Category Archives: ham

Rescheduled: Ubuntu and Amateur (Ham) Radio for Ubuntu Open Week

Note that this was rescheduled due to me being busy with disaster recovery. We can talk about that, too if anyone is interested. — Please join us on Friday, May 6th at 14:00 UTC for: Ubuntu and Amateur (Ham) Radio … Continue reading

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April 27th 2011 tornadoes, and the week following

I’m transitioning from the last week of disaster recovery back to my ‘normal’ working days, and wanted to dump a sort of record of events here before I forget. I have other posts planned, about how to prepare if you … Continue reading

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Ubuntu and Amateur Radio for Ubuntu Open Week

Please join us on Tuesday, May 3rd at 16:00 UTC for: Ubuntu and Amateur (Ham) Radio for Ubuntu Open Week Steve Conklin AI4QR, and Kamal Mostafa KA6MAL Curious about what you can do with Amateur Radio and Ubuntu? Curious about … Continue reading

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Transatlantic balloon attempt coming up!

White Star plans to launch a transatlantic balloon flight attempt at 0000 UTC (Thursday evening for most of the US). If you’re a ham operator set up for digital modes, you can monitor the telemetry transmissions on the 40m band … Continue reading

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How to really help in a disaster

A few words about disasters . . . The best way to help the people in Japan is with cash. Blankets, shoes, books, and other physical goods are counter-productive. Cash travels to the most effective place for the acquisition of … Continue reading

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A great QRP (low power) ham radio story

A nice story with a big finish . . . Today I saw a tweet pointing to a post on my friend Alan’s blog – announcing a local launch of a high altitude balloon by Bill, WB8ELK. With a couple … Continue reading

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QRZ.com running Ubuntu Server

Here’s an interesting interview with some history and behind-the-scenes information about the site qrz.com. QRZ.com is one of the largest sites in the world serving amateur radio. A quote from that interview: “The new QRZ runs the Ubuntu 64-bit server.  … Continue reading

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