Author Archives: Jesse

Tree felling, wood splitting and stacking, aka: hard work.

A large amount of respect should be placed on our ancestors. Those folks worked hard. Hard! We recently had ten trees removed from our property. Two months ago the trees were cut and sliced into roughly 16 inch logs to … Continue reading

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Why Do We Check Into Nets?

I talked to a fellow ham a long while back about ham radio nets. This fellow ham is active with ham radio and a contributor to the hobby. He contributes a lot; money, time, time away from family, etc. So, … Continue reading

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C.I.R.C.L.E. Amateur Radio Club Launch

I just found out about the C.I.R.C.L.E. Amateur Radio Club and more importantly, Connie Ballantyne. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the privilege of becoming acquainted with Connie. I wish that I did like so many other amateur radio operators have. All … Continue reading

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I bought an ID-5100

I am so pleased with this radio! For anyone who has an ID-51 or ID-31, programming the radio is a breeze. I downloaded the latest repeater list from the Kentucky D-Star Facebook page and imported the file into the Icom … Continue reading

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It’s Been A While

Finding time to get to hobbies is work in itself. I would devote all of my time to ham radio and reflector servers and AllStar servers if the bills would vanish. Unfortunately, priorities. I have been drifting back towards the … Continue reading

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AMBE

Advanced Multi Band Excitation This is the technology that provides the audio compression and decompression for DStar. Seems like a whole lot to take in but we’ve been dealing with audio compression for a long time. Most people have bought … Continue reading

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Hosting Costs

Hosting is relatively cheap for what we do on Ham Radio. A virtual machine, which easily can host a DStar reflector is less than 10 bucks. Even if you have 2 virtual machines running, the costs aren’t bad. When you … Continue reading

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Techniques for keying on Allstar

I have been experimenting with Allstar nodes and Echolink nodes. A few of our ham friends have been doing excellent work in transcoding and linking Allstar and Echolink into the digital modes (DStar, DMR, Yaesu System Fusion). This is all … Continue reading

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