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LHS Show Notes #018

Contributors:

  • George, N0JRJ, really likes the podcasts and would like to participate in the live show.  (Just show up! -Ed.)  He also agrees with Richard that it can take a long time to amass the equipment for a radio station, and that we need to foster new Elmers.
  • Walter, KV6M, made a donation to the podcast.  Thank-you!
  • Rodzilla, no call yet, is looking forward to getting his license and a Yaesu FT-8800.  He would like remote control software for the FT-8800, and wants to know if the programming software runs under Wine in Linux.
  • K6*** provided instructions for compiling fldigi under Ubuntu Linux 9.10 X64.
  • The Princeton Ham Radio Club mentioned the LHS podcast on their website.  That’s Princeton, KY.

Announcements:

Links and Notes:

  • Richard talks about his experience with the Linux Cranks (Stay clear of the monorail!)  (ogg format, explicit)
  • Hacker Public Radio has asked Richard and Russ to do a couple segments.
  • Richard rants about receiving spam via Twitter.
  • We discuss “Windows 7 is the same as Ubuntu” .
  • Firefox addons useful for ham radio operators.
    • AE7Q has tools to add callsign and grid square lookups to your Firefox search engine tool bar (Scroll down to the pink boxes on the lower right corner of the page. -Ed.)
    • Mozilla has a QRZ.com addon.
    • There is also a plugin to search the ARRL Callsign database.
    • N0HR has Propfire, a Firefox plugin for propagation information.
    • N0HR also offers PropStats, which provides propagation statistics for your website. http://www.n0hr.com/propstats.htm
    • haminfobar from John, G0DPC.
    • hamlinks toolbar from N0HR.
    • Take a look at VA3STL’s weblog (October 5, 2008 entry).
    • Not actually ham radio related, but a couple of cool 3D plugins:  FoxTab lets you browse your Firefox tabs in a 3D fashion, and Cooliris allows you to browse your image files in a similar way.
    • Synergy allows you to share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, with just software and your existing network.    There are several configuration tools, such as QuickSynergy for Linux or OS-X, another Mac OS X Synergy GUI, and SynergyKM.
  • Xirc is a good IRC client program.  There are versions for Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Conclusion:

Contact Richard via:

Email: kb5jbv@blacksparrowmedia.com
Twitter: twitter.com/kb5jbv
Web: lhsinfo.org
Forums at blacksparrowmedia.com

Contact Russ via:

Email: k5tux@blacksparrowmedia.com
Twitter.com/jrwoodman

Music:

  • “San Jose” by Suns of March from their album “Bulletproof Heart”.
  • “Another Me” by P. J. Pacifico from their album “Well I’ll Be”.

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