Hello, listeners! We're putting out our latest episode of Linux in the Ham Shack just before Hamvention. We have great topics tonight including hams suing hams, the fight between Oracle and Google, antenna and kit building, mobile operation and so much more. Don't forget that we WILL be at the Dayton Hamvention this year in the East Hall, booth 625. Also, please note that we could still use your help in defraying some of our Hamvention expenses. If you'd like to donate (and maybe pick up some cool LHS swag in the process), please click on our Generosity Campaign link. See you there!
73 de The LHS Crew
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Here we are at Episode #090, just 10 away from the century mark. Things have been rolling along fairly smoothly, and except for Russ being deathly ill for the last eight days, there's not even a lot to complain about. In this episode, we have yet another interview. This time it's with John Hays, K7VE, of Northwest Digital Radio. These guys are producing an entirely new purpose-built radio platform called the UDR56K. This technology promises to be a great advance in the amateur radio arena as well as in the computing arena. It's a bit of kit that's going to find a use in almost every radio amateur's shack. If you want to find out why, please sit down and take a listen to this episode of LHS. We promise you will not be disappointed.
73 de The LHS Guys
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- Apologies for being late with this episode.
- LHS had planned on attending the Ohio LinuxFest on September 9-11 in Columbus,OH, and the Huntsville, AL hamfest Aug 21-22, but it's just too expensive. To address that, LHS has started the LHS Ambassadors program where listeners of the show act as representatives for LHS at events. If you're interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- When you make a donation to LHS, you can choose to appear on the Sponsors page on the LHS website.
- Linux Format magazine, the producers of the Tux Radar podcast, recently reviewed various Linux-related podcasts, and LHS wasn't even mentioned! Ouch!
- Richard announces the demise of Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast. Richard is looking for a place to post the articles and other content. The podcast episodes are saved at the Internet Archive, and the videos will remain on YouTube.
- WinLink and AX.25
- Richard describes his trials and tribulations getting a WinLink packet gateway working under Ubuntu Linux.
- For the most part, Richard followed the instructions provided by Charles, K4GBB: How to install RMS Gate.
- Richard and Russ describe the steps in the Howto and possible pitfalls. Richard notes that you'll probably want to run the commands as the root user, either by logging in as root or using sudo.
- (Note, near the end of Section 4 of the Howto, it appears the author left out the "wget" in the command to retrieve the script. On the page it reads:
Get Script – Bernard has written a little Housekeeping script...
https://f6bvp.free.fr/logiciels/ax25/rc.init.script && ...
- I think that command should be:
wget https://f6bvp.free.fr/logiciels/ax25/rc.init.script && ...
Note that I've shortened the lines with ellipses here. -Ed.)
- Other useful links:
- Andy, KB1OIQ, tells us of his Ham Radio Linux CD, based on Ubuntu Linux 10.10, and includes many ham radio programs.
- Rich, KD0BJT, of the LowSWR podcast, is working on a ham radio-related Linux distribution, too.
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- Thanks to Dave from Gamma Leonis for the theme music.
- "Mendes" by Assembly Line Gods from the album "Control: Volume 1."
- "Pound of Flesh" by Assembly Line Gods from the album "Control: Volume 1."
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