Episode 40 Basic D-Rats Show Notes
00:53 Intro: It’s Christmas time in North Texas.
01:53 Feedback: None!
Announcements: Check out Linux in the Ham Shack. www.lhsinfo.org
Donations: Thanks to everyone for buying through the Amazon link. Amazon kicks back a small percentage to the show as credit, so it’s not quite the same as cash, but it does help. By donating through the Donate link, it will help defray the server fees and other expenses.
Dayton 2010: Richard and Russ are trying to raise funds for a booth at Dayton, 2010. If you’d like to help, drop a few dollars at the Donate link on Linux in the Ham Shack. Watch for Richard at the local (N. Texas) hamfests, too.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to everyone.
09:01 Song: “A Christmas Prelude” by the US Air Force Band Of Mid America, from the album “A Musical Christmas”
12:07 Topic: D-Star and digital modes. Richard is setting up a D-RATS reflector. http://www.d-rats.com/, aka a Ratflector. Richard is using an Icom ID-800 http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/mobile/id880h/default.aspx, but it works with the DV dongle, too. www.dvdongle.com At this point, he has the computer (running Linux), radio, and cables, and is in the process of testing things.
39:13 Song: “Christmast Pathetique” by Michael Allen Harrison, from the album “Enchanted Christmas Volume Three”
45:08 Conclusion: Send feedback about the D-RATS/D-STAR project. An upcoming project will be the mobile installation of a Kenwood TS-50.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year!
51:37 Song: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby from the album “Bing Crosby Christmas”
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