The HOPE conference is a biannual hacker conference that dates back to 1994. It is associated with the 2600 Hacker Quarterly magazine. The latest HOPE conference, A New HOPE, occurred last month (July 22-24). The organizers recorded all the presentations and posted them on their YouTube channel (Channel2600).
Reference DX Commander video
Listing of knots to know:
- Stopper knot
- Alpine Butterfly
- Half Hitch
DVB-T+DAB+FM USB dongle (Realtek, RTL2838UHIDIR, SN: 00000001): A Generic RTL2832U OEM Rafael Micro R820T tuner.
On Ubuntu, I'm using the rtl-sdr package which contains the following command line utilities:
- rtl_adsb: a simple ADS-B decoder for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers
- rtl_eeprom: an EEPROM programming tool for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers
- rtl_fm: a narrow band FM demodulator for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers
- rtl_sdr: an I/Q recorder for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers
- rtl_tcp: an I/Q spectrum server for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers
- rtl_test: a benchmark tool for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers
Found this documentation at osmocom.org (rtl-sdr)
You can also use the GNU Radio Companion. I found these interesting links:
Some good Boston radio stations:
69.9 - Throwbacks, the Best New Hip Hop and R&B
94.5 - Boston's #1 For Hip Hop & Throwbacks
100.7 - Classic Rock
105.7 - Boston’s 80s & More
102.5 - Country
89.7 - WGBH Public Radio Boston’s Local NPR Station
92.9 - The Next Generation of Classic Rock
Started with this video
Using Pentoo on SD Card. When you login start GUI by type startx and use defaults.
I've been having a hard time getting the Uniden SDS100 serial over USB to work with my Windows virtual machine, but finally figured it out.
My virtual machine setup
Using VirtualBox with Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack installed. The first thing you'll want to do after installing the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack is to enable USB via the virtual machine's settings. I selected USB 3.0, but depending on your use case, you may have to try another option.
The following are my notes taken during an MMRA meeting where Robert Macedo (KD1CY) presented the first Skywarn training of 2022 on January 19 at 7pm. These notes also include material from NWS Boston refresher video.
Training Objectives (below bullets taken from Skywarn website)
This is a list of topics I had to commit to memory when studying on HamTestOnline.com for my Extra Amateur Radio License.
New FCC RF Exposure Rules Discussion via Zoom.
Zoom meeting to discuss on 4/27/2021. Everyone is invited. Pass it along.
The following are my notes from: Technician Class 2018-2022: Pass Your Amateur Radio Technician Class Test - The Easy Way (Easywayhambooks)