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Grey Point Fort Amateur Radio Society

An award certificate is available for contact with all three special event stations (sample on web site).

The Special Event is under the heading “A Moment of Remembrance” and is to;

“To honour all who left us too soon, whose lives were cut short and those who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy the precious gift of life and security.

Every life lost is a tragedy; it is a loss to each nation and to the families who grieve.

No one can take away the sorrow that comes to the families of the fallen, we can only say that they served in a noble and necessary cause and their sacrifice has made their nations more secure.

We owe them nothing less than to remember all of them and keep their memories alive in our hearts”.

We would also like you to know that we come from all walks of life, movie stars, missionaries, doctors, students, politicians and just plain people like ourselves, but we all have one common interest – In radio communications.

We also believe that age, nationality, disability, political and ethnic barriers are non-existent in our hobby and we all strive to promote international friendship and understanding throughout the world.

We all would like to ask, if you all, would consider taking part in the event.

For details of the event please visit our web site,

Web site http://www.greypointfort.magix.net/public
Email address: greypointfort (@) hotmail.co.uk

With my very best wishes,

Steve. (GI4RNP)

Vice-Chairman, Grey Point Fort Amateur Radio Society.

Transmission 2013 – Central Radio Amateur Circle

Hi all,

It’s that time of year again, we’re planning Transmission 2013 for the British Wireless For The Blind.

This year we have changed to format to hopefully attract more operators.

It is planned for the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September 2013.
Unlike previous years it is being slimmed down to a 24 hour event starting at midday on the Saturday.

We are also looking at different ways of fund raising, thus taking the fund raising part away from the operators and putting it in the hands of the public.

Idea number 1 Is to use a web site like guess as you give were for each £2.50 donated a portion goes into a pot and who ever guesses the closest to the number of calls your station makes, wins the pot.

Idea number 2 Is to set up text giving like you see on all the fund raising TV show, were you text a word to a number and it costs £5.00 (or what ever amount you set it up for) plus your normal text rate and the hole £5.00 goes to the charity.

Idea number 3 Is to set up web giving were people log onto a website and donate by credit or debit card.

All I need to know at the moment is does anyone in your group wish to take part and can you let me know one way or the other.
I will then only send out paperwork to those who require it.

Thanks for your time and I hope we can improve on last years total.

Martin Hallard (G1TYV)
Central Radio Amateur Circle

Southdown Amateur Radio Society

In order to expand the Eastbourne SARS club net and allow more distant members and stations to participate (out of range RF stations, other members in Spain, France and USA for example), we discussed options to change the club net, as a test, onto the MB7IEB Echolink gateway frequency.

Operation:  The club net can operate exactly as it does now.  The only difference is that you will require to leave a short ‘pause’ of about 1-2 seconds in between overs, so any remote stations are able to join in.

Normally, and under my NoV licence, the MB7IEB Echolink gateway requires CTCSS (sub-audible tone) in order to open the link receiver which I believe some of you may not currently have.  For this reason, I will be making changes to the Gateway logic and testing this morning in order to facilitate a special ‘moderated open squelch mode’ option.

This means that under normal ‘unattended Gateway operating mode’, the link transceiver will still require the mandatory CTCSS in order to open the receiver squelch and enable Echolink TX to remote stations.  The Gateway transmitter encodes CTCSS as well.

During our club net tests, the temporary ‘moderated open squelch mode’ for the SARS Net will:

· Allow local RF stations with no CTCSS to participate.  (If I did not do this, remotely connected Echolink stations would not hear local RF stations that are not using CTCSS).

· Disable local DTMF Decode in the Gateway Receiver (So stopping accidental connections outbound).

· Allow any remote station to connect in.  The notes page on the gateway will be updated to inform them of the SARS Net.

· The Gateway transmitter will continue to send CTCSS.

· Change the double pip which is normally played at end of Echolink Station over, to a Morse ‘E’.

· Turn off automated gateway station Ident.

I will change the operating mode over to ‘moderated open squelch mode’ at 20:00 BST this evening and change back to normal CTCSS around 21:00 BST, or when the club net is finished.

· Frequency: 145.2125 MHz Simplex

· CTCSS: 88.5 Hz (for those that have it)

Look forward to hearing as many on as possible this evening.

Remember if you out of RF range, or have no Echolink, you can also listen to the club net on your computer or mobile phone using the MB7IEB live audio web feed http://g8puo.co.uk/live/mb7ieb/  or http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=10338

Following a comment about a gentleman who participates in the net, I have also been in contact with the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, (BWBF), who provide an internet radio called a ‘Sonata plus+’.  This has just been confirmed to also work on the RadioReference audio feeds, and so other users are also able to listen to the club net should they wish too.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Dave. (G8PUO)

Eastbourne Repeater Update

From: Dave Williams (G8PUO)
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:12 PM
Subject: Eastbourne Gateway Link – Callsign Change


Just to let you know, the G8PUO Echolink Gateway has now changed over to fully unattended 24/7 operation and with it is a change of callsign.

It is now MB7IEB, or on Echolink it is MB7IEB-L.  The Echolink Node number is 71066 (Seven 10 66).

The RF side remains the same with frequency 145.2125 MHz Simplex and CTCSS 88.5 Hz (Encode and Decode).

Full details at http://www.g8puo.co.uk or http://www.mb7ieb.co.uk

Repeater details at http://www.g8puo.co.uk/G8PUO-LinkDetails.asp

Please feel free to use it!  Hope to see you all at the club talk on the 6th Feb.


Dave. (G8PUO)
Southdown Amateur Radio Society


Regarding the schedules we operate the following club frequencies.

20m–14.315(+/-) – 1230 UK clock time Monday/Wednesday/Friday (with EA5/M0AOM)

2m -145.300 MHz – 0830 UK clock time Wednesday

2m -145.275 MHZ -2100 UK clock time Thursday

I would also mention that we operate from our Hailsham shack on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1030 clock time on 20metres (various modes) and also listen out on 145.275.

73, John G3DQY

David Palmer (G7URP) – Honorary Chairman & Exam Secretary

Norfolk Amateur Radio Club – http://www.norfolkamateurradio.org

NARC meets every Wednesday at Eaton CNS School, Eaton Road, Norwich, NR4 6PP from 7-10pm, usually in 6th form centre at front of school – see our web site for details.

NARC is the recipient of 2009 RSGB Kenwood Trophy for outstanding contribution to Training.


24 hour NARC Newsline Tel 01953 458847 (to help those without internet/email keep in touch).

eMail: radio (at) dcpmicro.com
Home Tel: 01953 457322 (evenings only please)
FAX c/o: 01953 458849

DCP Bryon Court
Bow Street
Great Ellingham
NR17 1JB

Club web site: http://www.norfolkamateurradio.org

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