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Brandmeister API - How to get the Last Heard from the API

Using the API and looking thru the documentation I can't find anywhere how to pull the LastHeard that is on the LastHeard pages. https://brandmeister.network/index.php?page=lh Docs https://api....
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What value goes in the AX.25 PID field if the Layer 3 protocol is not defined in the standard?

I am working on space-ground networking for a Cube Satellite, and one of our candidate Layer 2 protocols is AX.25. We haven't settled on a physical layer, but it's likely to be some form of quadrature-...
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Lack of understanding in the APRS specification for LoRa

I try to understand the APRS specification because I want to build my own APRS tracker. I took a look into this document and into this and into this project to get a better understanding. I also ...
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Is an Icom radio’s model ID info available via a CI-V command?

I have built a prototype device using an Arduino Nano Every which communicates (using CI-V commands) with Icom radios, to augment control of them. Currently I use the default addresses of the “target ...
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Yaesu FT817ND + (Bluetooth) CAT control + ESP32 microcontroller: reading SWR "programmatically"?

I am building a wireless control system for a magnetic loop antenna. The system uses an ESP32 microcontroller (that has Bluetooth and WiFi) that automatically drives the magloop capacitor by means of ...
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Looking for a Mic-E APRS encoding routine [closed]

I am looking for a Mic-E APRS encoding routine that is available for reuse in free and opensource software. I found many libraries and open source software offering Mic-E decoding, but never encoding. ...
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Keysight ADS User-Defined Models to AWR/Virtuoso

everyone! In ADS Keysight it is possible to create an item model - the so-called User-Defined Model. This is C++ code that describes the Y-matrix of the component. Is there the same possibility in AWR ...
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How to get the "real" number of samples coming in an sdr

so I am fairly new to this SDR and dsp thing, I am working on a project that calculates the ppm and adjusts the offset, now I kinda got the idea of how to calculate the ppm after going through the ...
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Problem with sample rate

So I am working on a project that involves me to check real time difference between samples.I am fairly new to this so after a bit of researching I wrote a simple python script for it, here is the ...
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Not able to understand some operations in rtlsdr library in python

Here is the part of the program I am having problems with: samples = sdr.read_samples(16*1024) power, _ = mlab.psd(samples, NFFT=1024, Fs=sdr.sample_rate /1e6) ...
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How do I write a modem for DireWolf?

I was looking at the selection of modem bauds for DireWolf and it seems the highest baud modem is 9600 baud, and I am using a sound card that can reach 48 khz. Is there any way that I can write a ...
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Sending custom EWS over DAB+ with a HackRF One

Disclaimer: I'm aware of legal issues regarding EWS! Rest assured that there is no need for concern as this is a small-scale, proof of concept done in a controlled enviroment! Greetings! I'm trying to ...
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Calculating satellite passes without an internet tracker?

Situation: You want to know when a satellite will pass in order to receive an image transmission or to work an amateur satellite. However, you cannot access internet for whatever reason, and ...
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What is the format of Yaesu FT3D's QSOPCTDIR.dat and QSOPCTFAT.dat files?

The Yaesu FT3D can send photos, but only if taken with the optional external mic that has a camera. I want to be able to send photos that come from elsewhere, by putting them on the SD card. But it ...
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2GFSK digital filter bandwidth calculation

I'm working on a S2LP from ST and I am configuring the RX digital filter. I need to calculate the bandwidth of the signal which has 2GFSK modulation. Do you think the code below is correct for ...
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Is there an FT8 or other weak-signal digital mode specification available?

Is there a complete and programming language independent specification available for the FT8 digital mode? Detailed enough to implement both transmit and receive SDR software from scratch in two ...
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How do blind hams operate?

In an earlier question, there seemed to be some surprise when I (indirectly) asked about radio modes accessible to a blind operator. First question: So how do blind hams operate? If I were to be ...
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Turning raw APT data into an image

I apologize if this question is a little out of scope for the amateur radio stack exchange but I feel like it fit better here than over in any other forum. I have successfully parsed raw PCM data out ...
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How link between gnuradio and baudline?

I want to create a sink block in GNU Radio which transfers the signal to baudline. My purpose is viewing SDR's received signal online. How should I program this block?
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Looking for a formula used by VE6YP trap calculator

I wonder whether the source code of VE6YP (Tony Field) coaxtrap design program (link 1, link 2) was ever published or described. As a Mac user I'm having little difficulties using this software and I ...
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How to trim out background noise GRC

I am creating a radio receiver to pick up "walkie talkie" chatter. success it works fine! I can hear people when they speak on the radio, the only problem i am having is that when no one is speaking ...
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GNU Radio code and data type conversion

I am a GNU Radio beginner, and I use the following code to make the block's output-port output a pmt data: ...
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USRP: Are RX and TX on the same or different channel for single daughterboard?

I've got a USRP X310, currently with just one daughterboard, a WBX-120. I'm writing some C which needs to operate the radio full duplex - I receive on RF A RX2 and transmit on RF A TX/RX. But I'm ...
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How to process signals captured using a SDR?

I saw that Oona Räisänen uses C and Perl to process digital signals: https://github.com/windytan So I was wondering if there is any book (or ebook) about how to use programming to process digital ...
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Is it possible to generate rf by directly programming a pc parallel port?

From what info I've found, it seems a pc parport has a max speed of ~2meg /sec ? So transmission on medium wave, to ~160 meters should be possible ? With antenna than possibly a small wire, I ...
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Does LOTW have an interface document?

I want to be able to sign my own LOTW entries, without using the provided library (My application is pure Java). Is there a document that explains in enough detail how to do this, assuming of course ...