My Nextion 2.4" DMR Last Heard Dashboard

I created a simple last-heard-dashboard for my small Nextion screen. It currently shows the used slot, its origin (like Network or RF), the callsign and the used talkgroup.

Get DMRIDs Via Command Line

This is a quick workaround to retrieve a DMRID on console or terminal. This comes in handy when you don’t have a browser window open or not even a graphical setup running. The script uses w3m to retrieve website content from It’s also usable when piping its output to a file.

APRS With The Hytera Pd785g And It's New Firmware v9

The short way of how I did this setup because it is a bit different than the ones that I’ve seen for the older firmware version V8.

Hs Dual Hat With PiStar v4

This is a MMDVM_HS_Dual_Hat hotspot in duplex mode with DMRGateway and an actual Pi-Star image. In this setup I use DMR+_IPSC2-OE-DMO and BM_Germany_2622 as master servers. I also use DAPNET and PiStar Remote.

Optimizing PNG Images

A quick notice about three very handy tools to optimize PNG images on the command line. They work on linux and macOS. Use jpegtran for JPG images.

How To Get An Amateur Radio License In Austria

I’m not the casual ham radio operator that always wanted to operate his own ham radio station.

I tried CB once but had to travel quite a bit to reach other stations (trucks on the highway for example). I’ve played with SDR before and tried a few things with GNUradio and gqrx but I never got deeper into this kind of things.