2016 Music Review #2: Albums

Part 1 of this post is available here! This is the overdue second post where I look at what albums I listened to. I’m having a drink with this one. It might get nonsensical by the end. The way albums are calculated is that each track play counts towards an album play - the number given is the cumulative count of all track plays from the same album. Albums Total Number of Unique Albums Logged: 1,327 …

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Radio Day

This has been a few days of mildly successful radio fidgeting. Few issues diagnosed in the setup, few things fixed and a few things done. First up, the 6” cable I use to connect the FT-100 radio to my tuner has broken. This was replaced (thanks to Ed) and things tuned nicely. This must have been borked for some time - I’m now able to tune up my (roughly) 20m dipole on 30m and 40m no bother - both matching with swr of less than 1. …

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Field OS

Following on from yesterday’s post, it’s probably worth thinking about sanitising more than my phone. I’m getting quite tired of travelling with 2 laptops - one for work, one for personal. Sometimes I travel with 3 - work, personal and restricted site (specific softwre/hardware requirements depending on the… sensitivity of where I am). Carrying that many machines gets annoying. I also get a little stressed taking my personal laptop through customs in some of the countries I go to. …

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Android Reset

I’m pretty fond of my OnePlus X - it’s the first phone I’ve owned that has performance I’m happy to call “adequate”. It runs along nicely, no questions asked. It never really stutters or has a little moan at me. Battery life is a little weak for my use case, but that’s fine. I’m almost always near electricity. I do a lot of work in the Middle East, and before I go I like to clear out my phone, study what I use it for and return it to being a lean device. …

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Radio Node

Soundmodem, ax25d and uronode This is mostly a repost of something that was on my now deceased wiki, spruced up a little for this platform. Start at the top and work down, you should have a basic, working ax25 packet radio system by the end. I shall address netrom at a later date. I’m using soundmodem as it presents me with an sm0 device I can easily configure in the following steps, however I have also tested direwolf for this successfully. …

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