[Hpr] 2nd try: Amateur round table - how to proceed?

Michael mirwi at binary-kitchen.de
Fri Mar 31 01:45:10 PDT 2017


do I have problems with my mail, or is it true that there has not been 
any reaction on my previous message?
Are we done with it already?


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Subject: 	Amateur round table - how to proceed?
Date: 	Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:12:55 +0100
From: 	Michael <mirwi at binary-kitchen.de>
To: 	hpr at hackerpublicradio.org

Hi folks,

the first round table episode is out since about two weeks and it seems
like a good time to plan the next steps.

I propose to keep using the etherpad here
https://etherpad.net/p/HPR-HAM-RT for coordination and show note
preparation. Shall we delete the old content that made it into official
show notes and just keep the link?

The intention was to have a more Europe friendly recording time for the
next one. Would any of the people willing to participate please come up
with a suitable proposal? (Put it in the pad please in addition.)

Regarding the general schedule. With the current fill state of the show
queue and hoping that the higher bias level can be maintained, the
sequence of scheduling - recording - finding a free slot - waiting for
feed back after it is out - scheduling the next recording .... might
stretch things out unnecessarily. The question is, are we yet prepared
to make this a regular show? Are we willing to commit to a more
predictable scheduling? I'm thinking of reserving a show slot every two
month and targeting recording in the middle in between. That would leave
enough room for comments to trickle in until the next recording as well
as allow some processing time after that. What do you think?

How about occasionally including a "decoding challenge"? Some short text
that is encoded in a digital mode or some other form and listeners can
have a take on decoding it. I have confirmation that support on the HPR
site for such riddles, where correct entries could be recorded and
counted, is basically possible. So do we want that?

In whatever way the round table will develop, even if it became a very
relaxed rag chewing event, I'd like to see it trigger all sorts of
individual shows on HAM related topics.
I further suggest that someone start a new series: What's in my shack.
This could be a cool entry point for any radio amateur to start
contributing to HPR. Just tell us about the gear you have in your shack,
what you do with it, how it developed over time, .... If there are
individual (home brew / modified / ... ) pieces with their own story -
you have a follow up show right there!

Now let's try to not loose the positive momentum I felt we had after the
first recording and get the wheel spinning further...

Michael (DL4MGM, mirwi)

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