PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by Admiral » 09 May 2011, 18:32

In my opinion none of the VoIP stuff has anything to do with amateur radio (and I include 446 and CB in that).

Internet gateways suck.

Not for me thanks.
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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by wind in the antenna » 09 May 2011, 20:11

It's got nothing to do with radio apart from the fact that it relies on radio at both ends in order to make it work :roll:

It's not for everybody I know, but I think it adds a bit of fun, interest and usefulness to an already diverse hobby.

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by Admiral » 10 May 2011, 06:26

wind in the antenna wrote:It's got nothing to do with radio apart from the fact that it relies on radio at both ends in order to make it work :roll:

It's not for everybody I know, but I think it adds a bit of fun, interest and usefulness to an already diverse hobby.
Very true, my words on the screen didn't actually reflect what I was thinking.

Good luck to everyone who uses a gateway and has fun doing so, and even more good luck to those that set one up, they can be a right bitch to get correct.

Anyone who can squeeze the last ounce of enjoyment from amateur radio (and again, I include 446 and CB in my definition of amateur radio, that's why I'm here because it is a very open minded forum and doesn't flame licensed users that admit to using 11m) should be encouraged.

It's just that having a landline as a repeater isn't for me.
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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by MrWeetabix » 10 May 2011, 08:39

I think Gateways are a good project for people to play with radios and computers. I don't personally have an issue with them and they can be good fun when the prop is low, but only if all the stations are using a radio to access the system, its not quite right if you're using an app on a PC/Device, unless you're abroad and want to talk to your friends back home of course!

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by francisuk22 » 04 Dec 2012, 22:18

Live stream from the 446Muppets FRN gateway

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by AlfieDivine1 » 29 Jul 2019, 12:39

Adam MPT001 wrote:
25 May 2010, 11:21
Shameless plug :) If you are interested in setting up a PMR446 or 27Mhz gateway then drop in on us. Help and advice is available on setting up brand new gateways or trouble shooting existing gateway problems. We need more gateways in the UK :)

http://www.446muppets.co.uk
Hi mate Are you still offering help with the 27mhz Gateways i have an interface and dont know how to get a server going and all set up would you mind helping out, or if you have links.
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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by Admiral » 01 Aug 2019, 10:10

Don't hold your breath as he hasn't logged in for five years. The WWW may be more help to you, but don't confine your searches to 27MHz as a 70cm (etc) gateway has the same backend principles, just different radios attached.
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