My homelab was getting rather messy, and I had spare 1U devices not doing anything.
Felt like adding even more complexity to my NOAA satellite system: Composite images.
At the moment I’m just putting the following code into my render computer:
wxproj -p cylindrical /tmp/$image /tmp/$proj
And then manually aligning everything in GIMP with moderate success.
So I’ve been putting off this post for a bit just because I don’t have a lot to say. My birthday is on the 8th of February and it just so happened this was listed on the club buy&sell on the 5th of February. As I was looking at buying an IC-7300 or TS-590SG in the near future, getting a fully featured 100W SDR for significantly less was just too good an opportunity to give up.
A new toy arrived in the mail, a very well kept Motorola MCS2000 I bought for $20 (shipping included) on ebay at the beginning of the month.
Then looking around I found this post by user “wildcat” on communications.support about a P25 UHF ham repeater, VA7LNK/R.
There is one UHF P25 ham repeater located on Burnaby Mountain which covers the Greater Vancouver metro area. The repeater is configured in mixed mode. Not much activity on there in the last few years, many have moved to other modes like DMR.
442.200 MHz +5MHz
T110.9 / NAC293
Well I’m now quite tempted to give this whole thing a try. But its December so I’m already spending $$dosh$$ on other people.
So one of the things that has been plaguing me is RF noise of my own doing.
I bought an unlabeled, unbranded Chinese Wifi Access Point off ebay.
I’ve solved my problems… Well, there are still green clouds…
Haven’t made a post in a while, thought I’d do something about that.
So I’ve recently got back into dabbling with NOAA satellites, to that end I’ve setup a test antenna in my bedroom. Initially I was running a Cat5 network cable to it since I wanted to stream I/Q data to my PC and decode there, but it made having to leave my room a bit of a chore so away went that plan. The new plan is to perform everything locally on the Pi itself.