Overland Bound Ham Radio Net | OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

Overland Bound Ham Radio Net

Discussion in 'Overland Communications' started by Brentc17, Nov 28, 2018.

Hi Guest, Become a Member to gain access to the Member Forums, Member Map, Member Calendar of Events, and Rally Point overland trip planner! Click this link "Learn More" for more information!
?

Topics for future NET's

  1. Intro to APRS

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. Cross Band Repeating in remote location

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Radio Programming

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Exploring Digital Formats

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Linking to Echolink via mobile

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. Ham Edicate on NETs and repeaters

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Started new thread from discussion in Ham Radio call sign check in. We are exploring starting a OB Ham radio net on Echolink. First test run will be this Friday at 6pm PCT. We are going to test out my node which only has bandwidth for 7-8 members to conference in. If we get it organized and there is interest then we will move to a conference server with Echolink. Please respond with interest and suggestions for content and if anyone would like to serve as Net Controller or help with it. Brent BJ7BHN
     
    MaceBewley, Brian Root and brien like this.
  2. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    #2 Brentc17, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
    The following members have shown interest or responded to starting the Net in the other thread. If you don't want to be involved in start up test run let me know. All others if not on Echolink, download the software and get running. Its easy but takes a little time to configure and open router sometimes. There is detailed instructions on Echolink site. I will get mine reconfigured for Friday.

    @CKayaks
    @Prerunner1982
    @greydog
    @KD7WCD
    @Plasmajab
    @12poundtest
    @ru108
    @RyanC
    @SW_UT_FJ
    @brien
    @RyanC
    @Overland Commander
    @W5ADH
    @ArmyofMike
    @MikeDer
    @Jimmy P
     
    94Cruiser likes this.
  3. SW_UT_FJ

    SW_UT_FJ Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Hurricane, UT
    Member #:

    10697

    Ham Callsign:
    KA7HOS
    KA7HOS here. I’m already setup on EchoLink via iPhone/iPad but I’m a total newbie with it...like never made a contact with it. I’ll follow this thread with interest, sounds like a great idea.
     
    Brentc17 likes this.
  4. ru108

    ru108 Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Prairieville, LA
    Member #:

    12189

    Ham Callsign:
    K5TIN
    Dang that blew up quick after I went to bed last night! @Brentc17, Thanks for jumping on that as fast as you did. I was going to start working on something today, but I walked into a (redacted) storm at work this morning, so it's taken a back seat. I'm in for the net Friday as well. Just let me know the node. I'll also see about trying to come up with a script between now and then. I participate in a couple of local nets, but both are free for all check in, which I doubt will work too well for this, because my memory ain't what it used to be.

    ETA: I'll also check my bandwidth when I get home tonight and see how many I can squeeze in.
     
    Brentc17 likes this.
  5. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    #5 Brentc17, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
    Let me know if you have time to test it. I can get on echolink and we can connect together to see it work. I am Pacific time and this evening later would work or mornings. You can also go to Echotest conference and record and play back. If you can hear yourself on the playback its working fine
     
  6. brien

    brien Assistant Ambassador Soutwest
    Staff Member Moderator Member Supporter +

    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Member #:

    3553

    Ham Callsign:
    K7XPO
    Map
    I'm interested in future nets, but not likely to be able to make it for this Friday net. Thanks for organizing this!
     
    ru108 and Brentc17 like this.
  7. RyanC

    RyanC Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Member #:

    1410

    Ham Callsign:
    K1RAC
    Map
    I may be able to attend. I'm a newbie to echolink but have been wanting to try it out. I may even see if my open spot will connect so I can actually use a radio.
     
    Brentc17 likes this.
  8. RyanC

    RyanC Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Member #:

    1410

    Ham Callsign:
    K1RAC
    Map
    I spoke too soon, openspot, at least version 1, can't do echolink or allstar.
     
  9. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    Thanks @RyanC We can schedule a time before the NET to test it between us or you can go onto Echolink and connect to the Echolink Test conference. It records your transmit and then if its working it plays back the recording. If you hear yourself on the recording then its working properly
     
  10. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    There is an app for the iPhone and android if you can't be by your computer, another option.
     
  11. RyanC

    RyanC Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Member #:

    1410

    Ham Callsign:
    K1RAC
    Map
    The test works, I've just never made a contact it even tried to use it on a repeater.
     
  12. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    No worries. If you have time I could log on to echolink and try to connect to you to test it out?
     
  13. RyanC

    RyanC Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Member #:

    1410

    Ham Callsign:
    K1RAC
    Map
    Sure, I'm K1RAC if that helps, I will start it up.
     
  14. SW_UT_FJ

    SW_UT_FJ Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Hurricane, UT
    Member #:

    10697

    Ham Callsign:
    KA7HOS
    That would be great, I’d love to test and make a contact via EchoLink.. I’ve done the audio test and it played back my voice. Question, is your node only visible when it’s active? Is your node your call sign? I don’t want to detour this thread with a bunch of noob questions
     
  15. ru108

    ru108 Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Prairieville, LA
    Member #:

    12189

    Ham Callsign:
    K5TIN
    Ok, I've got a draft of a script that I shamelessly copied from QSL.net and then modified. Some of the formatting is thrown off, but its readable. Willing to shoot it to someone for critique when you've got time to look it over.
     
    Brentc17 likes this.
  16. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    it is my call sign KJ7BHN and I am currently logged. You can try it if you have time. I will be on for about 15 min then have to head to work. You can use the Chat also if you don't want to use all the posting
     
    SW_UT_FJ likes this.
  17. RyanC

    RyanC Rank IV
    Member

    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    Member #:

    1410

    Ham Callsign:
    K1RAC
    Map
    95 despite all of my background noise. Thank you.
     
  18. Brentc17

    Brentc17 Rank III
    Member

    Location:
    Olympia Washington
    Member #:

    13675

    Ham Callsign:
    KJ7BHN
    Map
    That's great. I am going to head to work in a min but look forward to seeing it. I have a couple also. Did you say your already hooked up with Echolink?
     
  19. Prerunner1982

    Prerunner1982 Rank III

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Ham Callsign:
    WX5SKY
    Map
    Feel free to shoot it my direction if you would like.
     
  20. ru108

    ru108 Rank II
    Member

    Location:
    Prairieville, LA
    Member #:

    12189

    Ham Callsign:
    K5TIN
    I have it on my phone and will try and have it on my laptop by Friday night.
     

Share This Page