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A Fall Vision!

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve posted here.  I guess in some ways, that’s a good thing because since the middle of last December, I’ve been incredibly busy! The biggest thing that caused my busyness is that I

Wow, Where Has the Time Gone?

It’s hard to believe that my last post here was back in November of last year!  Well, I’ve been just a little bit busy!  I’ll tell you about it all, but probably not this evening.  I’ve expended my energy quota

A Truly Amazing Woman

This week, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to some very deserving people.  Mostly in the news, all you heard about were the Hollywood celebrities and musical artists, but I’ll bet the news never mentioned Rear Admiral Grace

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Raspberry Pi 3 + RIM Lite + Software + Headscratching = AllStar Link Node

Ok, so I had built an AllStar Link node before (two actually, see some previous posts here) and I was feeling all great about myself and stuff.  I proposed to the club that we purchase a Raspberry Pi 3, a

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AllStar Link Presentation at the SARC Meeting

At the September 8th meeting of the Sullivan Amateur Radio Club, I gave a presentation about AllStar Link and the changeover of our EchoLink node to AllStar Link.  You can view the Powerpoint presentation at the link below: http://wshiggins.net/sarc-allstar-link-presentation-09082016/

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AllStarLink is EchoLink on Steroids!

Ok, so a few posts ago, I lamented about how EchoLink was sorta boring.  And because I felt that way, I undertook a project to evolve my traditional Windows based EchoLink node to an AllStarLink node (with an EchoLink channel!) Well, after

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Just when you think you know what’s going on… 

I’m really not sure I understand. Why is it that when I think I have the real lowdown on things I always get tripped up? It’s been happening all week and I don’t know how to stop it. I hope

Ah EchoLink, you’re kinda boring…

The EchoLink node has been up and running well for quite a while now.  You might ask, why would you want to change anything about it? Well, to be honest, it’s kinda boring!  Yeah, it works, and it’s providing a

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Grrrr… 10 meters is open and I can’t use it!

As many of you know, 10 meters is seldom open these days.  It is today, however, and I got excited because I can hear MANY stations.  So I tuned one up and when he called QRZ, I tried to respond.

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Oh no! Now I’ve made a mesh… 

I  know that I’m several years behind with the technology, but I’m giddy like a schoolgirl tonight because I built my first Broadband Mesh Network today. It wasn’t big,  just two nodes and a couple of devices connected, but it

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