Just worked the VP8 at 1602z 56 both ways. 21.288.
6 hours ago
# COCKENZIE & PORT SETON ARC 144MHz FOXHUNT RULES
: FRIDAY 27th MAY 2022
: MEET AT 6:30PM FOR A BRIEFING PRIOR TO A 7:00PM START
: The CAR PARK at the Seafront (Where Old Pond Hall was)
(From Edinburgh turn 1st Left past the Garage)
Grid Ref. NT408 759
ORDNANCE SURVEY LANDRANGER MAP No.66
: £2:00 PER PERSON, TO BE DONATED TO THE CLUB FUNDS
: 145.275MHz, FM, VERTICAL POLARISATION
**Fox Call sign**
**Fox Power & Antenna**
: MAXIMUM 1W : ANTENNA ¼ WAVE VERTICAL
: THE FOX WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE AREA ON ORDNANCE SURVEY LAND RANGER MAP No.66 BOUNDED BY THE FIRTH OF FORTH TO THE NORTH, THE LINE JOINING GRID REF. NT560728 and NT560855 TO THE EAST, THE LINE JOINING GRID REF. NT370728 and NT370738 TO THE WEST. A SMALL MAP SHOWING THIS AREA WILL BE ISSUED TO ALL COMPETITORS AT THE START.
: TRANSMISSIONS BY THE FOX WILL BE 30 SECONDS EVERY 5 MINUTES. THE FIRST TRANSMISSION BEGINNING AT 7:00PM, FOLLOWING TRANSMISSION TIMES WILL BE 7:05PM, 7: 10PM.etc. THE FINAL TRANSMISSION WILL BE AT 8:45PM AND WILL REVEAL THE LOCATION OF THE FOX AND THAT OF THE POST HUNT MEETING. (Normally the Lounge Bar in the Thorntree Inn)
: THE FOX WILL BE IN A POSITION WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE BY CAR
(4WD NOT NECESSARY!)
: NO TRANSMISSIONS, OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE FOX, SHOULD BE MADE ON THE HUNT FREQUENCY AT ANY TIME DURING THE EVENT
: ONCE A TEAM HAS FOUND THE FOX THEY SHOULD LEAVE THE IMMEDIATE AREA AND SHOULD NOT TRANSMIT ON ANY FREQUENCY WHILE IN THE VICINITY OF THE FOX
: ONLY ONE SET OF DF EQUIPMENT IS TO BE USED PER TEAM AT ANY ONE TIME.
: DURING THE HUNT PLEASE TRY TO BE CONSIDERATE TO OTHER ROAD USERS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR STOPPING POINTS ANY TEAMS FOUND TO BE BREAKING THE ROAD SPEED LIMITS IN ANY AREA WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY SIMILARLY, ANY TEAMS FOUND TO BE BREAKING ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED
: “THE HYBSZER TROPHY” WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE DF WINNER. THE TROPHY WAS DONATED BY RON GM0NTL IN MEMORY OF BILL GORDON MM0BXK/GM8ZLI WHO DIED IN JANUARY 2010. ... See MoreSee Less
Further to my experiments with APRS post. I've made the RF log dashboard for MB7UEL available on the Internet.
APRSIS uses a first packet wins all others dropped approach, so any excess packets received by multiple igates are dropped. This means you can't see everywhere an RF signal is being received when looking at sites such as aprs.fi.
While APRS isn't a propagation tool, seeing where signals are being RX can be both interesting and useful.
Ignore other comment as I didn't finish reading the article which explained so much more.Tony wasn't into packet radio and the Raspberry Pi hadn't been thought of but he was a very keen fan of ARRL some of their members used to meet up at National Hamfest at Newark.❤❤❤
Getting you in Prestonpans. Doesn't always show on aprs.fi.
3 days ago
I am now a member of RSGB as my "welcome letter" and Radcom arrived this am. The strange thing is that the adverts don't seem to have changed since Tony's time and that Friedrickshafen Ham Fest is back next month. I can highly recommend this one as it is almost as big as the Houston HamFest that used to be held in February, which was followed by the Houston Gem Fair the following week. We were extremely lucky to be in Florida and able to go to both. Very, very happy days. ... See MoreSee Less