I’m a Winner – A brief look at the Radioddity GS-5B

I was the fourth place winner of Radioddity’s 2020 Black Friday raffle. Proceeds from the raffle are to support the ARRL’s spectrum preservation fund — a worthy cause given the fate of the 9cm band. When I received the notification I was a winner I got pretty excited. I was hoping to win a GSOC for my G90 (or even another G90) so I felt a little let down that it was “only” another HT to add to the fleet.
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Reviving the Site

It’s been a few years since I wrote a post for the site. Sadly, the blogging software I was using on the old site was a bit of a barrier to frequent posting. Originally I chose PicoCMS for the site due to it’s lightweight nature and markdown syntax. Unfortunately the “Magazine” theme I chose used too much custom HTML and Javascript to make writing in markdown a reality. Each post ended up being written in HTML so at that point why bother with a CMS.
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Ailunce HD1 Review

The Ailunce HD1 My prior DMR history First, a quick story so you can get a feel for my DMR experience and know how much salt to take with my review below. When I lived in Rochester MN, I briefly owned a TYT MD-380. It was a great radio, but it had a couple of downsides (not really the radio’s fault.) First, it was UHF only. This wasn’t a problem when I lived in Rochester.
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Running the Retevis Ailunce HD1 CPS in Wine

The HD1 CPS running in Wine This article uses just about every Unix worst-practice in the book, but there is a reason for all of them. In this article, we pipe downloaded code directly in to bash as root, run Wine as root, and play around with renaming device nodes. None of this broke anything for me, but if you fubar your system, burn your house down, etc… you can’t say I didn’t warn you.
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KUØHN Station as of July 3, 2018

KU0HN Station as of 7-3-2018. The picture above is my current station setup. On this page I’ll discuss each piece of gear I find interesting. The original layout of my fist HF rig, a Heathkit SB-104A. Heathkit SB-104 This is my first HF rig, a Heathkit SB-104A. It’s no longer mounted in the rack as pictured to the left, but that picture gives a good idea of all the pieces in their original configuration.
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