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!

The E skip opening continues and I am racking up 10m contacts now towards the Midwest 😁

Just made my first Sporadic-E contact on 10m FT8. It was wild. I'm told this time of year around 1700 is the time to sit on 10m FT8 and sure enough a bunch of Texas stations come blasting in! Cool!

@M0YNG for me, FT8 is thrilling. The contacts you can make with a modest setup are mind blowing. Nothing I've done in the hobby has compared so far

Went to borrow a book for the Internet Archive and found that you have to register an account with Adobe and use their brain damaged software (with no Linux support) to view the books. Screw that!

@Hawk1291 the interface itself isn't great. The real value is PKI-confirmed contacts and thus verifiable awards

@M0YNG it is slightly more complex for non-US amateurs I believe but the good news is you only have to do it once per callsign and you get the benefits of easily applying for DXCC and Worked All States

Hams, it's 2020. There's no reason not to:

1. Use Logbook of the World
2. Set it up so your logs are uploaded right after a digital contact

Happy Easter to all of the Fediverse! He is Risen!

Lockdown = bands are jumping! Just nabbed Switzerland, Germany, and Poland in quick succession! All on 17m FT8

Worked my first 10m band opening today on FT8 - South American stations coming in very strong for a short period of time

Quarantine or not, I'll watch "The Princess Bride" anytime it's on tv. Definitely a top 5 movie for me

Almost had Ecuador but couldn't quite complete the contact. Next time!

Very good propagation on 17m today - worked some European stations along with Guadeloupe and Guantanamo Bay (!). All with 15 watts into the slinky antenna!

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