Category Archives: Tech

Linux SDR APRS IGate setup

Ok… Firstly, there are many guides to doing this already on the internet, but most of the use a Raspberry Pi. I’m not using one, for reasons that will be made clear later.

Secondly, I couldn’t find any one of the guides that did exactly what we wanted.

Before you read all this rubbish, it is important that to use it you will need an Amateur Radio License and Callsign, and and APRS-IS Passcode. If you don’t have them, then go and get them before continuing.

So, with that in mind…

On with the motley

APRSdroid without a radio

If you are getting started with APRS, then the easiest was will be to do it on your Smartphone. This post is only about using Android phones, obviously. The clue is the “droid” part of APRSdroid.

NOTE: for this you WILL require an Amateur Radio License and Callsign. If you do not have a Callsign, then I suggest you just watch what is going on on the APRS.FI website.

So you’ve got that this isn’t about iPhones?

Finding out who of your Facebook “Friends” like something objectionable

To be honest, we all have those Facebook “friends” that we only keep linked to because either we have to work with them, are distantly related to them. or don’t trust them and think they need to be kept an eye on.

So, how can you see how deeply reprehensible they are? Well one was is to check your Friends list for dodgy page likes. You really don’t want to go down this rabbit hole