Tagged: Amateur Radio, BPQ32, LinBPQ, Packet Radio, qtsoundmodem
QtSoundModem: Configuration Examples
New #PacketRadio documents created: BPQ32 QtSoundModem KISS Port Setup BPQ32 QtSoundModem AGWPE/UZ7HO Port Setup Pros/Cons listed within.
Categories: Red’s Amateur Radio BlogTagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, VARA, VARA HF
Linux: Latency Mitigation
New documents published to help mitigate latency induced issues for Linux users.
VARA HF & Latency Issues With RPI4 Gateways
We found a problem with RPI4-to-RPI4 VARA HF connection establishment and have found the solution.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Packet Radio, VARA, ARDOP, QRG
“New” 10m band NET10 QRG
We have coordinated a thing
Tagged: Amateur Radio, APRS, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio
BPQ32 Recommended 40m APRS Setup
A quick rundown of recommended BPQ32 APRS settings for use on HF frequencies.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Packet Radio, LinBPQ, Linux, VARA HF, VARA, Hacker News
Hacker News – Via Shortwave Radio
This is a full length demonstration showing a 900km link beyond line of sight. Using robust narrowband data transport bouncing off the ionosphere to access the Hacker News website as well as pull an article across the link. The link is bidirectional and interactive. Using 500hz bandwidth. Later in the demonstration the same data is…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Packet Radio, qtsoundmodem, VARA HF, VARA, ARDOP, Pactor, UZ7HO
Packet Radio / QRG Update
This update does not affect anyone using 14.105 LSB with a standard old fashioned TNC. For those operating on the USB QRG, we have recently had to alter the QRG dial frequency slightly up and compensate by moving one of the modem tone pairs down 100hz in order to put sufficient spacing between the multimode…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Licensing, Restrictions, Ukraine
Ham Radio Usage in Ukraine War Clarified
The explanation (English) has been kindly provided by Reddit user /u/Maksym_Kozub. The information below is in his own words, verbatim minus a few formatting edits for readability.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, Raspberry Pi, VARA, VARA HF
New RPI4 Image Available
My first RPI image has been created to flash an SDCard which will boot a RPI4 into a bank of TNCs – ARDOP, Packet and VARA for use simultaneously. With huge thanks to the WheezyE Winelink project for the integration of VARA on Linux, this image includes all the setup tweaks to get them all…
KickTNC.sh – Raspberry Pi & VARA HF TNC Stabilization
A couple of iterations later and a new setup has evolved to help poke VARA TNC back to life while running inside the box86 emulator. On occasion, the TNC can lose its TCP connection ports and become virtually undetectable. The full scripts and documentation have been published in the Packet Radio section of the site…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Bash, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, Raspberry Pi, SystemD, TNC, VARA, VARA HF
VARAWatch – Wine & Box86 Socket-loss Workaround
The VARA process running within the Wine & box86 emulator environment on the Raspberry Pi4 has a slight issue when VARA TNC dies or is terminated manually or restarted via systemd- this is a workaround for it.
LinBPQ: portfreq – FREQS Node Command
New how-to article: setting up a new node command to provide the current radio frequencies of all ports to a node user
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Packet Radio
Where to find Packet on 10 meter band (EU)
New article providing information about the experimental 10 meter band setup for multimode (VARA/ARDOP/Packet AX300+FX25) operation
Running Interactive External Scripts as an Application in LinBPQ
New article demonstration how to add your own external application to the node with a simple Node Search application provided as an example.
VARA, ARDOP and QtSoundModem as System Services
New article – making the setup run smoothly by leveraging the power of systemd process management to monitor and control the various TNCs with remote provisioning of their interfaces for convenient visual monitoring.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, PTT, VARA, VARA HF
BPQ32 Rig Control – VOX and/or CAT PTT
An additional segment for the VARA and native Linux TNC modem tutorial focusing on getting them working together on a single audio interface as well as control the radio PTT keying simultaneously across all TNCs
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, Linux, Packet Radio, rSyslogd, Syslog, VARA, VARA HF
RPI4: VARA & Syslog
New Article: Leveraging the native Linux rsyslogd to monitor the VARA TNC
RPI4 Trifecta: VARA, Packet & ARDOP – One Audio Interface
A major new development for anyone interested in running a Raspberry Pi4 with VARA, ARDOP and Packet modem QtSoundModem together on a single audio interface. The last hurdle standing between a full Linux integration of the popular and extremely powerful but Windows-only x86 application VARA on very low power ARM architecture has now been crossed…
Categories: Amiga Blogs, Red’s Studio BlogTagged: Amiga, Amiga Format, Commodore, Commodore Amiga
A quick dive head first into some of the worst music ever composed here, all for science of course. It began with an Amiga for Christmas.
Categories: Red’s Music
New Cover Art: X My Pi
Tagged: Artworks, Candy Hansen, Citizen Science, Documentary, Jupiter, NASA, NASA Juno, Photography, Science, Videos
Three Blue Globes
How getting involved with a NASA Citizen Science project created a swathe of artwork featured in the official NASA Juno Mission documentary.
The Butterfly Effect
How helping others through the medium of music can have drastic impacts on one’s own path to recovery.
Grand Theft Lumber: Early Chronicles of the GTA Adventure Community
The trials and tribulations of easy to miss but hard to avoid trees in the game “GTA V” – a collaboration of epic proportions.
Tagged: Copyright, Meow Meow Meow, Reddit, Roblox
Find The Cats
This is a long one.
QtTermTCP Setup Tutorial
A new video tutorial providing a visual guide to setting up QtTermTCP for use with BPQ32 Node suite.
Update 2021: Eindhoven Airport Building Collapse
History This story has quite a few development updates, catch up on the previous posts below: Fully Operational The brand new, fully rebuilt multipurpose building as it stands today.
Tagged: Charity, Midland Owl Rescue, NewsPaper, Owls
The Midland Owl Rescue
Well howdy doody. You must do something about that Charles Bronson/Mikado photo.. doesn’t go with the music. Was just playing your cd and thought it about time we said hi. Luv to you both The Midland Owl Rescue Back in my teens, I spent quite a lot of my time volunteering for the husband-and-wife run…
Categories: AntennasTagged: Amateur Radio, Antennas, Shortwave
The Vector 4000 Antenna
Preface This began as a journal blog entry just about a newly acquired antenna however I have expanded it to include some backstory about the early days of my youth before I became a fully licensed radio amateur, a little bit of my life from the age 14 and up. I hope you enjoy the…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Ionosphere, Propagation, Science, Solar Cycle, Solar Physics, Space, Space Weather, Sporadic E
Sporadic E Propagation
A short write up about the “sporadic E” ionospheric phenomenon.
Tagged: Amiga, Amiga Format, Commodore, Pagan Games, Press
The Pagan Games Saga
Reflections on the time when Pagan Games got in touch via snail mail responding to one of my hidden texts buried inside an Amiga module.
Update 2020: Eindhoven Airport Building Collapse
History The Update The speculation made initially by the early investigators citing the the probable cause as material failure was completely wrong.After a thorough forensic investigation by the Dutch Safety Board, the actual fault was found and the origin of the fault that caused the collapse was due to an error made by the construction…
Tagged: Mars, Mars Insight, Space, Videos, Winter Bynes, Wintje
Mars Insight: 3D Seismology With Just ONE Seismometer
How participating in a simple live stream made the Mars Insight team’s day, and who is this Winter anyway?
The Jovian Generation
In The Beginning Not too far away is a place called Cefn Bryn, a part of the beautiful Gower peninsula, upon this hill along with the wild horses and sheep is an ancient burial site adorned with a gigantic stone locally known as Arthur’s Stone. The piece of music paired with the time-lapse of this…
NewAgeMusic.guide: Hanami Nights
“ “Hanami Nights” is a delightful and positive piece, perfect for warm summer afternoons. When you hit play, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for the replay button. “Hanami Nights” is like a cherry blossom that never goes out of bloom…”
Asteroid Bennu & The MicroGNeXT Project
How a short but invested interaction with a New York University resulted in a group project getting the VIP treatment at NASA’s Houston-based Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
“Origins” by RedHeat is a fresh, bold and innovative release, perfect for stargazing, dreaming and thinking.
Update 2018: Eindhoven Airport Building Collapse
History An update to this post about the partial building collapse at Eindhoven Airport (2016). Update 2018 The partially collapsed building has now been completely torn down and another, bigger building exactly the same building but without the epic construction fault has been scheduled to be constructed in its place with an estimated completion date…
Categories: Demoscene Blogs, Red’s Art Blogs
How involvement with a NASA Citizen Science project inspired a technologically focused musical space opera, subsequently released into the Demoscene.
The NASA Juno Win
How an innocuous scribble ended up in the headquarters of the largest rocket launching company in the world, Colorado USA
Blog – Eindhoven Airport Building Collapse
History This story has been updated with several new blog posts with new developments. During the time we spent at the airport there had also been the construction of a new multipurpose building that included several stories of car parking. The building was almost complete and ready to open when a large portion of it…
How weeks of exposure therapy and early iPhone long exposure experiments helped illuminate the local airport.
Categories: Amiga Blogs, Demoscene Blogs, Red’s Studio BlogTagged: Amiga, Commodore Amiga, Demoscene
The Mod Archive
Reflections on my time spent building and supporting the now prestigious archive of music from the tracked music era.
Tagged: Artworks, Asteroid Bennu, New Age, Tubular Bells, Videos
Tubular Bells III: iPad Pro Test Drive
How taking the first Apple iPad Pro on a test drive took a turn for the tubular.
Tagged: Adventure, Masterpiece, New Age, Orchestrals
CTGMusic.com: Escape from Marwinia
“It’s really something, and it keeps you right there at the end of your seat. Trust me, music was made for telling stories, and redheat shows he is a master of his game. ”
Tagged: Adventure, Masterpiece, New Age, Orchestrals, Review
“There are quite a few chapters to this tale of discovery, and each one is different, telling a wonderful story from setting out to sail, to beautiful nights under stars (at least thats where ‘calm waters’ takes me too!) , to ravaging storms, to finally finding the promised land…. ”
Outer Circle Dance Edition Released!
Hurray!Finally got the mix done and now available for download 🙂The dance edition is a totally new piece of music, but with some of the lyrics from the newage-ish original “Outer Circle Vocal” version resung, rerecorded and written into this piece specifically. Big thanks must go to Pricilla Hernandez (Yidneth) for taking time to re-do…
Outer Circle “Dance Remix” (beta preview)
This is a bit of an experiment with composing in the Trance/Dance genre… WITH vocals hehe… So, if you’re interested, it’s on the download links area, Outer Circle (Vocal, Dance). Please note that this is probably a one-off as I don’t particualy find this style of music challenging or as stimulating as the other stuff…
Sonicsoundscapes Dot Com Launched
http://www.sonicsoundscapes.com has been launched. You may have noticed the web address already while browsing the site! The red-heat.com domain will still continue to service this website, but the new domain sounds kinda cool doesn’t it? 🙂 I’ve almost finished adding all of my downloadable content to my hosting area, that means I’ve added three links…
New RedHeat Download Area Available
The new download area is now available!!! The new hosting arrangement is kickass in comparisson to the old freely hosted one. Downloads & layout from this site are fast, clean and tidy, you will find the site HERE. Remember, your downloads are for FREE!🙂 Not all of the files are there yet, but more will…
What sort of music does RedHeat do?
To be specific is quite difficult, but I will try nonetheless. I’ve also named a few songs for references. The styles I have composed songs in are: Newage (Kyria, Dreams are Forever, Red Reflections)Symphonic Electronica (Time Out, Starlight)Melodic Trance (The Journey Beyond)Epic Film Instrumental (Retrospecitve)Orchestral (The Summit)Ballad (What If?)Down Tempo (Crying Out) Errr…. there’s a…
Red Bottles – Release!
Red Bottles!. Short. Sweet and cute to the core dance music! Available here: Red Bottles!
Tagged: Meow Meow Meow
Meow Meow Meow at Nr.1 on Cute Trance Girls
It’s true! Meow Meow Meow was at number 1 on CTG Music for at least a WHOLE week, ain’t that something?! It even got a few really good reviews (lol) Shame it didn’t last that long but it really goes to show that Meow Meow Meow, although quite silly, is quite popular! I’m chuffed thats…
Downloads Disaster – MP3.com.au Files Corrupted
The RedHeat MP3 files on mp3.com.au have been removed due to corruption through a hardware failure at their location. If you recently managed to download any of the RedHeat music from there, chances are it is someone elses music as the hardware failure caused a massive mixup. I’m already busy arranging a non-free hosting site,…
Chickens are Ugly
This week, I have mostly been eating sour garage doors. Today’s important topic of importance it that fact that it’s quite important to let lesser important people know how important it is to keep the greater important things in life… well, important! Eitherway when you look at it the whole kaboodle of getting up in…
Has RedHeat worked with other artists?
The short answer is yes! Vocals, Lyrical arrangements It is really quite in it’s infancy, but the one area of music where I am testing the water with is vocal music, music with custom written lyrics. I have had a few attempts so far at a reasonable vocal track with Pricilla Hernandez, however dispite her…
Like Many, Red Bottles.
A short, cute tune.
Tagged: New Age, Piano, Progressive
New Composition: Sudden Uplift
It’s 1999 and the new digital sample has arrived in the studio- things are about to get out…of hand.
Categories: Amiga Blogs, RedTagged: Amiga, Amiga Blog, Commodore Amiga, Demoscene
A Slip-Networked Amiga Ethernet Gateway
AmiTCP 4.2 Setup – SLIP connection A1200 Side Install AmiTCP 4.2, run the configuration and make sure you create a login (usually does that automatically and asks you for a new password). A quick guide to a part of the initial installation/config should go like this:Proceed into the InstallationNote: On initial Installations it may first…