KC5HWB, maintains the popular(?) YouTube channel, “Ham Radio 2.0”. To
me, it’s yet another kool-aid-drinking cesspool of “content”.
Man, I wish DAPNET / HAMPager.de would get their shit together. Over the course of the past few months or so, the DAPNET server becomes completely unreachable for extended periods of time.
Now, I’m not the biggest Kool-Aid drinking fan of DAPNET to begin with, but I
have a DAPNET account and use the account for testing and validation purposes;
since POCSAG (and the DAPNET service) is a part of my
MW0MWZ, is busy again updating the official Pi-Star software,
and I track his changes very closely to review and merge those changes into
However, I have intentionally left out another recent feature…
I’ll keep as concise as possible. One of my local ham clubs has been sucking the teat of the shitty WinLink service and promoting it profusely. I always felt WinLink sucked balls based on principle alone, the proprietary nature of it, and it really being basically a shitty ISP under the guise of a ham radio email service. It’s fucking up the amateur radio airwaves.
The weekend of February 20-20, 2021 in the realm of ham radio, was just as dramatic as, and a continuation of, the first week of February, 2021…
Unbelievable amounts of dumb and lazy hams, service outages and Pi-Star changes, which end confusing dumb hams who don’t deserve their ham tickets.
It was a dramatic first weekend of February 2021 in the world of ham radio. Lots of bitching and moaning, dumb and lazy hams, myriad outages, and more.
I’ll concisely summarize what I witnessed in ham radio drama during Feb. 5-7, 2021…
MW0MWZ, has been busy updating the official Pi-Star software, and
I track his changes very closely to merge those changes into my
Recently, Andy released Pi-Star ver. 4.1.4, and
W0CHP-PiStar-Dash has been
released with the same version and version number.
However, I have intentionally left out some features/additions…
Building upon my first in the Hams are Dumb and Lazy series, here’s part two, depicting a perfect example of a dumb and lazy ham. I sincerely have no idea, how these “hams” pass their technical exams. Perhaps sheer test bank memorization without a single understanding as to any RF or electronics theory.
It sometimes amazes me, that hams can successfully pass the exam to obtain their licenses. Myself being a part of multiple tech communities of different disciplines, hams take the cake as far as being the dumbest and laziest. There are countless examples and cases I see, daily, of hams being dumb and lazy, and they really suck the joy and spirit out of the hobby.
As a brief follow-up to part 1 of my freeloading complainers article, I had quite the experience last night to share…
It was new year’s night, 2021, and I was attending the Friday night TGIF Net on
the TGIF Network. They are in the process of migrating
their server/platform to an entirely new one. So a special guest of the Net,
KG5RK, a wonderful human being, and the main developer and programmer
for the entire network.