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Show Notes #243: I’m Only a Bill

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Segment 1 (Lead Topic)
  • Where in the world is Russ?
Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)
Segment 3 (Open Source)
Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)
Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)
  • Patreons
    • William Heckleman
    • Jon Spriggs
    • Steve Saner
    • Donald Gover
    • Robert Pitts
    • Paul Griffith
    • Jonas Rullo
    • John Zaruba, Jr.
    • Samuel Vimes
    • Steve Metcalf
    • Chris Beggio
    • Darren King
  • Subscriptions
    • Steve Heppler
    • Jeff Zimmerman
    • Michael Jopling
    • Steve Nickles
    • Todd Bowers
    • Thor Wiegman
    • Steven Harp
    • Charlie Brown
    • Kevin Murray
    • Wayne Carpenter
    • Doug Rehder
    • Bill Piotter
    • Dillon Angle
    • Alan Wilson
    • John Clark
    • Michael Aiello
    • Robert Halliday
    • Brian Smith
    • Johnny Kinsey
    • Ronald Eike
    • Robert Yerke
    • Michael Connolly
    • Jeremy Hall

Show Notes #242: FreeDV/Codec2 Deep Dive

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Segment 1 (Deep Dive)
  • Introduction
  • David Rowe, VK5DGR, in an electrical engineer living in Adelaide, South Australia. His mission is to improve the world – just a little bit. He does this through developing innovative hardware and software for telephony. This hardware and software can help many people, for example through improved, low cost radio communication for poor people in remote areas of the world. So rather than making money from his technology, he gives it away.  He has a PhD in signal processing, and has proven skills in low bit rate speech compression and HF modems, with a focus on combining these technologies for digital voice over HF radio applications.  Projects you know him for are FreeDV, Codec2, and SM1000 Digital Voice Adapter.
  • Additional Info:
  • Topics
  • Open Source Philosophy/Philanthropy
  • Current Work
  • FreeDV 700D
  • Codec2 2200
  • SM1000 / SM2000
  • Mesh Potato & Village Telco
  • Electric Vehicles
Segment 2 (Announcements & Feedback)
  • YouTube Comment from Ken Hendrickson

Show Notes #241: The Dark Side of Open Source

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Segment 1 (Lead Topic)
  • None tonight.
Segment 2 (Amateur Radio)
Segment 3 (Open Source)
  • New Linux Kernel Debuts, Adds More Suspect NSA-Sourced Crypto
Segment 4 (Linux in the Ham Shack)
  • FT8Call and Pat and LHSv1 18.04.1 updates
Segment 5 (Social Media Roundup)
  • Facebook
    • Bob Roberts
    • Roberto Morales
    • Mike Parks
    • David Guinn
  • Twitter
    • @TerminalDragon
    • @dbrunner61
    • @4colorZack
    • @GeekOnTheLoose
    • @JOSPHAT07802639
  • YouTube
    • George Fish
    • Stuart Gilbert
    • Vaughan Bradley
    • William Hopkins
    • KE5TGW
  • Mailing List
    • H. P. Garcia
    • KN4GBO

Show Notes #240: The Weekender XIV

This Weekend in Amateur Radio (Segment 1)
  • Contests
  • Contests Next Weekend
  • Special Events
  • Worked All Capitals
    • Aug 9-Aug 19, 1600Z-0000Z
    • K9S, K9K, W9I, and W9V
    • Additional Info:
      • www.k9ham.org
      • www.w9cwa.net
      • www.svrc.org
  • LHS Ham Radio Challenge
    • Listen to or make a contact via satellite.
This Weekend in Open Source (Segment 2)
  • Distros to Try
  • Open Source Events
  • LHS Open Source Challenge
    • Set up a torrent seeder and seed valuable open source projects.
This Weekend in Hedonism (Segment 3)
  • Cheryl's Recipe Corner
  • One-Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
  • Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces, patted dry
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 6 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias, greens and whites separated
    • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
    • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth
    • ¾ cup teriyaki stir-fry sauce and marinade (LaChoy makes one)
    • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
    • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • Directions
    • In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and salt; cook 6 to 8 minutes on first side, without moving, until chicken is browned on bottom and releases easily from pan. Stir chicken; stir in green onion whites and bell pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Stir broth, teriyaki sauce and rice into chicken mixture in Dutch oven. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and cook 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from heat. Stir in snow peas; cover, and let stand 2 to 4 minutes to soften snow peas. Stir; top with green onion greens.
  • Russ's Drink Corner
  • Benriach 10
    • ABV: 43% (86 Proof)
    • Region: Speyside
    • Color: Light Honey
    • Nose: Lemon, grapefruit, butter toffee, nutmeg, almond, gingerbead, cinnamon (with water: sea air, 
    • Taste: Citrus, green apple, fried banana, pear, brown sugar, strong barley, caramel, pepper spice, vanilla (with water: fig, lemon grass)
    • Price: $45 (750ml)
    • Rating: 95
  • Bill's Whatever Corner
  • Hand Cannon IPA
    • Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, WA
    • 6.8% ABV
    • 60 IBU
    • Stuff on the can:
      • A Mega Blast of Hops or Something
      • Best Paired With Excessive Enthusiam & Neon
    • This hop filled ipa is an explosion of tropical and citrus flavor and aroma.  It's like holding a roman candle, but better, because you can drink it and it won't start your backyard on fire.  
    • Movie Recommend:  Silkwood (1983)
      • A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher.
Music (Segment 4)
  • "Raise Your Voice" by Quentin Hannappe, from the album Quentin Hannappe EP, courtesy of Jamendo.