I have been asked to demonstrate Amateur Radio, in particular Yaesu Fusion, at the Discover Middlesbrough Festival in Teesside Archives on Tuesday 25th October 2016.
There will be a RAYNET presentation by Brian Dooks, G0RHI of Richmond RAYNET, after which I will demonstrate Fusion with my Yaesu 70cm handheld connected via a DR1X operating as a Digital Cross Band Talk Through to MB6NE and the UK-NET-HUB. This is expected to be between 14:15 and 16:00 hrs.
I’m hoping as many of you has possible will be available to connect to the UK-NET-HUB and reply to my CQs.
Several repeater keepers have reported that DR1-X firmware update 1.10Q, available from Yaesu.com fixed the lock-up issues experienced with directly connected HRI-200 boxes. Well done Yaesu (at last?).
We’d like to welcome John, 2E0DZT with his 2m Simplex Gateway MB6CN on 144.8625MHz from Combe St. Nicholas in Somerset. Let’s hope he enjoys his time in the UK-NET-HUB.
We’d like to welcome GB7FC, M0AUT’s 70cm DV Repeater on 430.975MHz from Blackpool to the UK-NET-HUB. Dave is already well known for his 2m Simplex Gateway MB6DR. Good luck with this repeater.
We’d like to welcome Dave, G4PGO, and MB6ILI, his 70cm Simplex Gateway on 431.075MHz from Birkenhead to the UK-NET-HUB. Please stay and long as you or your users wish. I will invite you to join the Yahoo Group of the same name where we help each other with problems and pass useful information.
We’d like to welcome Charles, 2E0EBL and his 2m Simplex Gateway MB6SN on 144.8375MHz in Seaton, Devon to the UK-NET-HUB. Thanks also to Dave, 2E0KVJ for assisting Charles with all things technical. Feel free to connect whenever you wish and stay as long as you or your users want.
Apologies to all room users! While attempting to connect a camera to the router, I managed to press the power off button instead of the WPS button underneath it. Its taken a reboot of the node/room PC to get all the ports working again (bless Windows). I bet it was more reliable when I was on holiday!!
We’d like to welcome MB7IGH, a 2m Analogue Gateway on 144.9625MHz in Horncastle to the UK-NET-HUB. Node keeper is Tony, G3ZPU, brother of our frequent visitor from Australia, Colin, VK4ZPU. His aim is to cater for the digitally challenged users with less expensive transceivers (e.g. Baofeng) who can still use DTMF tones to move around the system, once they identify the node and room numbers required. Numbers of nodes commonly in the UK-NET-HUB can be found on this site at http://mb6ine.uk/nodes-regularly-in-_uk_net_hub_/. The UK-NET-HUB itself is room 27721. Precede the DTMF numbers with ‘#’ and disconnect with ‘*’.
Tony has set up his HRI-200 very well and is a model for other Analogue nodes joining the room.
Tonight I have updated the firmware in the MB6NE Node Radio, my FTM-100DE to Main V1.30. Whatever it fixes should be fixed now!
We’d like to welcome Jonathon, 2E0JTP and his 70cm Simplex Gateway MB6IGK on 434.0375MHz in Gillingham, Kent to the UK-NET-HUB. Congratulations on completing your NoV application and please connect to the UK-NET-HUB whenever you or your users like. I’ll also invite you to join our self-help Yahoo Group where we share problems and solutions.