Category: Ham Radio

I am embarrassed that a year ago I promised to write more here on my blog.  As you can see, I haven’t.  So I think it’s time to write about something interesting. For the last year or so, I have …

Fall 2018 and DMR Repeaters Read More »

Ok, so I had built an AllStar Link node before (two actually, see some previous posts here) and I was feeling all great about myself and stuff.  I proposed to the club that we purchase a Raspberry Pi 3, a …

Raspberry Pi 3 + RIM Lite + Software + Headscratching = AllStar Link Node Read More »

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At the September 8th meeting of the Sullivan Amateur Radio Club, I gave a presentation about AllStar Link and the changeover of our EchoLink node to AllStar Link.  You can view the Powerpoint presentation at the link below: http://wshiggins.net/sarc-allstar-link-presentation-09082016/

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Ok, so a few posts ago, I lamented about how EchoLink was sorta boring.  And because I felt that way, I undertook a project to evolve my traditional Windows based EchoLink node to an AllStarLink node (with an EchoLink channel!) Well, after …

AllStarLink is EchoLink on Steroids! Read More »

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The EchoLink node has been up and running well for quite a while now.  You might ask, why would you want to change anything about it? Well, to be honest, it’s kinda boring!  Yeah, it works, and it’s providing a …

Ah EchoLink, you’re kinda boring… Read More »

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The Technician’s class that I signed up to teach finished up yesterday evening with all the students passing their Element 2 exam to become licensed Hams.  I’m very happy with those results, but certainly can’t take a lot of credit …

The Class Went Well! Read More »

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As many of you know, 10 meters is seldom open these days.  It is today, however, and I got excited because I can hear MANY stations.  So I tuned one up and when he called QRZ, I tried to respond. …

Grrrr… 10 meters is open and I can’t use it! Read More »

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I  know that I’m several years behind with the technology, but I’m giddy like a schoolgirl tonight because I built my first Broadband Mesh Network today. It wasn’t big,  just two nodes and a couple of devices connected, but it …

Oh no! Now I’ve made a mesh…  Read More »

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All you hams out there know what this means… 😀 (For those of you who aren’t hams, it just means that I’ve been approved to administer amateur radio licensing tests. No biggie!)

I am currently attempting to organize a Technician’s Class Ham License exam prep session and test session for sometime in the near term future!  (Probably sometime in June!)  If you have any interest at all, and would be close by …

Interested in Ham Radio? Let me know! Read More »