CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet reminder – Sunday 3 Jan ’21 & DIAGRAM of Zednet Interconnect Network

Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 3 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan).

Also, here is something sent by WB0YLE who keeps the pieces of ZedNet together.  A diagram of how it all fits. Click for larger.

Anyone who uses Brandmeister ought to know this about their changes: HERE

In effect, they are applying security to their “masters”. They want you to set a personal password.  I did and it works.

I hope some of you hams with DMR etc. access will check in!

 exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, which is cross-linked to Brandmeister (BM) DMR worldwide talkgroup 31429, which essentially gives world-wide multi-mode access to a common ham radio network.  Right not, no Echolink.  It worked once but not now.

Any fellow hams who have access locally to a Yaesu System Fusion repeater, a repeater on the BM network, or a multi-mode hotspot that’s registered with BM can get on and have a rag chew…. 24/7/365

WB0YLE gave me a clear list, with links, of everything you need to get involved.


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.


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  1. deaconjohn1987 says:

    I listened last Sunday at 8pm EST but did not hear anyone on DMR. I’ll try again this Sunday.

  2. IaninEngland says:

    I know this is the wrong forum for this, but:
    How’s your back?
    Is Bp Hying over his flu yet?
    You are both in my prayers, currently for healing, in particular.

  3. MWindsor says:

    I’m still getting errors from Wires-X. Do you know if anyone else is getting in from Yaesu radios?

  4. RichR says:

    I don’t understand how this is ham radio? You’re relying on the internet infrastructure to communicate. You might as well just do some internet chat room with VoIP.

  5. BayviewBadger says:

    Would any of you existing HAM radio people be able to point me (and others lurking) to resources to get the basic training and licensing?

    I’ve seen training from Ham Radio Prep(.com) and AmateurRadio.com. I’m just not sure of what’s reputable and would be worth the time and cost.

  6. R. Gregory says:

    I second BayviewBadger’s kind request.

  7. RichR says:

    Wow! I asked an honest question. I didn’t mean to sound snarky. I guess I don’t understand the concept. I have the highest respect for FrZ and this community. Almost all of my posts have been respectful here. In fact, I was talking to a friend of mine about getting my Ham license precisely because of FrZ. I guess that’s it for me. Bye.

  8. JonPatrick says:

    RichR you could say the same thing about any ham radio, why not just pick up the phone and call someone? Someday we may have a net on HF, which might be necessary if and when the Deep State starts censoring internet access, as they are already doing with social media. Bit you have to start somewhere. Currently I can’t get on as Echolink is down and I don’t have DMR capable equipment. Something I need to look into. 73.

  9. JonPatrick says:

    For those wanting to get into Ham Radio I would suggest the ARRL radio license manuals, see here: http://www.arrl.org/studying-for-a-technician-license
    They are well written and fairly easy to follow. The Technician level will allow you to get on digital VHF radio as ZedNet uses, plus talk to other hams on local repeaters which exist just about everywhere in the US and Canada. Even here in far Northeast Maine I have 3 repeaters within 35 miles I can hit with my cheapo Chinese 8 watt portable radio.

    Once you get the Technician you can study for the General which opens up a lot of the HF bands where you can talk to people anywhere in the world.

  10. ALL: Yesterday evening we activated Zednet. One of the guys who checked in is from Nashville. He said that, because of the bomb that went off, cellular networks were down, but amateur radio operators and nets WORKED.

    A good reminder that when something happens to one grid, there are alternatives.

  11. For these USA, here is one study guide for the entry level license: Technician

    Make sure that any version you get is the guide for exams through 2022!

    The Kindle version is about $10.

    And there is this.

    Also, at QRZ, for example, there is a link to practice quizzes. HERE

    It could be that you hams in other countries have suggestions for your own region and language.

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