LHS Episode #026: Junk in the Trunk

irlpBack from Baltimore and ready for more ham radio, Linux and Linux in the HAM Shack. I had originally planned to get this episode out before I left for the Large Installation System Administration conference in Maryland, but it didn't work out that way. I even brought all the audio with me to assemble the podcast during my off time at the conference. It turned out there wasn't any off time, so I wound up having to finish up when I got home. That being said, I have to admit this is my favorite episode so far.  It seems like Richard and I are finally getting the hang of this podcast thing. We truly appreciate all our listeners. It makes the time, effort and money of putting out this program worth it.

In Episode #024, we bring you some final wrap-up from Ohio Linux Fest, including interviews with ham radio operators, Linux users, Beth Lynn Eicher from OLF, members of the Drupal project and more. We answer listener comments and questions, of which there are many, and I talk about my getting back on the air and include my new experiences with digital communication via ham radio, from PSK to IRLP. Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy this episode of Linux in the HAM Shack. And if you have a spare couple of dollars, drop them in the can so we can bring our show to the national ham radio convention in 2010: The Dayton Hamvention.

73 de Russ, K5TUX

LHS Episode #025: APRS and Xastir

aprsRichard and I have been busy over the last couple of weeks. He spent a day at the Belton Hamfest near Waco, Texas on October 3rd. The weekend before that, I spent a few days in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio Linux Fest. This is our first episode back from those events. I have a few hours of audio I need to sift through, but I managed to get a couple of clips from my interviews and commentary from OLF included in the second segment of this episode of the podcast. Because I had a visit from my parents and my brother and sister-in-law from New Hampshire, I haven't been able to get the podcast out in a timely manner. I suppose after 25 releases, I should probably stop apologizing for being late but I do like it when we release on time. Anyway, enjoy our interviews and Richard's discourse on APRS and Xastir, and stay tuned for a lot of great audio from our live endeavors coming up in future episodes. Thanks for downloading, and have a great couple of weeks.

OLF Raffle Winners

First, let me send out a big thank you to everyone who went to Ohio Linux Fest this past weekend. It was great to see everyone there, and to meet all those who stopped by the Linux in the HAM Shack booth on Saturday. I'd like to announce the winners of the raffle we held. We had close to 100 entrants, and more than triple that stopped by to say hello and ask us about Linux, the podcast and ham radio. I'm only sorry we could only have five winners. But don't despair, there will be more Linux in the HAM Shack swag available in the near future.

So without further delay, here are the winners in no particular order:

  • E. Wahl
  • P. Farris
  • J. Wolfe
  • T.Picray
  • J. Garrett

I will be sending out e-mails shortly to get the mailing addresses for those winners who haven't already provided them. After that, you should be receiving your prizes in the mail.

Thanks to the Ohio Linux Fest staff for a great experience, and thanks again to all the conference goers for making it a fantastic time. We hope to see everyone next year.