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Linux in the Ham Shack Podcast in MP3 Format

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LHS Episode #253: JS8CALL Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to this episode of Linux in the Ham Shack! In our deep dive this time around, we take an in-depth look at the new weak-signal chat mode called JS8CALL, formerly FT8CALL. We explore the history and development of the mode, how it's currently being used, the team behind the project, the operation of the software and much more. Thank you for tuning in and thank you for supporting our program. 73 de The LHS Crew

50mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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LHS Episode #227: Hamvention 2018 Update 1

Welcome to the first day wrap-up of Hamvention 2018. We talk about the show, our experience and give you a look forward to Saturday's update. Thanks for listening and please check social media for information on when we'll being live streams from the show. 73 de The LHS Crew

17mins

19 May 2018

Rank #2

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LHS Episode #282: LHS Distribution Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode #282 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode: In preparation for Hamvention 2019, LHS has released a newer version of the LHS Ubuntu-based distribution. This distribution has updated software packages and custom PPAs. We go in depth into what's in the distribution, installation caveats, upgrade paths to the latest version of Ubuntu, desktop environment options and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope to see everyone in Ohio this May.73 de The LHS Crew

57mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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LHS Episode #262: RigPi Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 262 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we have a special guest, Howard Nurse, W6HN, a longtime amateur radio operator and open-source enthusiast. He has developed the RigPi Station Server, a Raspberry Pi-based hardware and software rig control and operation solution that will be manufactured and sold by MFJ Enterprises. We take an in-depth look at the platform, the underlying operating system, code, open hardware boards, upcoming amateur radio network solution and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy this deep dive episode. 73 de The LHS Crew

1hr 12mins

4 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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LHS Episode #318: The Weekender XXXIX

In this episode, the last episode of 2019, the hosts turn The Weekender into a roundtable free-for-all where fans of the show could join us on Mumble and talk about anything they wanted to. We touch on amateur radio, Linux, open source, sociology, thoughts about the past and the future and throw in a healthy dose of hedonism. Thank you to everyone who participated and who listens to our program. May you have a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new decade.73 de The LHS Crew

1hr 48mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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LHS Episode #310: DMR Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 310 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take an in-depth look at the world of Digital Mobile Radio, otherwise known as DMR. It's a topic that could take volumes or multiple episodes but the idea here is to give you enough information to understand the basics of the technology, acquire appropriate hardware and get on the air using digital FM. We hope that has been accomplished. Thank you for listening.73 de The LHS Crew

1hr 15mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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LHS Episode #235: Linux App Package Deep Dive

Greetings and many welcomes to Episode 235 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, your hosts take a relatively deep dive into some new methods for distributing software packages in Linux and potentially other operating systems. Specifically mentioned are snaps, appimage and flatpak as well as discussion of other information relevant to distributing and installing software on Linux systems. Hope you enjoy--and thank you for listening! 73 de The LHS Crew

54mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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LHS Episode #289: Linux Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode #289 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, LHS gets a visit from Jon "maddog" Hall, a legend in the open source and Linux communities. He discusses--well--Linux. Everything you ever wanted to know about Linux from its early macro computing roots all the way up to the present. If there's something you didn't know about Linux, you're going to find it here. Make sure to listen to the outtake after the outro for 30 more minutes on Linux you problem didn't know anything about. Thanks to Jon for an illuminating and fascinating episode.73 de The LHS Crew

1hr 35mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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LHS Episode #313: GridTracker Deep Dive

Welcome to Episode 313 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts talk with Stephen "Tag" Loomis, N0TTL, creator of the GridTracker project. We take an in-depth look at the software application, its configuration, utilization and all of the hidden features that you may be hearing about for the first time. It's well designed, well thought out and a triumph of what someone can do when they're motivated to create a great project. And it's free! Hope you enjoy.73 de The LHS Crew

1hr 32mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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LHS Episode #246: The Weekender XV

Welcome to the latest edition of the Linux in the Ham Shack Weekender! In this episode, we talk about upcoming amateur radio contests and special event stations, upcoming open source events, interesting Linux distributions to try, things to do with your ham shack and your weekend, including food, wine, beer, whiskey, music and more. Thank you for listening and hope you have a great couple of weeks. 73 de The LHS Crew

46mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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LHS Episode #309: The Weekender XXXVI

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.73 de The LHS Crew

42mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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LHS Episode #270: Logbook of the World Deep Dive

Welcome to the latest episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the ARRL application Logbook of the World. It's a logging application with two components: the online database and statistical analysis tools at the ARRL site and the TrustedQSL cross-platform application for managing certificates, encrypting and uploading QSO data and more. LHS takes a look at all of its features, caveats, uses and more. Thank you for listening.73 de The LHS Crew

1hr

5 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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LHS Episode #265: Live Q&A / 2018 in Review

Welcome to the final episode of 2018! In this episode, the hosts invited anyone to participate in a live Q&A and year-end wrap up. We explore the past, present and future of Linux in the Ham Shack, memories of news and important events of 2018 in the open source and amateur radio world and contemplate predictions for the future of life on planet Earth. Thank you for everyone who participated and we hope you enjoy this roundtable discussion. Happy holidays and all the best for 2019 from the LHS Crew.

1hr 55mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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LHS Episode #316: GridTracker Deep Dive Part 2

Welcome to the 316th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, we have Stephen "Tag" Loomis, N0TTL, back for a second episode on GridTracker. In this episode, the hosts discuss updates, additions and bug fixes to the application since the last time and then dive into its most complex and powerful feature, the Callable Roster. Then there is information about the myriad updates to statistical analysis that will be available in the next release. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode and your time using GridTracker.73 de The LHS Crew

1hr 24mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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LHS Episode #291: The Weekender XXX

It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.73 de The LHS Crew

46mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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LHS Episode #243: I’m Just a Bill

Welcome to the 243rd installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the Lone Host makes a valiant attempt at being three people. He tackles a range of great topics including PicoAPRS, the Tokyo Ham Fair, Mines on the Air, CPUs in low power mode, Steam, contesting, Klog and much more. Please send us feedback on the show; let us know what you like and what you don't. We're always trying to improve. And special thanks to Bill, NE4RD, for tackling this one alone. 73 de The LHS Crew

28mins

28 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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LHS Episode #266: #$%&! Net Neutrality

Welcome to the first episode of Linux in the Ham Shack for 2019. In this episode, the hosts discuss topics including the 2018 RTTY Roundup using FT-8, Cubesats and wideband receivers in space, the ORI at Hamcation, Wekcan, Raspberry Pi-based VPN servers, the LHS Linux distributions, CW trainers and much more. Thank you for listening and we hope you're having a wonderful new year so far.73 de The LHS Crew

36mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #17