Update on WebSDR

It's been a long time, since I've written here. I knew it was a doomed idea to make a blog.
So here are some updates on the WebSDR.

WebSDR moved to new address, where I've prepared more WebSDRs for you to listen to.
You will find them on varna.radio. I will finish the site one day... :)
There is also a database with all the repeaters in Bulgaria too. Me and LZ2DMV are maintaning the DB. It is hosted on the same site.
You will find the database and the JS library which will help you with the DB also there.

For some time, I'm trying to make use of my free time, by contributing to OpenWebRX+ project, maintained by Marat. I've integrated Leaflet with OpenStreetMaps to the project and I'm making the docker images and the RPi images. I'm also preparing an automated environment for building these images, as for the Debian (x86-64, armv7 and arm64) packages, which are published on debian and ububtu repos of the project.
You can read of how to install it here, or you can use my docker images or the Raspberry Pi images.

The WebSDR was upgraded too. I've replaced the RPi 4 with a TinyPC.
A Lenovo with Intel Core-i5 and 4GB RAM.
I needed more CPU power to be able to run all the background decoders.
There are 3x RTL-SDR dongles and 1x RSP1 (original) receiver. One of the RTL dongles is for ADS-B reception only, because it has amplifier and filters for 1090mhz.
The main RTL is coupled with Diamond X-300, the second RTL is coupled with Diamond X-50 and the ADS-B is with a home made antenna for 1090mhz. The SDRPlay RSP1 is coupled with Comet Discone DS-150S, which allows it to listen to the HF.

Now, let's see if it takes another 2 years to drop a line on this blog.

73, de LZ2SLL

WebSDR in Varna, Bulgaria

I've started a WebSDR with RTL USB dongle and Diamond X-300 Antenna, based on OpenWebRX and running on RPi4. Hopefully it will be useful to other HAMs in the area (Varna, Bulgaria).
I've also made a patched Docker image, based on the official (latest) OpenWebRX Docker image, enabling the (now) disabled Digital codecs like DMR and D-Star. You can install it from Docker hub or build it yourself from my sources. In the sources you will find how to install the image.

Amateur Radio License

On 13.09.2021 I passed the exam for radio amateur and today I got my license with the call sign LZ2SLL.
So, there is one more way to contact me. ;)
I'm planing to create a web page with some information about Amateur Radio (HAM) in Bulgaria.

New Site

It's been 10 years or so...
Eventually I've decided to make a new site.
Mostly because I had to move to a new server.
The old one served a good 7 years and 9 months without even a single problem.
No reboots, no power failures, no hardware failures, nothing... Just updates... Not to the kernel and PVE (Proxmox Virtual Environment) obviously.
But there was more.
The old site was a Perl CGI script, which I've wrote many years ago and haven't touched since then. If it works, don't break it. And on the new server I'm running Nginx, so I was too lazy to do the fastcgi/fcgiwrap configuration only to run my old site.
For long time now, I wanted to use something simple for the site. To ease me as much as possible.
So I ended up with Zola. A static site generator, which seems to be what I need. Simple and yet advanced enough.
And in the end, I found that I can easily put the site in CloudFlare Pages... so it turns out I dont need my server for that either.

Here is an uptime, which is not seen everyday.