My apologies - this is already supported through matrix! If you're using a matrix client simply do `/join #freenode_#es'hail-2:matrix.org` and you're in!
Heh, I addressed Peter, but to catch up your last sentences: same here with Windows! I started Windows as it was called Win286
I would never have grown to an open source contributor if I had stayed in the (very) limited Windows world. I still use it when really absolutely neccessary in very few cases nowadays.
Edit: But let's not start a flamewar here - let's focus on more important stuff like building a GS system
You should really go the "Linux" way!
It's totally worth the effort!
Then LEILA comes to play
No, that won't work, because the station that triggers LEILA won't even hear the LEILA. And afaik this LEILA system used on Eshail'2 is passive! That means that users *must* listen to their own downlink - running simplex would be outrageous
I really like that approach. I am thinking of building my own.
Keep in mind that there is only one single USB 2.0 host on the Pi - might get a bottleneck with various samplerates.
I would like to suggest using a Linux distro and all the open source tools of the satellite community will be available to you. Running modern versions of e.g. gpredict, gqrx (and someday its follow-up), strf and numerous other things.
It would be great to see more HAMs using all this stuff