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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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Buffer Bloat and network performance

This post is really well written and should probably be required reading for network geeks. I think it might explain some of the problems I was seeing before I dropped my DSL provider and moved to Knology cable, which I’ve … Continue reading

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New Ubuntu Lucid proposed kernel

The Ubuntu kernel team has prepared a new proposed kernel for Lucid (2.6.32-25.43), containing a large number of fixes. This is a larger number of updates than we would usually push at one time, but processing of the upstream stable … Continue reading

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Softrock RX/TX Ensemble – receiver

My previous two posts are about the Softrock RXTX Ensemble board, and getting it built. After I got mine built, I had trouble finding software applications to use it. Applications are out there, it’s just that I couldn’t find them. … Continue reading

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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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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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