I was starting to get excited about building a modular amateur radio automation system in python then I found one under active development. Now I’m sort of grumpily going through the code and issues to see what I can work on. Shouldn’t I be happy about this!?

The new 2.8 update looks great but I will stick to my ".1" update policy for pdx.social.

Going to the hardware store for parts for my first antenna build. I’m hoping to build a solid copper wire QFH for satellite reception.

Has anyone tried out the new python web app framework Responder? I'm trying to figure out if its worth using it instead of Flask.

* You can now hide boosts from users you follow, and select accounts to feature on your profile.
* You can now open the profile of the person who boosted or favourited one of your toots from the notifications screen.
* Added links to the web UI for editing your profile and filters on the settings screen.
* Fix a startup crash on old devices.

Toot v1.6 is out!


This release is a collection of smaller features and bugfixes. What is new is:

* It is now possible to approve follower requests for locked accounts in the app.
* Loading and caching timelines has been improved and is now more robust. This should hopefully resolve some rare bugs.
* The profile screen of a user will now list your relationship with them, such as whether you are following each other, or if you have blocked them.

Question for my PDX peeps. Would you enjoy a bot that posted satellite images of the PNW as the NOAA sats pass overhead? I think there would be ~6 posts a day. They'd probably look similar to what I posted here with hopefully fewer errors:


I picked up an Intel NUC 6 at work to experiment on. I'm really impressed with the build quality and performance given the price. If you're working with raspberry pis and considering an SSD addon for it to boost speed don't bother and get NUC. The SSD performance is 7x that of the rpi with SATA board I've tested and the cost comes out to about the same with a case.

This weekend I had my 1st successful capture and decode of a NOAA satellite pass. I captured it on a handheld Yagi antenna. The doppler shift was corrected in real-time using Orbitron and the audio was processed in WXtoIMG.

LRPT has a pleasant, IMO, sound with a 2khz tone and kind of a tic-toc in the background.

Here's a link to some of the captured audio: send.firefox.com/download/b203

I have complained about systemd's slow steady takeover of OS tasks for years. And yet here I am contemplating the pros and cons of switching our app-level logging over to it. Is this stockholm syndrome?

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