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.
After a shaky start yesterday, we’re back up to 16 nodes in the UK-NET-HUB room 27721. I’m looking forward to getting back to 20+ on evenings and weekends (more attended nodes available).
Keep up the good connections guys!
Hi All, after a weekend of incompetence by Virgin Media Business, my Internet is finally back on and the UK-NET-HUB is back up on room 27721. MB6NE node is also back up.
Please feel free to reconnect at your convenience!
This morning at about 10am, my internet went down. I was not monitoring at the time so did not find out till about 11am when I spotted a Facebook Messenger post from Stu, M0SGS. I’ve contacted Virgin Media Business and it seems to be a problem at the other end of the VPN which serves my Static IP. Please connect to Stu’s standby room 27793 until I report again. Apologies for the delay in informing you. I wanted news from Virgin before uprooting everyone.
To quote Vince, G0ORC and Mark, G0MGX:
GB3BP has returned to service and is back in the UK-NET-HUB again.
To overcome the lock-up problem, the “link-radio” solution is being employed using a Yaesu FTM-100DE.
After 36 hours all appears stable and GB3BP is working well..
I’d like to welcome Philip, 2W0PJM, and Simplex Gateway MB6IMP in Ruthin on 431.1375MHz to the UK-NET-HUB. Congratulations on obtaining the NoV and I hope you have a long and happy time in the room.
I’d like to welcome Garry, G4FLY node keeper at MB6IRT, a simplex gateway in Reading on 144.8250 to the UK-NET-HUB. Long may he stay here and join the Reading area to our growing community.
The recent hiccups in reconnection to UK-NET-HUB are due to a router firmware problem with Virgin’s new Hitron router when connected to a Static IP line. Their Static IP lines connect to the internet via a VPN to Bradford and the router’s VPN connect / disconnect handling has bugs in it. The scheduled date for the new firmware which will address this issue is 4th Quarter 2016, meaning 1st October onwards.
An option I’ve been offered is to revert to a Dynamic IP line which doesn’t exhibit the issue, but will disconnect everyone periodically as it refreshes its address database. I’ve put the question of what to do to members of the UK-NET-HUB Yahoo Group and in a week or two I will check the results of the poll and contact Virgin if they decide they would like Dynamic IP.