Linux in the Ham Shack

March 19, 2019
LHS Episode #276: Logical Volume Management Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 276 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a relatively in-depth look at the world of Logical Volume Management under Linux. LVM is a method for creating redundant, scalable and highly available disk volumes that can span multiple physical drives and media types. The [...]

March 15, 2019
LHS Episode #275: The Weekender XXV

You have tuned into the 275th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this, the 25th Weekender episode, the hosts discuss upcoming amateur radio special event stations and worldwide contests, upcoming open source conferences, Linux distributions to try, challenges to try for yourselves, meatloaf that might just be murderous, an Imperial IPA and [...]

March 12, 2019
LHS Episode #274: JS8Coin

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this week's short topic show, the hosts discuss Virginia students building and launching satellites, amateur radio inspiring the EPA, BitCoin via radio, the Linux Kernel vs. PMEM, HL7 and Open Source and much, much more. Thank you for listening and [...]

February 26, 2019
LHS Episode #273: DX Cluster and Spotting Deep Dive

Thank you for tuning into the latest episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In Episode 273, the hosts take a deep dive into DX cluster applications and spotting techniques for finding those elusive amateur radio contacts. From desktop and mobile apps to networked nodes and server libraries as well as spotting techniques, no [...]

February 15, 2019
LHS Episode #272: The Weekender XXIV

Good grief! It's the latest edition of the Weekender! In this episode, the hosts put together a list of amateur radio contests and special events, upcoming open source conferences and a hefty does of hedonism that blends together and goes down like a luxurious sippin' whiskey. Thank you for tuning in and we hope [...]

February 12, 2019
LHS Episode #271: The Discord Accord

Welcome to Episode 271 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this week's episode, the hosts discuss ARISS Phase 2, the Peanut Android app for D-STAR and DMR linking, a geostationary satellite from Qatar, open source software in the public sector, a new open-source color management tool, Linux distributions for ham radio and much [...]

February 5, 2019
LHS Episode #270: Logbook of the World Deep Dive

Welcome to the latest episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the ARRL application Logbook of the World. It's a logging application with two components: the online database and statistical analysis tools at the ARRL site and the TrustedQSL cross-platform application for managing certificates, [...]

February 1, 2019
LHS Episode #269: The Weekender XXIII

Welcome to our latest edition of The Weekender. In this episode, the hosts discuss the usual blend of hedonism mixed with some upcoming amateur radio contests and special event stations, interesting Linux distributions, open-source events and news, interesting discussion and much more. Thank you for being a listener. We appreciate each and every one [...]

January 29, 2019
LHS Episode #268: Getting the AX

Welcome to the 268th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack! In this episode, we discuss several amateur radio, Open Source and Linux in the Ham Shack-y topics. Those include a special call sign prefix for Australia, the Amateur Radio Parity Act (again), vulnerabilities in APT, API vs. IP, PJON, Pat and so much [...]

January 18, 2019
LHS Episode #267: The Weekender XXII

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the LHS Weekender. In this episode, the hosts discuss upcoming amateur radio contests and special event stations, Open Source events in the next fortnight, Linux distributions of interest, news about science, technology and related endeavors as well is dive into food, drink and other hedonistic topics. Thank you [...]

January 15, 2019
LHS Episode #266: #$%&! Net Neutrality

Welcome to the first episode of Linux in the Ham Shack for 2019. In this episode, the hosts discuss topics including the 2018 RTTY Roundup using FT-8, Cubesats and wideband receivers in space, the ORI at Hamcation, Wekcan, Raspberry Pi-based VPN servers, the LHS Linux distributions, CW trainers and much more. Thank you for [...]

December 20, 2018
LHS Episode #265: Live Q&A / 2018 in Review

Welcome to the final episode of 2018! In this episode, the hosts invited anyone to participate in a live Q&A and year-end wrap up. We explore the past, present and future of Linux in the Ham Shack, memories of news and important events of 2018 in the open source and amateur radio world and [...]

December 14, 2018
LHS Episode #264: The Weekender XXI

Welcome to the 21st Weekender episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. This time around, we talk about the few contests and special event stations that are around for December. We also touch on Linux distros to try, things to do in the amateur radio and open source world and then we dive straight [...]

December 11, 2018
LHS Episode #263: Better Than Brexit

Welcome to Episode 263 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts touch on a wide range of amateur radio and computing topics including net neutrality, satellite launches, CWops Awards, AI6TK, alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud in the open-source world and much more. Thank you for being a listener of [...]

December 4, 2018
LHS Episode #262: RigPi Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 262 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we have a special guest, Howard Nurse, W6HN, a longtime amateur radio operator and open-source enthusiast. He has developed the RigPi Station Server, a Raspberry Pi-based hardware and software rig control and operation solution that will be manufactured and sold by MFJ [...]

November 30, 2018
LHS Episode #261: The Weekender XX

Welcome to Episode #261 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this, our 20th Weekender edition, we give you information on upcoming amateur radio contests and special event stations, upcoming open-source conferences and events, personal challenges, Linux distributions to try and a whole bunch of hedonism. It's the perfect intro to your next two weekends. [...]

November 27, 2018
LHS Episode #260: The Sun’s Massive Ejection

Welcome to Episode 260 of Linux in the Ham Shack. We're so glad you could join us. In this episode, the hosts talk about the results of JOTA 2018, FCC Part 15 rules, the sun and its atmosphere, new satellites, cryptocurrency vulnerabilities, Fedora, SDR with the Raspberry Pi and much more. Thank you for listening!

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November 20, 2018
LHS Episode #259: SatNOGS Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 259 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we talk with Pierros Papadeas, SV1QVE, of the SatNOGS project. We take a deep look into the Open Space Foundation, SatNOGS and the linked satellite ground station network they have put together. We look under the covers at the software and hardware [...]

November 15, 2018
LHS Episode #258: The Weekender XIX

You have tuned into Episode 258 of Linux in the Ham Shack. This episode is the 19th edition of our Weekender series. In this episode, we discuss upcoming amateur radio contests, special event stations, open source conferences and more. We also give you some new distributions to try, amateur radio and open source challenges and [...]

November 13, 2018
LHS Episode #257: They’ve Gone Fuchsia

Hello, listeners! Welcome to Episode #257 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss CNPOTA, YOTA and a bunch of other OTAs. There's also information on balloon-based repeaters, the demise of Palm Radio, OpenSpot 2, Apple's new T2 security chip, emotion analyzing AI and much more. Thank you for tuning in. [...]

November 6, 2018
LHS Episode #256: Live Q&A

Welcome to Episode 256 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we take a slight departure from our normal topics and episode style to try out the features of our Discord server. We invited listeners to log in and participate in the program, bring up topics of discussion and ask questions of the [...]

November 2, 2018
LHS Episode #255: The Weekender XVIII

This is Episode 255 of Linux in the Ham Shack. It's our 18th edition of The Weekender. In this episode, we talk about upcoming amateur radio contests, special event stations, Open Source conferences, new and interesting Linux distributions, liquor, food, movies, music and more. Thank you for listening and hope you have a great couple [...]

October 30, 2018
LHS Episode #254: Fright Night

Hello! Thank you for tuning into the latest episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, Episode 254. In this episode, we discuss several topics including 6-meter operation, NASA's Deep Space Gateway, LEDs and RF interference, IBM, Red Hat, System76 and so much more. Thank you for being a listener of our show. We appreciate you!

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October 23, 2018
LHS Episode #253: JS8CALL Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack! In our deep dive this time around, we take an in-depth look at the new weak-signal chat mode called JS8CALL, formerly FT8CALL. We explore the history and development of the mode, how it's currently being used, the team behind the project, the operation [...]

October 11, 2018
LHS Episode #252: The Weekender XVII

Welcome to the latest Weekender edition of Linux in the Ham Shack. This is the 17th installment, episode 252. In this episode, we talk about interesting contests coming up, like the Oceania DX Contest, Worked All Germany and more. We also talk about upcoming special event stations, JOTA, open source conferences like OLF and more. [...]

October 9, 2018
LHS Episode #251: Party Like It’s 1499

Welcome to the latest installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. You've tuned into Episode 251 in which we take on topics from ARRL elections to the latest hurricane heading for the Florida panhandle to expanded privileges at 50MHz for IARU Region 1. We also look at Microsoft's Infer.NET open AI framework, the latest Ansible, [...]

October 2, 2018
LHS Episode #250: Amateur Radio Resources Deep Dive

Welcome to the 250th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. On this milestone episode, we return to basics. We spend some time talking about resources for amateur radio on a variety of topics: testing and licensing, community and emergency involvement, elmering, learning, news, information gathering, hardware from parts to rigs to everything in between [...]

September 28, 2018
LHS Episode #249: The Weekender XVI

Hello and welcome to the 249th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. You've found our Weekender edition. In this episode, we discuss upcoming amateur radio events and special event stations active over the next couple of weeks. We also touch on Open Source conferences, including the venerable Ohio Linux Fest, as well as give [...]

September 25, 2018
LHS Episode #248: Release the Krakel

Hello and welcome to Episode #248 of Linux in the Ham Shack. We're so glad you tuned in today. In this episode, we discuss crypto on the airwaves, Hurricane Florence, Sweden price gouging hams, meritocracy and diversity in Open Source, Linus Torvalds, Linux for Windows(??) and much more. Thank you for listening!

73 de The [...]

September 18, 2018
LHS Episode #247: Linux Audio Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 247 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we take a deep look at audio routing in Linux. We examine topics from the different audio servers and subsystems in Linux, to applications for audio routing, broadcasting, digital audio workstations and more. To help us in our quest for deeper understanding, [...]

September 14, 2018
LHS Episode #246: The Weekender XV

Welcome to the latest edition of the Linux in the Ham Shack Weekender! In this episode, we talk about upcoming amateur radio contests and special event stations, upcoming open source events, interesting Linux distributions to try, things to do with your ham shack and your weekend, including food, wine, beer, whiskey, music and more. Thank [...]

September 11, 2018
LHS Episode #245: Down with the Sickness

Welcome to Episode 245 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss the threat of Hurricane Florence, the new PW-Sat2, amateur radio in lunar orbit, FOSSCON 2018, DXVK, Solus, popular topics in Open Source and more. Thanks for listening.

73 de The LHS Crew

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September 4, 2018
LHS Episode #244: Cubic and BitTorrent Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 244 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the LHS Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu. The distribution was created using Cubic and will be distributed, among other methods, by BitTorrent. We take a look at these two technologies and how they [...]

August 28, 2018
LHS Episode #243: I’m Just a Bill

Welcome to the 243rd installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the Lone Host makes a valiant attempt at being three people. He tackles a range of great topics including PicoAPRS, the Tokyo Ham Fair, Mines on the Air, CPUs in low power mode, Steam, contesting, Klog and much more. Please send [...]

August 21, 2018
LHS Episode #242: FreeDV/Codec2 Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 242 of Linux in the Ham Shack! In this episode, we bring back a guest to the show we haven't talked with in almost five years. His name is David Rowe, VK5DGR. He is the creator of the open source sound codec known as Codec2. He is also co-creator and maintainer of [...]

August 14, 2018
LHS Episode #241: The Dark Side of Open Source

Welcome to Episode 241 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss emcomm in Indonesia, the UN radio club, amateur radio license changes in Norway, open source software in automobiles and medical fields, becoming an APRS weather alert station an another dive into the Github bins. Thank you for listening! If [...]

August 3, 2018
LHS Episode #240: The Weekender XIV

Hello and welcome to the 240th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we outline some of the great amateur radio contests and special events, open source events and distributions, and wine, food and song you can partake of in the next fortnight. Oh no, I said fortnight. Get out there and [...]

July 31, 2018
LHS Episode #239: Sighs, Sighs, Everywhere Sighs

Welcome to Episode 239 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss updates to Ubuntu, amateur radio satellites, updates to WSTJ-X, the latest Linux kernel, security tools, AX.25, logging and much more. Thank you for listening!

73 de The LHS Crew

July 24, 2018
LHS Episode #238: Open Research Institute Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 238 of Linux in the Ham Shack. This time around we have an in-depth interview with Steve, AI4QR, and Michelle, W5NYV about Ubuntu Hams and the Open Research Institute. Discussion revolves around the two organizations, their focuses, directions, resources and active projects. Thanks so much to our guests and we hope you [...]

July 20, 2018
LHS Episode #237: The Weekender XIII

Welcome to the weekend! In this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, your hosts discuss good food, good fun, good friends and some wonderful things to do and try on the next couple of weekends. Thank you so much for tuning in and we hope you're enjoying our show. Please leave us feedback and [...]

July 17, 2018
LHS Episode #236: Kinky Jedi

Hello! Welcome to Episode 236 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss South African (and elsewhere) youth events in amateur radio, LIDs, satellites in the amateur radio spectrum, online tools for testing Linux distributions, malware in the repos, OpenRC, networking via high-altitude balloons and more. Thank you for listening.

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July 10, 2018
LHS Episode #235: Linux App Package Deep Dive

Greetings and many welcomes to Episode 235 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, your hosts take a relatively deep dive into some new methods for distributing software packages in Linux and potentially other operating systems. Specifically mentioned are snaps, appimage and flatpak as well as discussion of other information relevant to distributing [...]

July 6, 2018
LHS Episode #234: The Weekender XII

Welcome to the weekend! In this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, your hosts discuss good food, good fun, good friends and some wonderful things to do and try on the next couple of weekends. Thank you so much for tuning in and we hope you're enjoying our show. Please leave us feedback and [...]

July 3, 2018
LHS Episode #233: Thunderbirds

Hello! Welcome to the latest installment of Linux in the Ham Shack, Episode 233. In this episode, the hosts discuss the World Radio Sport Team Challenge, making a difference through the ARRL, the Reverse Beacon Network, FT-8, two new Linux Mint releases, SUSE and OpenSUSE. There's also a return to the good ol' days of [...]

June 8, 2018
LHS Episode #232: The Weekender XI

It's the weekend and here comes the Weekender! In the eleventh installment, the hosts discuss upcoming open source conferences, amateur radio special events and contests, wine, whiskey, food and song. It's a perfect recipe (see what we did there?) for a great time in the next fortnight. Thanks for listening!

73 de The LHS Crew

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June 5, 2018
LHS Episode #231: Securitas ad Novissimum

Welcome to Episode 231 of the most terrific podcast on the Internet. In this edition, the hosts discuss the latest edition of FreeDV and its new mode, advancements with the uBitX, the latest kernel release, the GDPR and much more. Thank you for tuning in!

73 de The LHS Crew

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May 29, 2018
LHS Episode #230: FlexRadio Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 230 of Linux in the Ham Shack. We're freshly back from Hamvention 2018 and ready to roll. In this episode, we do a deep dive into the FlexRadio SDR platform. We have two interviews recorded live from Hamvention all about the Flex architecture, its Linux and Open Source roots and much more. [...]

May 25, 2018
LHS Episode #229: The Weekender X

In this episode, we wrap up our Hamvention 2018 experience and move on to upcoming contests, special events, Linux distributions to try, Open Source conferences to attend, beer, whiskey, food and all the things that make life worth living. Thank you to everyone who donated to our cause, visited our booth or otherwise contributes to [...]

May 21, 2018
LHS Episode #228: Hamvention 2018 Update 2

In this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, your hosts do a couple of live interviews on Saturday at Hamvention 2018. The first is with Kevin, K2FN, and the second is with Gene, BX8AAD. There is also a second-day wrap up of the event and lots of discussion and banter about ham radio, Ohio, [...]

May 18, 2018
LHS Episode #227: Hamvention 2018 Update 1

Welcome to the first day wrap-up of Hamvention 2018. We talk about the show, our experience and give you a look forward to Saturday's update. Thanks for listening and please check social media for information on when we'll being live streams from the show.

73 de The LHS Crew

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