 22 folks in it, 2 of which were unlicensed spouses.

Any folks on @FreeBSD know how to get installed? looks like its in comms/chirp but its being depreciated due to a dependency on an older version of python.

Well the local club had their net. When they asked if anyone wanted to introduce themselves I hit that PTT button and... nothing. Im not sure what I've set wrong.

Got my ! Now to figure out what im doing! Also need to figure out so i can pop into the meetings.

I retook it with a bit of sleep deprivation and got 49% so that feels more realistic.

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Got a 60% on the General License practice exam. I started studying before the pandemic but haven't even looked at it since. So now im sneaking in some study time.

(I've been using as my main lately so I'll use this one for radio stuff.)

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Time to buy a BaoFeng and actually use my amateur license. Ive had it since about 2009 and never used it.

Please don't spam this channel with newbie questions about "help im drowning" and "gblrblgrlb" before reading the quickstart documentation, thanks

Here is a link to a utility relief fund for striking workers at Frito Lay in Topeka, Kansas

"On or by July 27, 2021, contributions will be awarded to each member as a payment to their City of Topeka water utility bill. If no bill exists, gift will be given directly to the Union Member for use at their discretion."

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A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

My favorite genre of film is confusing Andy MacDowell without ever telling her anything.

Where can I buy DRM-free ebooks?

Here are almost 300 ebook, digital comic, magazine, and RPG bookshops that sell titles in DRM-free formats!

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