N3MWM, the speed limit on I-90 in Minnesota is 70 MPH. You obviously don’t care about others on the road.
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.
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…
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…
For some time now, I’ve yearned for a way to quickly link to various XLX reflectors and modules on DMR, as well as unlink from modules to “mute” a busy reflector/module.
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).
Recently, I’ve witnessed two networks suffer from loops, caused by
mis-configured hotspots. Now while Pi-Star has some rudimentary checks in place
(simply a warning message for hotspots configured as “Public Nodes”), I’ve
W0CHP-PiStar-Dash to help
prevent these loops even further.
- Update 2/28/2022:
- Looks like this article lit a fire; they fixed their invalid SSL certificate 24 hours after I posted it. 😆
QuadNet, we all know your website(s) is shitty and ugly as fuck, but some of the services you provide, we hams can certainly appreciate; and I’m one of them.
A very nice gentleman from India, Bejoy (
VU3BOJ), had contacted me recently;
informing me that he was unable to access my various web resources. The poor
guy was attempting to install my
W0CHP-PiStar-Dash software, but to no
Moreover, Bejoy mentioned that his local friends with different ISPs were also unable to access my resources. This bothered me, so I investigated.
The original Pi-Star (still) uses myriad HTML tables for layout (non-tabular)
data. That’s a Bad Thing™ And since my
W0CHP-PiStar-Dash software is a fork, it
inherited lots of that legacy garbage. However, I’ve begun the conversion from
HTML tables for layout, to proper HTML(5) and CSS.
This is a UI/UX project that will be completed in phases as I get to them.