|Description||Ham radio at its finest!|
|Activities||Demonstrations of Amateur Radio communication and possibly some contesting.|
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Back for our third EMFCamp, the EMFHams Amateur Radio village will hopefully be bringing along a big mast to talk to the world, a special event callsign, some satellite gear, an APRS digipeater/igate and a voice repeater - all of which will be available for demonstration. Come along and see what we do.
Special Event Callsigns
Amateur Radio Village will be operating a special event station: GB2EMF
NoV Holder is MM0MRU
433.425 NFM / 145.425 NFM (If in use by other Amateurs then please try 145.450 / 433.450)
EMF Hub - an Amateur Radio 'Bridge'
We intend to have an Analogue FM and DMR 'Gateway' on site. These will be bridged together, allowing analogue and DMR users to communicate. The gateways will also be linked to various RF and RoIP based networks, allowing amateurs around the world to connect the onsite gateways and chat with attendees.
The system is already live and accepting connections from the various networks, so attendees can get to know each other and start planning for EMF 2018. Please note, the system is still being tested, so there may be the occasional blip.
We are looking for volunteers familiar with web design and programming to create some 'cool stuff'. Get in touch!
It is RSGB SSB Field Day on the Saturday and Sunday. Even if we don't want to try hard, we should submit any contacts that we make so others can score points.
It would be really great to have a few scheduled sessions per day - maybe 1 an hour from 12-6, covering different aspects of the hobby and demonstrating the hardware, techniques and possibilities.
We should bring a whiteboard or poster to say when they're happening and what it's on!
|18:00||2m contest near obelisk||Dominic (M0DLX)||/P VHF gear|
We'll probably try to listen to the GB2RS news at some point during the Sunday, probably one of the morning HF transmissions.
|13:00||2m contest near obelisk (1-3pm)||Dominic (M0DLX)||/P VHF gear|
Let's coordinate what we're bringing. Stations, Accessories and bits and bobs.
We'll need lots of feeder cable!
Do we want a dedicated base station doing V/UHF Voice?
|Radio||Kenwood D710GE||2/70 rig with APRS||Jon (M0NGY)|
|Radio||Connect Systems CS-580||UHF DMR Rig I will leave in the tent for demonstrations etc||2E0SIP|
|Radio||Motorola DM4000||UHF DMR Rig which can be left setup in the tent as well...||M0NGY|
irl from ScotCon was talking about bringing a 44net packet data gateway.
We are going to have an APRS Digipeater and iGate running on site. If you have anything which can send or receive APRS packets, please bring it, it will be a lonely little digipeater if it has no traffic to pass.
|Radio||Kenwood TM-251E||Fanless 5/10/50W 2m rig with its own laptop style 12v PSU||Paul M0PLL|
|Interface Cable||G4ZLP box||radio in, usb out||Paul M0PLL|
|PC||a crap old laptop||I'd normally use a Pi, but this lets me run xastir or similar for demonstrations||Paul M0PLL|
|Antenna||Diamond X-30 clone||A white stick which does 3dBi at 2m||Paul M0PLL|
|Mast/Antenna Support||the emfhams gazebo and cable ties!||That should be enough height to cover the site, and I haven't got anything taller|
Please list below any HF Hardware you are bringing and what you'd like to try and use it for. I (Hibby) have listed out some essentials and left the ones I can't provide blank so we know it's not currently coming. Please fill in the blanks!
Does this need to be a separate station from the HF Data station? Shall we schedule timeshare between the two?
|Radio||IC-706mkI||HF+2m voice rig||Dominic (M0DLX)|
|Radio||FT857||HF Voice Rig||Jon (M0NGY)|
|ATU||LDG Z-11Pro II||Antenna matcher||Dominic (M0DLX)|
|Allows RF to be propogated||Jon (M0NGY)|
|Mast/Antenna Support||10m? Aluminium Mast||Putting stuff on||Jon (M0NGY) / Dominic (M0DLX)|
Target Modes: FT8, RTTY, PSK63... Hellschreiber?
Target Bands: 20m, 30m, 40m
|Radio||Yaesu 450D||can also bring PSU||Mat M0XPX|
|Modem/Interface||Digimaster Pro 3||to link computer and radio||Mat M0XPX|
|'Shack PC'||Dell Something-or-other||Hibby can bring a shack PC/screen/keys/mouse with FLDigi, WSJT-X and other requests. It will be running Debian hamradio blend as I help make it||Hibby|
|ATU||MFJ 949E||ATU for 2x antennas||Hibby|
|Antenna||Sotabeams Triband Antenna||Antenna for 20, 30, 40m||Hibby|
|Mast/Support||Sotabeams 7m Pole||Support for triband||Hibby|
How are we going to get power from the Datenklo to our camp? Jon (M0NGY) will bring a 30m extension reel and as many 4/6 ways as can be shovelled into the car.
How are we going to distribute those electrons to our hardware to be converted to photons? M0NGY says: Most/all of my kit has PowerPole connectors. I will be bringing my PowerPole crimp tool, so if anyone wants to convert their equipment, I suggest buying some PP connectors ahead of time!
We should have have wired ethernet in the gazebo. There are going to be enough desktops and SIP phones etc which don't do wifi to make it worthwhile.
Paul M0PLL almost certainly has a spare switch lying around, does anyone have a long reel of cat5e and a bucket of patch leads? EMFCamp NOC is cool with up to 10 MACs per port without special arrangements.
Are we going to have Satellite communications on site? [We're next door to the AMSAT tent who will be doing it bigger and better than we can. --plett]
Bringing your own hotspot or gateway
Since the last EMF Camp, digital and analogue hotspot usage has exploded. We're expecting there will be several on site, so we must coordinate on Frequencies and Colour Codes to ensure we don't interfere with each other, or even worse, create a network loop.
If you plan on bringing a hotspot, please add your name and or call sign to the table below so we can coordinate closer to the time.
|Name||Callsign||Device||Intended Modes||Access Control Support|
|MatStace||M0XPX||MMDVM_HS_Hat (The German One)||DMR/POCSAG||Yes|
The established convention in the UK is to use the following frequencies with Colour Code 1, Slot 2 and Talk Group 9 for "general" communications, however it's still possible to make calls to other groups and also private calls.
I propose we maintain a list of users and DMR IDs and produce an EMF Code Plug closer to the time. This will enable users to private calls on site:
|Name||Call Sign||DMR ID|