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W0CHP-PiStar-Dash Now With Bullseye Goodness

After many, many months of development and testing, W0CHP-PiStar-Dash now runs the Bullseye version of Raspberry Pi OS.

W0CHP-PiStar-Dash will still install and run on existing Pi-Star installations (running Raspberry Pi OS “Buster”). however, if you’d like to run the more modern and supported Bullseye, you will need to install the WPSD Disk Image. It is based on Pi-Star v4.1.6 with W0CHP-PiStar-Dash pre-installed.

Scheduled Downtime October 5-7, 2022

Update 10/7/22:
Network move complete; all systems operational.

Beginning October 5, the various resources hosted on the W0CHP.net network will experience intermittent, and some extended outages and downtime.

The network is moving to a different physical location, but will retain the same asynchronous fiber connections speeds, IPs, etc.

I anticipate the outages lasting no more than 48 hours. Once fully complete, I will update this post accordingly.

Resources that will be affected

XLX493 D-Star-Enabled Peer Wanted

Greetings gracious hams! As some of you know, I operate the XLX493 Reflector. Currently, it supports both DMR and YSF protocols. However, I do not posses the necessary hardware for trans-coding the D-Star protocol.

And since my reflector has been getting more traffic lately, I’m putting a feeler out there to other hams who run a D-Star-enabled reflector to see if they’d be gracious enough to peer with reflector (more specifically, Module E, since it’s the busiest module.

Fuck Your Cables

I see people on various Pi-Star forums/groups/etc., showing off how they display the dashboard on a monitor via an HDMI cable.

Neat. 🙄 🤦

Fuck your HDMI cables; get with the times, bitches…

W0CHP-PiStar-Dash Voice Command Project Demo

I keep/use a hotspot in my truck, and I’ve always wanted a way to manage/switch/connect/disconnect from reflectors, talkgroups, etc., hands-free; using only my voice.

I’ve begun work on a small project to allow me to do just that. And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke. 😆

Check it out…

(G|Sh)itHub Sucks

I abandoned ShitHub (GitHub) back in 2018 when they sold out to shitty-ass fucking Microsoft. I (preemptively) migrated all my code to my own self-hosted environment (oh and by the way, self-hosting seems to have made quite a comeback, since so many companies and their solutions have lately been sucking goat ballz).