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    On a related note, the Novena open-hardware laptop just hit all their stretch goals, which means they’re including SDR boards with the laptops now: http://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop

    Feel like this is a rabbit hole that could go pretty deep, but I’m tempted to dive in.

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      I have one of the prototype Novena boards. Very very well designed. I’m really excited about them shipping SDRs, more radios in more hands, always a good thing.

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      AG6PO - Extra class

      I’m a recent electrical engineering masters graduate and was the President for a year and a half of the Carnegie Tech Radio Club which just celebrated a century of being a student club. Also we just founded another student club at Carnegie Mellon’s California campus. So yes! Definitely still a very active activity.

      Codec2 is a very interesting digital voice mode which is becoming more prevalent. Now if only we could get open source digital UHF/VHF handheld/mobile voice. It’ll come! http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=452

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        KA6FDD here (but inactive). QST

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          KB1-MSO, quite inactive, indeed, I got my license while a freshman in college and had no money to pursue the hobby. I should get back into things…

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            KC0RCP here, inactive but I still have some HT radios lying around. It was instrumental in building my technical knowledge and interests; in high school, I had a lot of fun trying to work satellites with scrounged together parts and antenna build from photocopied schematics and diagrams. I learned a lot about the science behind it and important lessons about engineering from it. The reasons I went inactive are time constraints (lots of other technical things to learn) and the fact that many radio conversations seem to centre around radio (gets old fast).

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              KC2DQN here. Somewhat inactive recently, except for volunteering and community service work.

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                KD0WKW here!

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                  SIM31 is a digital mode that is similar in many ways to PSK31, but has forward error correction.

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                    My city has live tracking of buses and I wanted to build a small device to pick up ham radio signals to grab the updates. Haven’t found anyone willing to help out unfortunately.