Overland Bound Ham Radio Net

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Topics for future NET's

  • Intro to APRS

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • Cross Band Repeating in remote location

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Radio Programming

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Exploring Digital Formats

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Linking to Echolink via mobile

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Ham Edicate on NETs and repeaters

    Votes: 6 35.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    17
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Brentc17

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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
 

Brentc17

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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
 
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SW_UT_FJ

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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.
 
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ru108

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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.
 
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Brentc17

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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.
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
 
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brien

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I'm interested in future nets, but not likely to be able to make it for this Friday net. Thanks for organizing this!
 
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RyanC

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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.
 
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RyanC

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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.
I spoke too soon, openspot, at least version 1, can't do echolink or allstar.
 

Brentc17

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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.
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
 

RyanC

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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
The test works, I've just never made a contact it even tried to use it on a repeater.
 

SW_UT_FJ

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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
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
 

ru108

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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.
 
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Brentc17

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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
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
 
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RyanC

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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
95 despite all of my background noise. Thank you.
 

Brentc17

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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.
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?
 

ru108

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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?
I have it on my phone and will try and have it on my laptop by Friday night.