Linux User Net: Links for discussion topics
[Listed here are links related to discussion topics on the Linux User Net.]
March 9, 2020
Russ, KC7MM, reported on his Mega328 (eBay)
inexpensive electronic parts tester.
March 2, 2020
February 24, 2020
February 17, 2020
Brett, KG7GDB, announced that he had succeeded in setting up a Raspberry Pi 3 GPS-based NTP time server, using a USB GPS dongle. Details here
Russ, KC7MM related his experience with his newly-installed password manager, KeePassCX
February 3, 2020
January 27, 2020
January 20, 2020
January 13, 2020
Russ, KC7MM asked for help with a problem he encountered with the grub bootloader while installing DokuWiki from a Turnkey Linux appliance
November 25, 2019
Brett, KG6GDB, mentioned the availability of an interactive tool (Github)
for backing up and restoring both the memory settings and menu settings of the Yaesu FT991 transceiver. It's written in Python by Jeff, KJ7GVA, and licensed under GPLv3.
LoRa is a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology. It is based on spread spectrum modulation techniques derived from chirp spread spectrum (CSS) technology. In the U.S., 915MHz band is used by many devices – in the middle of the Amateur 33cm. band. Designed for IoT applications, it trades bandwidth for long range and low power consumption.
November 18, 2019
Rich, W7EET, announced upcoming gatherings for Linux-using Hams, beginning in January 2020. They will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 1000 to 1400, in Newberg, OR. More details to come.
, talked about using an SDR dongle to detect and identify aircraft navigation beacons on very low frequencies.
Kevin, KE7K, described how he uses WeeWX software
running on a Raspberry Pi to log and publish
data from his weather station.
October 21, 2019
August 26, 2019: Pine64 SBCs
A look at two Single Board Computers from Pine64 to see what potential they might have for operating as computers attached to our mesh net. Both boards are much like the Raspberry Pi.
ram: $25, $35, $45. Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, eMMC slot up to 128 GB
Runs Android as well as Linux, has a NextCloudPi image available.
Looks good as a server, not so much as a desktop.
Pine64 is all Open Source. Doesn't have the breadth of community support of the Raspberry Pi.
August 19, 2019: DistroTest, Pine64
July 15, 2019: Network bridging explained