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Softrock RX/TX Ensemble – hardware and building

In my last post, I described how I ended up finally starting with SDR. I’m experimenting with the Softrock RXTX Ensemble. This kit is a transceiver with 1 Watt output, definitely QRP. It features a USB interface which allows setting … Continue reading

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My Foray Into SDR

I’m pretty easily distracted by shiny things. That’s one reason that things get stalled in my project queue. If an opportunity or project of interest comes along, I’ll indulge that and devote some time to it. I’ve been interested in … Continue reading

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ARRL Field Day

For some amateur radio operators, the annual Field Day is a big deal. Here in Madison County, Al we put on a pretty big effort, and get to practice our rapid-response skills and be competitive at the same time. If … Continue reading

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Ubuntu-Hams – great week, first on-air nets

It’s been a great week for the Ubuntu-Hams team. We’ve had a lot of activity on IRC for weeks, but we finally set up some scheduled nets, and had the first of those this week. Of the four nets on … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Hams – our first UDS session was great

The Ubuntu Hams team was started a year ago, and has seen a lot of membership growth since then. We just finished the first BOF session we’ve ever had at an Ubuntu Developer’s Summit, and it was a lot of … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Developer Summit keysigning

If you’re attending the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Brussels May 10-14, you’re welcome to participate in the openPGP keysigning party on Wednesday evening.

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Call for participation – creation of a specification for interoperability of amateur radio applications

Calling all developers of amateur radio software … Recently there has been discussion in several of the amateur radio development communities that I participate in about establishing standards for interoperability of amateur radio applications. Discussion has been around protocols and data formats … Continue reading

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