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Automatically transcribing digital radio

I’ve recently been using DSD FME to decode Silke Communication’s FleetNet Network radio traffic around me. After some configuration effort it’s working well, but I realized one of the things I’ve really appreciated about the past decade is the slow migration to asynchronous communications (email, messages, etc.) instead of voice calls or in-person meetings that interrupt whatever I’m doing. I don’t want to actually listen to the radio traffic, rather, I’d like to skim it, preferably visually, after-the-fact to see if anything interesting happened.

Setting up a Yaesu FTDX-3000 with FT8 on OS X

There are plenty of walkthroughs online about setting up FT8 on the DX-3000 with Windows but I didn’t find any for OS X. So, here we are. I’m using the USB interface.

Retiring the Hera library

Thirteen years ago I wrote a library called Hera to make expiring content on Zeus Traffic Managers easier. It was on PyPi but never super popular and the maintainers of Hera Workflow got in touch with me about taking over the namespace. I don’t use the library anymore so it was easy to give up the name. If you do need the library you can find it on GitHub.

Starting a dashboard for openHAB data

In this post I’ll set up the software needed to store data from openHAB and display it on a dashboard. I’ll use a z-wave thermostat I have already set up on my network, and I’ll add Grafana and InfluxDB.

Trying Mozilla's Things Gateway

Spoiler: It doesn’t yet support my hardware and I didn’t get it working, but I’m posting anyway because it’s ok to fail. :)