eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by MrWeetabix » 23 Nov 2009, 18:31

Right then....

Fez has completed his planning and we have ordered the parts. We hope to have some basic PTT/serial interface kits ready to go in the next few weeks.

Fez is sending me some kits this week and I will construct one and connect it to a radio here, at which time we will conduct live on-air tests using FRN...

If anyone else is interested in getting an FRN node up and running, please post your interest here. We can provide you with a kit at-cost. We estimate somewhere around £5.

Would be cool to get a TM1 FRN net going on some kind of regular basis! :mrgreen:

Big-up to Fez for all his hard work thus far. Its really appreciated matie! :D
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by MrWeetabix » 24 Nov 2009, 16:42

There were some interested parties in this....anyone still interested?
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by Red Fox » 24 Nov 2009, 18:29

I'd be interested, but I also need a rig that can cover 27.500 so I can play.... Any suggestions on something cheap I could use.

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Post by dcwuk » 24 Nov 2009, 22:46

Yes, still interested here :)
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by MrWeetabix » 25 Nov 2009, 11:22

Red Fox wrote:I'd be interested, but I also need a rig that can cover 27.500 so I can play.... Any suggestions on something cheap I could use.
This project would be for either UK40 or MID band, whichever suited you best.

The kit Fez has designed also means it is possible to connect to a 446 radio and use that as the local FRN gateway....

Look on ebay for older 120ch radios for 27.500 access matie. You'll need one that does a 5kc shift though, as most chanelised radios don't do this...
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Post by Red Fox » 25 Nov 2009, 13:08

Thanks,
I have an old Alan 95 Plus, that I converted to 200ch and sure enough the nearest I could get was 5khz out. I got a Thunder pole to try, so just need a BNC to PL259 adapter and I'm ready to go..... Please pm me where the dosh needs to be sent for the kit.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 01 Dec 2009, 13:24

Right then, I have my end of the link setup and ready to test tonight, so I'll post details here when we are up and running and maybe a few of us can have a chat :-)
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by Red Fox » 01 Dec 2009, 14:49

OK, I'll monitor whatever channel you go for on my HF receiver and see what I can hear, its all set to handle PSK31 now.

I assume for PSK31 to be properly utilized it should be on an AM channel so multiple conversations can be ongoing on a single channel ???

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Post by MrWeetabix » 01 Dec 2009, 21:37

We have a link up and running!!!! :ugeek: :ugeek:

Local node is now active on Tyneside, ch31 UK40 (Muppets)

Not on the main antenna, but anyone within 5 miles of Tynemouth should get it :-)
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by fez » 01 Dec 2009, 21:40

we are in the zzzzz.zapto.org room which is at the bottom. In the english room then head to the huntingdon room at the mo.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 01 Dec 2009, 21:46

Welcome to the Node our first contact, Whistler from this forum!!! Pleasure to speak to you for the first time! :-)
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by fez » 01 Dec 2009, 22:10

Well the test worked a treat. ;)

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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by MrWeetabix » 02 Dec 2009, 09:41

Looking forward to running this system 24/7 :mrgreen:
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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by MrWeetabix » 03 Dec 2009, 22:18

My node is online untill midnight tonight

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Re: eQSO / EchoLink-type link for TM net?

Post by northern35s » 09 Feb 2010, 11:18

Coming into this one a bit late, but where did you end up with it? I'd certainly like to know more and whether your trials were abused.
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