I know he was very sick for a while, but man 2020 claims another... RIP Alex Trebek an absolute legend

It's an ironclad rule that anytime I log a new DXCC entity, they won't use logbook of the world. Inevitably I have to work another station in that entity to get credit.

@ND3JR I can vouch for this method when operating 40m and below using SSB. It helps with the high levels of noise on those bands and makes weak signals easier to copy.

@kvothe priyom.org is the spot for numbers stations - there are still a few on the air!

@F1RUM@mastodon.radio works well night or day, and it's nice and quiet usually. Great for CW or Digital. Most countries don't allow phone on 30m.

Prop for me is closer to 40 than 20 but you can work good DX on 30.

@sir it looks like the description field in the rss no longer contains the full article text - could that be added back in?

Today is the feast day of St Maximilian Kolbe, SP3RN, patron saint of amateur radio operators. He led a truly amazing life. He was sent to Auschwitz by the Nazis, and when they were picking prisoners to starve to death, Father Kolbe volunteered in place of another man.

I occasionally find myself in a place with landline phones but no good internet or cell service - does anyone have a recommendation for a prepaid dial up provider in the US? I could use SDFs dial up service but I've heard mixed reviews about numbers not working, etc. Let me know!

@sir Rock Auto is *awesome* - perfect example of a site designed with users in mind

Ahhh!!! Worked all states! Finally managed to get Hawaii. Thanks to K9FD who had a nice signal on 17 meters and managed to pull my low power signal out of the muck!

I think I've found a candidate to replace Dark Sky: the "Yr" app. It's Norwegian but seems to work well here in the US

Yak has been shaved: git.sr.ht/~jboverfelt/idx2rss

This combined with ssg5 all glued with a makefile is *much* better.

I ranted a while back about static site generation. Found ssg5 which *almost* fits the bill but it's companion rss generator is a mess that doesn't do what I want. Well, this yak must be shaved. Off to write glue code to make an rss feed...

Ended up with 55 contacts for field day. Entry submitted and logs uploaded to lotw! All digimodes between FT8/4 and PSK31

@M0YNG if FT8 used 6 character grid squares that probably would be enough (though not in all cases). One that comes to mind is a street where one side is in Virginia and the other in Tennessee.

I think state and county would be good enough and wouldn't be too revealing. Worked All States and the CQ counties award are popular and I wouldn't want to ruin them. Email is necessary as well imo but it's easy to make a burner one if you're inclined

@M0YNG maybe, but not on the most popular mode currently (FT8). All you get is a grid which could span multiple states and/or counties.

Most people put a suffix on their call if they're away from their normal station but how do you even know where their normal station is under these proposals. The guy I mentioned lives in MD but his call would not indicate that (Maryland is in 3-land)

Saw the reddit thread about public addresses in . I understand the concerns, but some information should really remain public. Maybe email, state, and county. Otherwise, say I contact K1RZ. Do I have to wait for confirmation in Logbook of the World to realize he's not actually in 1-land but is in fact in MD?

@sir no mention of the default display quality? Also does the T420 wireless chip do 802.11ac by default? Big drawback for me if not

Wild propagation conditions on the east coast today. 10 meters was open for a while and I actually made a handful of contacts on 12m to the northeast!

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