Good morning all. Headed to the local hamfest tomorrow. Should be fun

Okay, maybe some of the people would know this. I found an app on @fdroidorg called SatPredict. You have to use the two line elements (TLE). Do these get out of date after a while? The description mentioned automated TLE updates as a planned feature.

@Maza as a ham radio op i know that frequency below 300GHz are non-ionizing tadiation. Ionizing radiation is what damages DNA and causes cancer. Otherwise pretty much everyone on earth would have had cancer since radio was first invented.

As a simple example this means that the signal level of a transmission will be a quarter of the strength at 2 metres distance that it is at 1 metre distance

99% of people will never come close to a high-power transmitter

So, i am not much of a writer. I had this idea and figured i would get it down. It is a very rough draft and may never come to anything.

Okay. I have decided to try my hand at blogging. If anyone wishes they may find it at or @n0btc on the fediverse. Also, RSS is an option.

So, my fiance is starting her own blog for her music, books, and creative writings. I managed to finally convince her to give writefreely a try instead of having google and facebook tracking her readers with wordpress. If the topics listed above sound interesting please visit . boosts would be welcome.

2/2 Thankfully there are options. Real time chat existed before facebook messenger/whatsapp. Email existed before gmail. Social media existed before myspace. Unless you use federated or decentralized services you will loose your social web again and again as each company dies.

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1/2 Walled gardens are not a good option in the long term, myspace anybody? All the large platforms people use today are only here to make shareholders money. Non-chronological feeds and fake notifications are put in place to decieve users into seeing ads and spending more time.

@Gargron also, do you think that is to big? If so have you considered some sort of function to encourage use of other instances while not prohibiting signups to m.s?

@Gargron what would you like to see happen to mastodon in the next 1, 5, and 10 years? Would you give up full dev and pass it to a community group, user count, instance count, features, app ecosystem, etc.

and likely to be approved according to sources close to the judge!

This is great news

Got a qsl card from my first cw contact today!!! What does pse qsl and tnx qsl mean though?

Hope everyone is having a great . Seems like new user signups have been elevated today. Welcome to you if you are new. Look forward to reading all the interesting things you have to say.

@chriswere great video man. I completely agree with you. I however would love to be able to convince my friends to leave the soul sucking chains of facebook and twitter

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A general friendly mastodon server. No set topics but you will most likely find tech, radio, day to day life and who only knows what else here