Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wetnet Brunch Report 19-Sept-2015

Brunch is always great fun - even if they had no Banana Creme Pie this week.

WSJT-X now has an auto-qso mode.   What took them so long?

Good to see our wandering ski board friend on his seemingly annual visit.

MonWyDaHoTa - no, I haven't figured out what that means either.

Learned of the Gamma Research power supply.   Special feature is that it uses capacitor technology to supply the peak current needed for a 100 W SSB or CW transceiver - but runs with much lower rated full duty cycle construction. Pricey but a small size.

I shared that both of the Elecraft K3S stations at Summer Gathering were using the recommended PowerWRX 12V SS-30DV supply.  It has a small size and built in power pole connectors.   Should be a lot lighter in a Go Box than a 7 A or 12 A Astron.

I brought the Dash Cam I picked up a few months ago to try and get working.  Ren shared the well done Dash Cam reviews at Techmoan.   (No - I didn't get mine working.  It keeps power cycling like it's not getting enough current.  Time to RTFM.)

The "Periscope" streaming video AP was demo'd.

It's possible to Screen share (VNC) between Mac devices - but what about Airplay screen casting?  We experimented.  No definitive answer yet.
(Update de Jeremy:  You want to use Airplay to stream your screen to someone else’s monitor?  Try Airserver:  I’ve used it a couple of times to use a Mac laptop instead of an AppleTV off of my iPad.)

For your notes - the magic code at Jimmy Jacks is :  J..J..sGu..1

Bob has a new 820T2 RTL SDR dongle running and is now a master of signal scoping.   He claims he can't decode the 9600 APRS UHF packets by sight but I'm not sure I believe him.

It does appear that SDR#, the main SDR dongle software, is indeed supported and hosted by the Airplay folks at their site.  Many have websites on how to get started but it's still confusing and not straight forward.


Bill, WA7NWP

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