Christopher M. Hobbs
Host ID: 241
My garage door failed spectacularly for a second time. I make an attempt to repair it but find that my extension cables are a bit too short. I hope I can explain a little about how garage doors work along the way.
Working AO-85 with my son!
Given all the talk about Amateur Radio on the mailing list, I decided to record a live operation show. In this episode my son and I try to make a contact on AO-85. He eventually loses interest and it's just me yelling into a microphone.
We don't manage to make a successful contact but we do pick up the bird. One person toward the end tried to pull us out of the noise but there were simply too many people utilizing the satellite for us to make contact. Part of that may have been my Doppler shift settings.
Here is the pass data from gPredict (in CST) for this particular attempt:
Pass details for AO-85 (orbit 5478) Observer: KD5RYO, Siloam Springs, Arkansas LAT:36.20 LON:-94.48 AOS: 2017/01/16 15:03:52 Local LOS: 2017/01/16 15:17:45 Local ----------------------------------------------------------- Time Az El Range Footp Dop Loss ----------------------------------------------------------- 2017/01/16 15:03:52 212.06 -0.00 3075 5738 2194 142.16 2017/01/16 15:04:33 212.46 2.48 2801 5720 2195 141.35 2017/01/16 15:05:15 212.94 5.23 2527 5701 2191 140.45 2017/01/16 15:05:57 213.52 8.35 2254 5682 2179 139.46 2017/01/16 15:06:38 214.26 11.99 1983 5663 2157 138.35 2017/01/16 15:07:20 215.23 16.38 1716 5644 2117 137.09 2017/01/16 15:08:02 216.60 21.92 1455 5624 2048 135.66 2017/01/16 15:08:43 218.69 29.25 1207 5604 1924 134.03 2017/01/16 15:09:25 222.35 39.50 979 5584 1692 132.22 2017/01/16 15:10:07 230.57 54.21 793 5564 1245 130.39 2017/01/16 15:10:48 261.54 72.25 683 5544 461 129.09 2017/01/16 15:11:30 347.38 69.68 687 5524 -524 129.14 2017/01/16 15:12:12 11.72 51.01 804 5503 -1288 130.50 2017/01/16 15:12:53 18.88 36.54 995 5483 -1720 132.35 2017/01/16 15:13:35 22.23 26.49 1225 5463 -1946 134.16 2017/01/16 15:14:17 24.21 19.28 1476 5442 -2069 135.78 2017/01/16 15:14:58 25.54 13.82 1739 5422 -2139 137.21 2017/01/16 15:15:40 26.52 9.47 2009 5402 -2180 138.46 2017/01/16 15:16:22 27.28 5.85 2283 5381 -2204 139.57 2017/01/16 15:17:03 27.91 2.74 2559 5361 -2218 140.56
Finally, here's AO-85's page on AMSAT: http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=4690
73 DE KD5RYO
What is libernil.net?
libernil.net is an island of pseudo-freedom. This project was established in order to pursue ideals of Free Software, Free Culture, ethically sourced hardware, self hosting, and sharing with others. Generally it consists of personal content, though some community resources reside here as well.
The name came from an old programming group and was repurposed. I would really like to find a new name!
Set in three physical locations: two in Northwest Arkansas, one (a VPS) in Sweden.
One recycled shuttle rig called “summernight”, one ThinkPenguin nano called “aprilshowers”, and a VPS known as “eremit”. Two or three inaccessible machines for backups and other automation.
Wireless access provided in the openwireless.org model at both US physical locations.
- Shell accounts
- wireless access
- IRC Bots
- Game servers
- pump.io and GNU Social instances
- mail server
- PBX with DID lines
- data service
Events and community
The community is very loosely organized and rarely operates under the name of the network, though we sometimes gather for events in the same location as the machines. In the past we’ve had a cryptoparty and I am trying to organize a FreeDOOM LAN party.
How to host your own services
- Acquire a machine, any machine! Could be a junk rig, an old laptop, or a fancy single board computer.
- Install your favorite distro or try freedombone/freedom box.
- Get a domain name with your favorite registrar.
- Get a static IP from your ISP if possible or go with Dynamic DNS
- Install Bind or set up your router to manage DNS.
- Invite some friends to play on your new server! Maybe have a party!
- Set up backup scripts.
Right out of my ~./podget/serverlist:
- http://thelinuxlink.net/tllts/tllts.rss TECH The Linux Link
- http://duffercast.org/feed/podcast/ CULTURE The Duffercast
- http://exworker.libsyn.com/rss/ SOCIETY The Ex-Worker
- http://hackerpublicradio.org/hpr_ogg_rss.php TECH Hacker Public Radio
- http://feeds.feedburner.com/thememorypalace/ STORIES The Memory Palace
- http://feeds.themoth.org/themothpodcast/ STORIES The Moth
- http://www.ourbattletech.com/feed/ GAMES Our BattleTech
- http://wfmu.org/podcast/FC.xml CULTURE WMFU Radio Free Culture
- http://hourofslack.libsyn.com/rss/ BOB Subgenius Hour of Slack
- http://feed.thisamericanlife.org/talpodcast NPR This American Life
- https://kpfa.org/program/puzzling-evidence/feed/ BOB Puzzling Evidence
- http://2600.com/otw-broadband.xml TWOSIXZEROZERO Off the Wall
- http://2600.com/oth-broadband.xml TWOSIXZEROZERO Off the Hook
- http://radioopensource.org/feed/ SOCIETY Open Source
- http://feed.loveandradio.org/loveplusradio STORIES Love and Radio
- http://feeds.podtrac.com/luI2ebVqX-WW TECH OReilly Hardware Podcast
- http://embedded.fm/?format=rss TECH EmbeddedFM
- podget - http://podget.sourceforge.net/
- podracer - http://podracer.sourceforge.net/
- gPodder - http://gpodder.org
I can supply my podgetrc upon request. It’s pretty basic.
Just a look at what I keep in my bag these days, though I forgot to mention my beloved Zojirushi thermos (SM-JA48-BA)!
Back after a year of HPR silence, I'll talk a little about how I like to spend my lunch breaks and how you can explore your workplace. Put down those tater tots, we're going on an adventure!
In this episode I'll give some information about my lunch history, ways you can maximise your time, gear you'll need to start short stealth/urban exploration, techniques for finding places to explore, and ways to handle being spotted.
If this goes well enough and the audio isn't too garbled, I'll record episodes for the "How I Got Into (GNU) Linux" series.
Here are a few links related to the episode. Note that I link to Amazon and Google. I don't necessarily condone or endorse either service, I just didn't know of any better sources for product information.
- My GNU Social account: firstname.lastname@example.org (https://status.libernil.net)
- My XMPP Address: email@example.com
- OpenStreetMap for finding locations: https://www.openstreetmap.org
- Google Maps if you're not concerned with Freedom: https://maps.google.com
- Outdoor Products Daypack: http://outdoorproducts.com/packable-day-pack/
- ChicoBag collapsible grocery bag: http://www.chicobag.com/category/original
- Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock: http://store.grandtrunkgoods.com/ultralight-travel-hammock1
Sample sit pads:
- GossamerGear SitLight: http://gossamergear.com/sleeping/sitlight-sit-pad-group.html
- Knee rest: http://amzn.to/1nt2hNX
- Stadium Cushion: http://amzn.to/1yyZGJU
- Foam Pad (can be cut): http://amzn.to/1nt2hNX
My contribution to the "What's in my Bag" series. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A little discourse about manual work and money saving. Contact me at email@example.com
After a deluge of e-mail asking me to follow up on the Week of Freedom podcast, I finally responded. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to talk Libre Software!
A quick dialog about my week of using only FLOSS
Modulus7 Pair Programming Interview: http://modulus7.com/7-bit-podcast-episode-pair-programming/
Pair Programming on the Portland Patterns Repository: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PairProgramming
Pair Programming at C2 (similar content): http://c2.com/xp/PairProgramming.html
Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming
XP Pair Programming Resources: http://www.extremeprogramming.org/rules/pair.html
GNU Screen: http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/
My Company: http://altbit.org
My Personal Site: http://hobbsc.sdf-us.org