UPDATE 29 March:
It looks as if some of you hams are poking around!
Also, I now have access – thanks to a reader – to a remote station! I’ll be getting active (phone) pretty soon.
I’m working on MORSE again, so QRP is down the line, once I figure out what rig I want for that. Elecraft?
___ Originally Published on: Mar 27, 2019
I’ve been dormant too long!
One of our frequent commentators here, WB0YLE, who is my online Elmer, has been lavishly generous with technical knowledge and skills. He is the one who set up the Echolink node for our use.
Today I had a great pleasure of welcoming WB0YLE to Mad City (he has come for work). We got together with my local Elmer and his gracious wife (and also a ham) for supper and chat.
WB0YLE is taking our networking possibilities to a new level. Zednet might be activated on a regular basis.
We could post the specs and basics for all who are interested.
ZedNet will be available on Wires-X room 28598, if any of you ham readers are near a Wires-X repeater. It will also be available on DMR Talkgroup 31429 for those near a Brandmeister multimode repeater. I am also pretty sure that you can join through Echolink, which he has patched in. That means that even if you are out and about, you could access the net through your smart phone if it has an Echolink app.
He is working on all the mechanics. However, people can monitor the network now:
What we would need to do, I suppose, is find out how many of you are operating in these digital modes.
For those of you who are digitally active, WB0YLE set up the Echolink node available to us (554286 – WB0YLE-R – Thanks! – Remember: You must be licensed to use Echolink.
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.