Breadboarded a 144mhz bandpass filter tonight. Winding tiny inductors is annoying

Spent some time in a park this evening

The wild rabbits around my house can tell there's one inside and I'm pretty sure I smell ok to them. I just saw a wild one flop in the grass and roll around, like the girl bun we have inside the house likes to do when she is chilled the fuck out

I only buy my hearing aids from the beefiest of fake marines

I don’t think broadcast tv still has off-air hours, just infomercials for tacticool hearing aids, which makes them the new tv test patterns

this is early, like wake up as a six year old to watch cartoons and the tv still has a test pattern early

made the mistake of going to bed at 9:30, woke up at 4:30, realizing that is seven hours of sleep. so I am Up now

vacation, day ????. Tried and failed to tune my second hentenna. I think I actually did a very bad job crimping this coax cable, and also need to do a few turns of coax around some scrap pvc to match impedance. But who knows because I don’t actually know what I’m doing. Also, 8awg solid copper wire is kinda ridiculous to solder with a normal iron

do you think local hams will appreciate this

hey, I didn't do too bad this time! I forgot about doppler shift for a second, and it went out of range in the middle of the next one, but I'll take it as a win! Multimode for OSX is really really good. GQRX + soundflower makes it pretty easy to capture SSTV imagery.

well, I tried as hard as I could to decode one of the ISS SSTV transmissions :crt_w_test_pattern:

I built this antenna, it isn’t the best but I made it. I don’t have equipment to tune it super well, but I can look at the squiggles in gqrx and figure out if my noise floor/signal look better or worse, and you know what, it’s ok! Using this for my raspberry pi Igate

looks like someone's running some high altitude balloons down in iowa tonight. their tocall is CQ so I sent a message but I don't think they're gonna reply :o)


Another brag is I didn’t have any leftover screws thanks to the advent of old service manuals being available online. This thing is built like a tank and entirely assembled with three sizes of torx fasteners

Also forgot to mention I ran GWBASIC on appropriate hardware for the first time in 25 years and remembered approximately nothing about how to use it despite putting hundreds of hours into it back then

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