Forking GIT-repositories

So this is working for me now. Keeping up-to-date with my upstream github repository

My virtual windows machine from VirtualBox on Big Sur will not start

A quick fix if your virtual machine will not start. As long, as you got the same configuration as me.

Create your own DMR-ID database file

Sometimes you just need to create your own files…

Operating the Z-Shell

The Z-Shell. I love it in combination with Prezto.

Error with signed commits

This basically enabled signed commits for me again.

Keep up-to-date on forked repositories

One of the most useful reminder for me at the moment :p

Change The Bands In Your Anytone Codeplug

If you can’t change the band edges on your Anytone radio change the band setting in the codeplug so it matches.

My MMDVM Hotspot

This is the setup that I use at my stationary hotspot at home.

My 7-Inch DMR Dashboard

I did not like the small screen and the small housing of my last Hotspot so I decided to make a bigger housing where I needed a bigger screen.

Look what I got myself up and running, with some major options to control the hotspot just right off the screen itself. Make sure to install the NextionDrivers when you use this layout - it offers way more possibilities.

Mountint Ext4 Filesystem On MacOS Readonly

An overview of how to mount your Pi-Star sdcard on a mac machine.

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.