Fix Anytone

I was alerted to a problem with the Anytone mirrors. I implemented a fix. This post is mostly to trigger the githooks that make it live.

AllStar Gone

I have taken the AllStar node offline. This is more my rejection of SBCs as a valid platform. I am on a mission to rid my network of all the under-powered SBCs and put them where they belong; in the trash.

Software Dev Terminated

I have decided to stop any and all development of ham-related software.

I will leave Log4OM up. That’s it. The dev there has been very kind to me.

I will not be picking up development. If you want to continue, you can buy my code.

GoodBye PiStar

I have taken the PiStar page offline; because I have taken my PiStar offline.

The story is long…but the short version is I cannot in good conscious continue to use a product where I do not support the developers. The Pi-Star devs alienated me a long time ago when they closed the doors on the idea of being open.

I had some hope for the W0CHP project; but they are just as self-centered egotistical our-way pricks as the Pi-Star crew.

This currently means the two primary ways of using MMDVM hotspots are developed by people who should not be involved in ham radio. I kept hearing about openness…people kept screaming about proprietary software.

Well…this hobby is not open. All the software projects are closed. No one wants help.

In short…I am questioning the entire idea of radio.

Fuck The ARRL

It seems the ARRL doesn’t want to keep the non-profit side separate from the profit side. By directly retaliating this way; they are saying the two operate as the same entity.

If your non-profit acts on behalf of your for-profit; then you’re defrauding your non-profit status.

It is time the old-guard get audited. The ARRL is not acting on behalf of the amateur community.