In this time of being shut in, I’ve been checking on the bands.
I’ve had a couple of emails from folks saying that, just before the Coronavirus flare, they obtained their Technician license and had received their call signs. While you are at home, think about studying for your exam.
I’ve also been on ZedNet today, talking with a couple of guys, one a priest, the other my long-distance Elmer, who set up ZedNet. This is a DMR thing.
More HERE. And, to get yourself going, WB0YLE gave me a Bill of Materials. A list of what you need. HERE I built a DMR hotspot with a Raspberry Pi and got it working with no problems. If necessary we can get you some tech help here for programming.
We should figure out some schedules.
As I think ahead, and contemplate some possible problems resulting from things in society getting broken, ham radio could be important.
Anyway, if some of you hams out there are into DMR, you might find us.
What are we doing with this? Not much right now, but who knows. And it’s fun to make it work.
Also, I got Echolink running on my new computer. Check out 554286 – WB0YLE-R
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.