Linux in the Ham Shack

May 19, 2020
LHS Episode #346: Project Update Round Table

Hello and welcome to Episode 346 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts invite listeners on to talk about current projects--open source, amateur radio or otherwise--that they're working on. Several interesting topics evolve out of the conversation from digital modes to Internet linked radio systems to satellite operation. And there's [...]

May 15, 2020
LHS Episode #345: The Weekender XLVIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

May 12, 2020
LHS Episode #344: Slashdotted

Hello and welcome to Episode 344 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss the Contest University, learning Morse Code, virtual online club meetings, 6-meter season, open-source N95 masks, WSJT-X, BSD, Solaris...what the??? Anyway, hope you enjoy the episode, stay home, stay safe and play amateur radio and open source.

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May 5, 2020
System Fusion and WiRES-X Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 343, the latest release of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take an in-depth look at the workings of Yaesu's System Fusion communication technology and the associated Internet linking platform known as WiRES-X. If you're interested in digital radio and VHF/UHF chat with folks around the world [...]

May 1, 2020
LHS Episode #342: The Weekender XLVII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

April 28, 2020
LHS Episode #341: That’s a Spicy Meatball

Welcome to the 341st installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss topics including IARU workshops, ventilators built by hams, a folding Yagi for satellite work, indoor gardens, Fedora on Lenovo, Ubuntu 20.04, Manjaro and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you have a great week. [...]

April 21, 2020
LHS Episode #340: Hamlib Deep Dive Redux

Welcome to the 340th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts revisit Hamlib, the rig-, rotor-, amplifier- and tuner-control library that is at the heart of many applications' intregration with your ham radio gear. Our guest tonight is Michael Black, W9MDB, the maintainer and lead developer of the Hamlib [...]

April 17, 2020
LHS Episode #339: The Weekender XLVI

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

April 14, 2020
LHS Episode #338: Digital Dragon

Hello and welcome to Episode 338 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-topics episode, the hosts discuss Linux distros for SDR, TensorFlow, Linux files on Windows, Qt, CW, open-source ventilators and much, much more. Hope you're staying safe and healthy during the global crisis. Thank you for listening!

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April 7, 2020
LHS Episode #337: SDRAngel Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 337 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the shallow end of SDRAngel. The project is a GPLv3 licensed, modular front end and headless server for connecting to and operating SDR receivers and transceivers. Discussion includes where to find the [...]

April 3, 2020
LHS Episode #336: The Weekender XLV

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

March 31, 2020
LHS Episode #335: Clean My Glasses

Welcome to Episode 335 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topics episode, we cover COVID-19 and contesting (duh), virtual amateur radio exams, emergency broadband on 5.8GHz, the Hamvention 2020 QSO party, exFAT, OBS, AREDN and much more. Thank you for listening. Stay safe and play more radio!

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March 24, 2020
LHS Episode #334: GNURadio Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode #334 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this deep dive episode, we have a special guest, Derek Kozel, MW0LNA, who takes the hosts and everyone else on a wild ride into the internals of GNURadio. Somehow by the end it all starts to make sense. Learn about SDR, hardware design, [...]

March 20, 2020
LHS Episode #333: The Weekender XLIV

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

March 17, 2020
LHS Episode #332: Global Pandemicast

Hello and welcome to the 332nd episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In these troubling times of global viruses, we can be healthy and maintain social distance by talking with you via the Intertubes. In this episode, we talk about COVID-19 (duh), learning Morse Code, homebrewing, open data sharing, legendary DXpeditions, more COVID-19, [...]

March 10, 2020
LHS Episode #331: Roundtable Q&A

Hello and welcome to Episode 331 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we bring listeners on to talk with us and field questions from the chat. We discuss Hamvention and COVID-19, FT-8, antenna designs, amateur radio exams, new acquisitions and much, much more. Thank you to all who participated and thank [...]

March 6, 2020
LHS Episode #330: The Weekender XLIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

March 3, 2020
LHS Episode #329: The Third Dimension

Welcome to the 329th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topics episode, the hosts discuss the Coronavirus and Hamvention, open positions at the ARRL, Kubeflow, LineageOS, SRain, Sweet Home 3D and much more. Thank you for listening and hope to see you all in Xenia this May.

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February 25, 2020
LHS Episode #328: KiCad Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to the 328th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this Episode, the hosts interview Barry Buelow, W0IY, about his experience in engineering, circuit design, PCB design, schematics and the benefits of using the Open Sourcea tool KiCad for drawing, modeling and manufacturing hardware projects. Thanks for listening. We hope [...]

February 21, 2020
LHS Episode #327: The Weekender XLII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

February 18, 2020
LHS Episode #326: Ni Hao, Moto

Hello and welcome to the 326th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-topic format show, the hosts discuss a major win for Motorola, the FCC and 5.9GHz, operating practices in Australia, iText, FreshRSS, GridTracker and much more. Thank you for listening and please, if you can, donate to our Hamvention 2020 [...]

February 11, 2020
LHS Episode #325: Ham Radio Relevance Deep Dive

Welcome to the 325th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. Based on a recent video and Hack-a-Day chat from Josh Nash, KI6NAZ, the hosts dive into the topic of what makes amateur radio viable in today's world of almost limitless hobbies, technology and diversions. Discussion revolves around involving everyone in the hobby, young [...]

February 7, 2020
LHS Episode #324: The Weekender XLI

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

February 4, 2020
LHS Episode #323: Sloppy Seconds

Welcome to the 323rd installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss amateur radio and the fires in Australia, state QSO parties, Brexit and CEPT, new extra pool questions, CERN, Facebook, Jericho, UNICEF and much, much more. Thank you for downloading and listening. We hope you have a fantastic [...]

January 28, 2020
LHS Episode #322: YOTA Deep Dive

Welcome to the 322nd installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts and special guest Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, of Ham Talk Live discuss the very future of amateur radio in the form of YOTA (Youth on the Air). A program started in IARU Region 1 as Youngsters on the Air, [...]

January 17, 2020
LHS Episode #321: The Weekender XL

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

January 14, 2020
LHS Episode #320: The Fire Down Below

Welcome to the 320th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts cover amateur radio and the recent earthquake in Puerto Rico and fires in Australia, Bitcoin, ARRL awards, Huawei, TensorFlow, Tucnak, Gridtracker and a whole lot more. Thank you for listening to our program and we hope you have [...]

January 7, 2020
LHS Episode #319: HF Homebrew Antennas Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 319 of Linux in the Ham Shack, the first episode of the new decade. In this episode, the hosts discuss what you might need in terms of money, knowledge, supplies and elbow grease to build a number of different effective HF antennas, both single- and multi-band. If you were wondering if [...]

December 20, 2019
LHS Episode #318: The Weekender XXXIX

In this episode, the last episode of 2019, the hosts turn The Weekender into a roundtable free-for-all where fans of the show could join us on Mumble and talk about anything they wanted to. We touch on amateur radio, Linux, open source, sociology, thoughts about the past and the future and throw in a [...]

December 17, 2019
LHS Episode #317: One More Probe

Welcome to Episode 317 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts (minus Bill) talk about some of the best Open Source of 2019, Santa on the Air, Ofcom, inter-satellite communication, ksnip, QEMU, open-source oscilloscopes and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you have a great week and [...]

December 10, 2019
LHS Episode #316: GridTracker Deep Dive Part 2

Welcome to the 316th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we have Stephen "Tag" Loomis, N0TTL, back for a second episode on GridTracker. In this episode, the hosts discuss updates, additions and bug fixes to the application since the last time and then dive into its most complex and powerful [...]

December 6, 2019
LHS Episode #315: The Weekender XXXVIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

December 3, 2019
LHS Episode #314: Epic Pie

Welcome to the 314th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-topics episode, the hosts discuss Open Source and the government, YOTA in IARU Region 2, microwave transverters, Docker, the Linux 5.5 kernel, Y2038, JS8Call and much more. Thank you for listening and have an excellent week.

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November 26, 2019
LHS Episode #313: GridTracker Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 313 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts talk with Stephen "Tag" Loomis, N0TTL, creator of the GridTracker project. We take an in-depth look at the software application, its configuration, utilization and all of the hidden features that you may be hearing about for the first time. [...]

November 22, 2019
LHS Episode #312: The Weekender XXXVII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

November 19, 2019
LHS Episode #311: Three Going on Fifty

Welcome to Episode 311 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topics episode, the hosts cover YOTA, AO-7, WRC 2019, CWOps, NHS and a bunch of other acronyms and their associated relevant topics. Thank you for listening and we hope you have a phenomenal week.

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November 12, 2019
LHS Episode #310: DMR Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 310 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take an in-depth look at the world of Digital Mobile Radio, otherwise known as DMR. It's a topic that could take volumes or multiple episodes but the idea here is to give you enough information to understand the basics [...]

October 25, 2019
LHS Episode #309: The Weekender XXXVI

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

October 22, 2019
LHS Episode #308: Ciao, Enzo

Welcome to Episode 308 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-topic episode, the hosts discuss the JOTA/JOTI weekend, Homebrew Heroes, youths as the future of amateur radio, GNU, Perl, OpenLibra, open hardware, FOSS satellites and much more. Thank you for tuning in. We appreciate you all.

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October 8, 2019
LHS Episode #307: Ansible Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 307 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts have an in-depth conversation with Jon Spriggs, G7VRI, an Ansible fanatic and guru. We cover the project, its installation, setup and operation from point A to point Z. If you're deploying multiple machines in your shack, are [...]

October 4, 2019
LHS Episode #306: The Weekender XXXV

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

October 1, 2019
LHS Episode #305: Morning Mink

Welcome to Episode 305 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss the Amazon being invasive (no, really!), amateur radio in France, Australia and space, artificial intelligence multi-SDR boards and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you have a great week.

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September 24, 2019
LHS Episode #304: Cloudlog Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to the 304th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take an in-depth look at the Cloudlog amateur radio logger. Leveraging Web server technology with PHP, hamlib for rig access and connectivity to the major online logging services like LoTW and eQSL, Cloudlog creates a distributed [...]

September 20, 2019
LHS Episode #303: The Weekender XXXIV

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

September 17, 2019
LHS Episode #302: The End of Kenwood

Welcome to Episode 302 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topic episode, the hosts discuss the potential end of Kenwood in the amateur radio market, emcom in Montucky, Storm Area 51, HF on satellites, a huge update for PulseAudio, the Linux 5.3 kernel and much more. Thank you for listening and [...]

September 10, 2019
LHS Episode #301: Pi-Star Deep Dive Part 1

Welcome to Episode 301 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts have an in-depth talk with Andy Taylor, MW0MWZ, the author and maintainer of the Pi-Star project. Pi-Star is a Linux operating system and application suite for single-board computers which creates a hotspot for digital VHF and UHF operation. We [...]

September 6, 2019
LHS Episode #300: The Weekender XXXIII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

September 3, 2019
LHS Episode #299: Wee Oui

Hello and welcome to the 299th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack! In this episode, the hosts discuss ARES and Hurricane Dorian, keeping 2m frequencies in France, Icom's new foray into QRP radio, Google in open source, fldigi, WINE and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you have a fantastic [...]

August 27, 2019
LHS Episode #298: JOTA Deep Dive and Feedback-o-Rama

Hello and welcome to the 298th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we take a close look at getting Scouts on the air with the JOTA and JOTI programs. It's a great way to get involved in amateur radio, whether or not you're into Scouting. Also, we address a bunch [...]

August 16, 2019
LHS Episode #297: The Weekender XXXII

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. [...]

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