Day 2 on FT8 featured a contact with someone 5 miles away on 20m 🤣🤣🤣

Could have used 2m simplex most likely LOL

Made my first FT8 contacts today! Worked a station in Washington State from Maryland! Magical

@nonlinear thankfully people have been working to preserve the inactive groups:

k5qo.com/yahoo_groups/

Something free software based would be better than groups.io but as long as it's in email form it can be preserved.

good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

resetera.com/threads/the-popul

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

see also:
toot.cafe/@nolan/1027481601876

@nonlinear your last few boosts are near and dear to me - I was worried about several amateur radio lists with the shutdown of Yahoo groups but most seem to have moved to groups.io. I don't want Slack or Discord anywhere near information that matters

@corbin FairEmail on F-Droid is the best mail client I've found. Nice interface and gets updates almost every day

I don't operate CW, but I tuned over to the lower portion of the 20m band and WOW there are a TON of people participating in the CW contest this weekend. Probably saw hundreds of stations in a few minutes!

@jb55 @drtelnet hmm I think that did happen to me once but I can't remember what the cause was. I want to say I misconfigured the Cron job running it.

@drtelnet my gopherhole (link on my profile) has more info on rss2email if you're interested

@drtelnet shit somehow I only just saw this question...my bad. I use rss2email and mutt if I'm on the command line, FairEmail (check it out on F-Droid) on my phone

@vertigo love system76 but the thing that always stops me from using bsd on a personal laptop is lack of 802.11ac WiFi support. Where I live 2.4ghz is so saturated it's unusable

Folks if you have a OnePlus 6T DO NOT upgrade to Android 10 yet. Bricked my phone

Don't know how other hams feel about this, but I'd never buy an HT that wasn't programmable via CHIRP.

Just had my first contact on HF - thanks N9MM! He was activating Sam Houston National Forest on 20 meters

This is also a great way of avoiding certain sites like medium.com while still consuming content

Man I love RSS feeds that have full article text - nothing like the comfort of my own email client...

@solderpunk 50 columns looks good for me on DiggieDog on a OnePlus 6T

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