🇬🇧 I'm still searching for radio amateurs on mastodon, by the way.
🇩🇪 Ich suche übrigens noch nach Funkamateuren auf mastodon.
🇸🇪 Jag letar fortfarande efter radio amatörer på mastodon, för övrigt.
🇱🇺 Ik zoek overigens nog naar zendamateurs op mastodon.
@DC7IA And please write your call sign or 'amateur radio' into your bio. :)
@DC7IA I'd kinda like to do radio programming.
@zyabin101 Whoops. Didn't see your toot for half a year. What sort of radio programming?
@DC7IA 73 de OM7MW
@DC7IA If you broaden your search a little, there are some hams on GNUsocial.
@DC7IA Hi! de VA3DB
@Dianora Hi de DC7IA. :)
@DC7IA Hi! QSL from Ottawa FN25di ;)
@DC7IA Correction in Dutch:
"Ik ben nog steeds op zoek naar radioamateurs op Mastodon".
@Blaveloper Thank you. I'm still at the beginning of learning Dutch.
@DC7IA you found a new one ;) F1IVT
@DC7IA LB8VH here! Licensed this spring. :)
@sander Hei Sander. Hvor bor du?
@DC7IA Beklager sent svar. Ja, bokmål. :)
@sander Cool. Jeg forstår bokmål. Jeg har lært det for to månader.
@DC7IA Neat! Du er visst en ekte polyglott. :)
@sander Takk så mye, men det er nesten samma som svenska. :)
@DC7IA Joda, svensk, dansk og norsk er veldig like.
@sander Ja, men dansk uttalning forstår jeg ikke. ;)
(Jeg kan læser det.)
@DC7IA Jeg sliter også med dansk. Vi bruker å si at det høres ut som danskene har en potet i halsen. Doen dialekter er tydeligere enn andre, men mange er utrolig vanskelige.
@sander Hmmm. Hvordan er det om man lær seg dansk och svenska? Etter det forstår man også norsk, eller hur?
@sander Etter jeg har hørt det mer enn én gång forstår jeg hva han sier.
@sander Har dere en bokstavningsalfabet som ikke er samma som for internasjonal amatør radio?
@DC7IA Jeg er usikker på hva du mener. Vi har tre ekstra bokstaver; Æ, Ø og Å. Om det er det du mener.
@sander Jeg liker nordiske språk.:) 🇳🇴
@sander Jeg lär mig norsk. :D
@DC7IA Right here. Love digital modes and scanners, learning Morse. You?
@drwho Satellites on handhelds mostly. :)
@DC7IA Nice! Have you done any SDR receiption of satellites?
@DC7IA I don't have a license (yet), but I have a radio that I mess around with. Baofeng UV-5RA
I'm really interested in IP over HAM. Seems like a cheap-ish way to re-decentralize the web.
@teslas_moustache Don't try to replace the WWW, amateur radio isn't meant to replce something else.
@DC7IA I'm not talking about replacing it. I'm talking about building it out, e.g. to rural areas.
Internet started on phone lines, but it didn't replace phones.
Don't think there's anything wrong with receiving text and images over one section of EM spectrum over another.
@teslas_moustache No, but you should be aware that a licence is needed to access that spectrum.
@DC7IA I am aware of this.
I don't have the resources to even begin implementing this. I'm just interested conceptually.
@teslas_moustache Same am I.
Also, that's way bigger than I recalled :O
@DC7IA @teslas_moustache in most countries there are areas of spectrum that have a "blanket license" allowing use of certain frequencies without a further license, and they do get used for community wifi/mesh networks etc but these all vary within every country and sometimes even within regions.
Research online and if needed check with your local Communications Ministry; they can be more approachable than you might think!
I'm thinking of things like the SRD band allocations which are common to most CEPT countries (doesn't Freifunk make use of this, as commercial off the shelf WLAN equipment is in fact covered by the SRD license equivalent for each country?)
But I agree that using existing amateur spectrum for anything other than its correct licensed use is a bad idea (IP over HAM isn't a new idea, it grew alongside IP over PSTN in many countries including UK, US and DE)
simlar to the the UK (although also 169, 868 MHz for some alarms esp for elderly people). I have the big CEPT document somewhere at work but its 87 pages long!
But other than WLAN, most of this spectrum really isn't that suitable for resource intensive IP-based traffic and is near other allocations so equipment must be compliant and deployed correctly to avoid harmful interference to other users (or issues with adjacent strong signal from other systems).
@DC7IA Hi! I'm not yet a radio amateur but I will take the exam on October 18th!
@tuxbzh Very cool! Good luck.
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