Live Video Discontinued

Hi, everyone. Just a quick update to let everyone know that we will no longer be broadcasting the live episodes via Ustream.TV. On the whole, the video is not terribly interesting and it causes problems when either Richard or I have to broadcast in low-bandwidth situations. In place of the video stream, we will have a live audio stream. In order to access the live audio stream, you will need to point your streaming media player (e.g. Rhythmbox, VLC, iTunes, etc.) at This link can also be found in the right column of the Web site under the Streaming Audio header.

We will still maintain a live chat room as well. In order to access it, you will need to use an IRC client (e.g. irssi, X-Chat, Colloquy, etc.) and connect to on port 6667 (the default). Once there, connect to the channel #lhspodcast. Note that this channel is active all the time and there are several LHS listeners who are always handy to ask questions of or to simply chat with. The live audio stream will start working approximately 30 minutes before each live broadcast. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them our way.

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Joplin Hamfest Raffle Winner

Hello! We have just done the drawing for the raffle we held at the Joplin ARC Hamfest back in August. We would once again like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and who talked with us about our podcast, Linux, Open Source and the ham radio hobby. Drum roll, please...

The winner is: Jim, K5LAD!

Congratulations, Jim. Your Linux in the Ham Shack swag (T-shirt) is on its way to you as we speak. Thanks for entering the drawing. Until next time, happy listening!

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SELF Raffle Winner

Hey, everyone. I know it's been a while since the Southeast Linux Fest happened down in wonderful South Carolina, but I finally got around to determining the winner of the raffle we held when we were there.

As it turns out, congratulations go out to Mark, N4TIR, for his winning raffle entry. Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing, and to everyone who stopped by our booth to talk about geek tech, amateur radio, Open Source or simply to say hello. We want everyone to know that we had a great time and we'll definitely be back next year.

Oh, the prize is a ZipIt Z2 personal IM device. It's a neat toy by itself, but we're also throwing in a 2GB miniSD card and some instructions on how to turn your ZipIt into a Linux-based computer so you can have some real fun with it. Enjoy!

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LHS Live! Audio Stream

For those who are interested in listening to the live show as it airs but can't or won't go to Ustream.TV for the video feed, we now have a streaming audio feed. You can find the link here, or click on the "LHS Live!" link under Streaming in the right-hand column. Thank you for your continued support and listenership. Please let everyone know about the new feed!

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