Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet.
ZedNet is a worldwide talkgroup – 31429
More HERE. But quickly…
For you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the
Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, which is cross-linked to Brandmeister (BM) DMR worldwide talkgroup 31429. This gives world-wide multi-mode access to a common ham radio network.
Any fellow hams who have access locally to a Yaesu System Fusion
repeater, a repeater on the Brandmeister network, or a multi-mode hotspot
registered with BM can get on and have a rag chew.
WB0YLE gave me a Bill of Materials. A list of what you need. HERE
What are we doing with this? Not much right now, but who knows. And it’s fun to make it work. When I was at GITMO I had my little hotspot using data from my mobile phone, and everything worked like a charm. On Sunday I am off to Rome, and I will do the same there. I might even take it “mobile”, since I could – feasibly – hook everything into a powerbank and then walk about.
Also, while I was at GITMO I operated remotely and – I was very clear that I was operating remotely – had a pile up when I said that I was physically at Guantanamo Bay. My first receiving end of a pile up. When I get to Rome next week, I suppose I could take my laptop over to St. Peter’s Square and operate from Vatican City… via the upper midwest! I could tether my laptop to my phone. It might be slow, but I could do it. I’ll have to experiment before I leave.
I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns. HERE Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list.
Followup… I tethered my laptop to my mobile phone used as a wifi hotspot. I had to use the low band width setting, but I was able to make a contact in Spain on my 2nd call in a pile up. It is not instantaneous, but it worked! You can see down in the bottom right that the laptop is connected to “Z’s 8”.