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Village: Amateur Radio
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Description ham radio at it's finest.
Contact User:Paul
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Things to during EMF

Radio Village Workshops/Talks

We plan on running some small talks/workshops on a fairly informal basis, these will include:

  • Introduction to software defined radio - Dominic
  • Something TBD - Paul
  • Amateur Radio: The Original Nerd Hobby - Ryan Sayre (2E0RYS / KG7NMC)
  • YOUR_TALK_HERE

Contests

During EMF the following contests will be running

http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestdetails.php?ref=99

http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestdetails.php?ref=98

http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestdetails.php?ref=101

Special Event Station

Paul (M0OKE) has applied for an NoV for a special call sign for a special event station, GB2EMF.

This has been granted.

Colin (G8TMV) has organised RSGB posters and info leaflets.

Talk In

Talk in has been suggested on 2/70 on Friday. Operator(s) required. Assuming 145.550 MHz.

Modes & Bands

Steve M0SPN intends to run Voice, PSK and SSTV on HF. VHF/UHF dependent on availability of masts and beams.

Iain MM6MVQ intends to have an SSTV receiving station operating during EMF on 70cm (exact freq. TBC) that will tweet any images received to a dedicated Twitter account. For details on this, contact irl@fsfe.org.

Local Stuff

Clubs

Repeaters

It would be very cool to have a dedicated on-site repeater just for EMF. The practicality wouldn't be too difficult -- M0RND can provide a 2m/70cm colinear (which might be able to be hosted on the main EMF mast), and there's no shortage of radios which can do cross-band repeat, or something could be lashed up with two Baofeng UV-B5 radios and a diplexer.

The awkward part would be getting an NoV for the repeater, and getting it in time for EMF.

Tasks/Status

Task Owner(s) Notes
Village/Station tgreer?/Everyone! Organisation of tent, power, network
Radios (tbc) Supply of HF/VHF/UHF gear1
Mast(s) (tbc) Supply of masts, rotator?2 * Tgreer has 12m push up mast on his landrover * Hopefully LHS's trailer mast will be ready for then. [1]
Operators See below People volunteering to rotate operation/manning of station
Special Event Call Paul M0OKE GB2EMF granted by Ofcom
QSL Cards Steve M0SPN Assistance required 3
GB2RS News Paul Emailed, probably a bit late for ticket sales though
Southgate ARC  ? (no owner) Already up there!
TX Factor Steve M0SPN Initial contact made (to be passed to jontyw if successful)
Promo Material Steve M0SPN Initial contact made with RSGB, Kenwood, Yaseu, Icom, Moonraker, ML&S4</sup?

1 Steve M0SPN has TS450S & PSU available

2 Cillian (possible V/UHF yagis), tgreer (possible landrover/mast)

3 http://www.centreprint.co.uk/qsl_cards2.htm can deliver in 1-2 weeks, £50 for 250 cards

4 Leaflets/posters received from Icom, RSGB.

Equipment

Item Amount Status
Army tent thing 1 17'6 http://www.rddusa.com/product/gp-small-tent-176-x-176/
Gazebo 1 3x3m with sides - Arrived from Ebay
Table 1 Rental booked
Chairs 6 Rental booked
Radio 1 TS450S (TCMSLP/M0SPN)
PSU 1 25A SMPSU (TCMSLP/M0SPN)
Antenna 1 V/UHF Colinear (TCMSLP/M0SPN)
Other radios etc...

People

A list of people who may or may not be going and may or may not be interested in doing things related to amateur radio.

Manual list

  • David M0TNR `Cillian' (is going, can bring some radio goodies, but doesn't want to dedicate all weekend to it)
  • Adam M0RND
  • Colin G8TMV
  • Paul M0OKE
  • Jon M0JSN
  • Gavan 2E0UND
  • Steve M0SPN (TCMSLP on #emfcamp)
  • Kai DB1SQU (SQUelcher on IRC)
  • Kimball 2E1FWL (drrk on IRC)
  • Relocker PA1BYL
  • Paul M0TZO - bringing D-STAR equipment
  • Blake KC9CHL
  • Alan MW6ZEC
  • Kraptv 2E0RYS (KG7NMC)
  • Iain MM6MVQ
  • Paul 2E0PGW
  • Bill M1DHL (murb on IRC)

Villagers

UserNameArrivalDepartureBringing
AlecjwAlec Wright
ColinTuckleyColin28 August 20141 September 2014
DominicgsDominic26 August 20141 September 2014
KraptvKraptv29 August 201431 August 2014
M0TZOPaul29 August 2014 18:30:0031 August 2014 16:00:00D-Star Radio & DVAP (using RPi)
MattPMattP29 August 2014 10:00:0031 August 2014 20:00:00quadcopter
PaulPaul26 August 20142 September 2014
SquKai Muenz29 August 2014 15:00:001 September 2014 12:00:00
SynacktikBlake Johnson29 August 2014 07:00:001 September 2014 17:30:00
TCMSLPSteve29 August 201431 August 2014
WizardPaul (2E0PGW)29 August 2014 10:00:001 September 2014 12:00:00

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