The weekend October 18th-20th 2019 you can experience one of the most spectacular amateur radio weekends throughout the year – the JOTA-JOTI weekend.

JOTA-JOTI is the world’s largest digital Scout event taking place online and over the air. The educational event brings together more than 2 million Scouts every year in October for a weekend of Scouting and friendship. Young people can learn about communications technology and connect with fellow Scouts from over 170 countries.

Quote from https://www.jotajoti.info/

I will participate with a local Scout unit together with a ham radio friend. I really look forward to the weekend!



The CQ WPX SSB 2019 certificate inspires me to participate in the upcoming CQ WW SSB 2019.


Finally I managed to…

For very long time I’ve tried to create an Ubuntu PPA, short for Personal Package Archives, as some ham radio software packages are very outdated.

Yesterday I attended a hacker event arranged by Uppsala Linux User Group to meet friends. My plan was to hack on a DX-cluster terminal but a few days before the event I found our that a guy from Finland, employed by Canonical, also would come to Uppsala.

Now I had my chance to ask how to create a PPA.

José was very helpful and guided me how to create a PPA – it is not that easy. As a test I created a PPA for TrustedQSL, a package radio amateurs to sign log files before uploading them to Logbook of the World.

Now you can update to TrustedQSL version 2.4.7 by adding my PPA.


Signal 1.27.2

I’ve updated to Signal 1.27.2. What is your excuse not to use an older version?


Web browser updates

Firefox 69.0 is now available in the Ubuntu repository. At the same time you can update to Tor Browser 8.5.5.


Jag är trött på botar!

Allt sammanfattas egentligen i rubriken. Botar förstår det fria ordet. Botar får de som inte inser att det är botar som producerar texter att tro saker som inte stämmer oavsett med vilken verklighet man jämför.

Botar påverkar val som i sin tur påverkar människors liv för ibland ganska lång tid framåt.

Fast en sak är ju säker – botar uppfinns inte av… andra botar. De programmeras, eller i alla fall betalas, av människor som vill påverka världen i en eller annan riktning. Därför måste du alltid fundera två gånger innan du tror på det du läser, oavsett om du läser online eller i en tryckt tidning.


LibreOffice 6.3 is available

I truly believe Free Libre Open Source Software, FLOSS, is a better alternative compared to proprietary (closed source) equivalents. As such it is obvious to use LibreOffice. No Micro$oft for me.

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 6.3 and I’ve installed it on my Xubuntu laptop.


My favourite Linux distro: Xubuntu!

My Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS desktop

My absolute favourite Linux distro is Xubuntu. At the moment I’m on version 18.04.3 LTS. LTS is a short for Long Term Support and it is supported at least to april 2021. I installed 18.04 LTS on May 6, 2018 on my then brand new laptop and I haven’t been disappointed one second since.

My first Linux bistro was Red Hat version 7.1 back in 2001 but quite soon I moved to Slackware 8.1. I still run a server using Slackware 14.

In 2006 I moved to Ubuntu and in 2013 I moved to Xubuntu. Since 2013 Linux is the only operating system I use – no more Windows or macOS!

Xubuntu is an Ubuntu derivate using Xfce desktop environment. Xfce is known for being lightweight meaning you can using on older hardware. On newer hardware it makes Linux run like a charm.