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 Do these get out of date after a while?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
electronics-notes.com/articles

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. write.as/ynidznfk2x92vbjc

Okay. I have decided to try my hand at blogging. If anyone wishes they may find it at n0btc.writeas.com 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 theswordandsong.com . 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 mastodon.social 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! youtube.com/watch?v=STLUiwT9Pd

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