Thanks for being so Patient

I would like to thanks all of my followers from Resonant Frequency and Linux in the Ham Shack for being so patient over the last couple of months.

In the month of January I came down with the flu. I was only actually sick for about a week but I lost my voice for nearly a month. I was able to record LHS thanks to the editing skills of Russ.

Since the start of this month we have had an emergency surgery concerning my sons girlfriend and a yet to be named grandchild. I lost my mother right after that. Then I had to move my son out of his apartment in a hurry and my other son injured himself due to an altercation with an inmate at work. Add to that the largest snow storm I ever remember in this part of Texas and a power outage of more than 48 hours here. I have been a little busy.

My Fans are important to me. you folks have been with me for a long time and I will get a fresh Episode of RF out ASAP. We will be recording LHS tomorrow night and I will be there.

Thank you for your patience my loyal friends and listeners.

Richard KB5JBV

Call for Co-Hosts

Hello, faithful listeners. Due to some extenuating circumstances, Richard will not be able to participate in the recording of Linux in the HAM Shack this time around. Since I'd like to keep everything as much on schedule as possible, I am putting out a last-minute call for co-hosts. If you would like to participate in a round table discussion tonight, 2/9/2010, that will be released as LHS #031, please e-mail me at or send me a DM or reply to @jrwoodman on Twitter as soon as possible. We'll be starting at 8:00pm CT and broadcasting live on as always.

73 de Russ, K5TUX

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.

Live with the Dishnuts

Satellite DishIn a strange turn of events, I have been invited to be on a live satellite/Internet feed with a group called the Dishnuts. It's a generally techie/geeky experience with a couple of great ham radio operators who also happen to be blind. KB7QLT and KB7NLA will be the hosts and I will act as the humble guest for one evening of madcap mayhem. And if everything goes well, they might even invite me back sometime. So if you have a C-band/Ku-band satellite dish or an Internet connection and happen to be doing nothing else at 1:00am CDT (0600Z)  on Thursday morning, 8/27/2009, jump onto the feed and have a listen. There's also an IRC chat room where you can interact with the hosts and guests. What could be more fun? Check out the Dishnuts web site for all the details.

73 de Russ, K5TUX