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I think developers should be forced to use older/low power/low spec hardware when developing so that they stop making shit so unbelievably heavy.
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I recently picked up a box of old, untested cameras. One of the cameras was this Agfa Silette, and in it I discovered this exposed roll of Ektachrome-X. I believe that both the camera and film were first produced in the early 1960s, so I wonder when the photos on the film were actually taken.

I'm taking the film in today to get sent to the UK to be specially developed. I don't know if any images survive in the roll, but I'm excited to find out what's on it!

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A free font, HyperLegible from the Braille institue. for those with poor vision and to be unambiguous

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I'll post about this again later, but the Scouts are doing their annual Jamboree On The Air this weekend and I'm running a station. I'm always looking for a backup (9 year olds don't want to hear about radio and then not talk to anyone) so I'll have my Zumspot on hand. If you have D-Star capability and can get to REF033A you can probably make a Scout's day and a cool contact to boot.

Never tried the 17m band before but I'm getting decent distance with about 6W and an attic antenna designed for the 10m band.

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In French, when you speak to someone, how do you translate "you"? "tu" or "vous"?
Here is a schema to help you πŸ™‚

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

Tested my new homebrew slim jim antenna on an extendable mast from Sotabeams. Works well! Next test is to get it up into the mountains.

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πŸ“’ Any volunteers for discussion in old #digimode ?

Rendezvous every day at 19:00 UTC on
πŸ“» 3.980-3.983 MHz
πŸ“» 7.070-7.073 MHz
πŸ“» 10.142-10.143 MHz
πŸ“» 14.070-14.073 MHz
πŸ“» 18.103-18.104 MHz
πŸ“» 21.070-21.072 MHz
πŸ“» 21.085-21.087 MHz
πŸ“» 24.920-24.921 MHz
πŸ“» 28.070-28.073 MHz
πŸ“» 50.305-50.307 MHz

in USB on all bands.
Generally, #PSK31 at the beginning of frequency range and #MFSK #Olivia #Contestia #Hell ... at the end

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So it seems for narrower ladder line you should put the feedpoint higher up on the antenna.i started at 10cm from the bottom, got SWR of 1.2. Made a big change by moving it to about 2cm, got SWR 1.3. So I went in the wrong direction. I didn't make any more changes though and finished the construction. 1.3 is alright; not great, not terrible. But I'll keep this in mind for next time.

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I'm making a slim jim antenna from some 300 ohm ladder line. I see instructions online for both 300 and 450 ohm line. Because the cores of the 300 ohm line are closer together than the 450 ohm line, this will affect the positioning of the feed point.

These instructions suggest that for 450 ohm line, the feed point is about 10cm from the bottom. With the narrower 300 ohm line, should my feed point be closer to or farther away from the bottom?

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Went and translated into Irish, so I did.

Heavy use of google translate was involved, but I think I vetted it pretty well.

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Someone asked to add #Irish language to #Tusky.
- Done πŸŽΊβœ…

If you want to contribute and help himΒ·her, you’re welcome :blobheart:


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