W0RMT Amateur Radio

  • Inclusivity in Amateur Radio

    Recently, my ARRL membership was up for renewal. I thought about it for a long time, and finally decided to renew so that I could have a (very small) voice in the way the League is operating these days. There have been many recent criticisms of the ARRL. The one that I have chosen to…

  • FFWN Weekend Plans

    Here are the responses to the #FediFridayWinlinkNet question from 05/03/2024: What are your #hamradio weekend plans?

  • LoRa APRS Config Files

    A couple of folks have asked for my configuration files for my LoRa APRS trackers and i-gates, so I thought I would just share them in a follow-up post. Be sure to read my first and second LoRa APRS posts. Here is my tracker_config.json file: And here is my igate_conf.json file: In each case you…

  • FFWN Most Memorable QSOs

    For the FediFridayWinlinkNet on 04/12/2024, the prompt of the week was to describe your most memorable QSO. Here are some of the responses.

  • More on LoRa APRS

    I’ve been experimenting with and using LoRa APRS for a couple of weeks now. Here is the first post I wrote about getting started with it. If you haven’t read that one yet, I suggest you start there. I’ve also been trying to learn a bit more about the LoRa modulation (or “Frequency Shift Chirp…

  • LoRa APRS

    A local amateur operator (WB5PJB Gary) reached out to me recenty to see if I wanted to get involved using LoRa APRS on 433 MHz. Gary and I used to talk quit a bit years ago when were experimenting with D-STAR and D-RATS file transfers, but we had never met in person. I had played…

  • #FFWN Goals for 2024

    I’m re-posting this from the 22 December 2023 FediFridayWinlinkNet so we can refer to it later and reflect on our stated goals. What are your ham radio goals for 2024?

North Cascades Mountains looking south from Command 1 repeater on the Sourdough Fire, 2023.
North Cascades Mountains looking south from Command 1 repeater on Ruby Mt, Sourdough Fire, 2023

Have ideas or questions?