I sat my radio amateur exam back in 1981 but my licence did not arrive until mid 1982. Although I am active on HF my main interest is and always has been VHF and UHF. Long before the modern digital modes I was active on 2mtrs RTTY. At the time I had a video genie computer which was a TRS 80 clone. I built an interface and wrote my own software for operating RTTY. As soon as packet radio appeared on the scene I built a TNC.
Currently I'm taking a great interest in D-Star. The first radio I bought for D-Star was an icom IC-E80D. I have also constructed a node using a raspberryPi and a DVRPTR_V1. This is connected to my FT-7800.
I have recently bought an ID-5100 for use as a base station radio. I was rather disappointed to find that mounting for the head unit wasn't included. So I made my own as shown on my Website:- http://www.broughtelecom.co.uk/ID-5100.html.
My other interests including walking in the great outdoors. I am fortunate that there is some fantastic scenery virtually on my doorstep. Many people say that Yorkshire has some of the best walking landscapes and I would totally agree with them!
I am now also active on DMR using a TYT-380 and Tytera-390. My local repeater is connected to the BrandMeister system so I can often be found on reflector 4400 or TG235. You can monitor the BrandMeister system by clicking http://hose.brandmeister.network. N.B. only works on Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
73's and good DX DE Chris G6KIA/5369
Catch me on DCS005B or REF001C or DMR 4400 (BrandMeister).
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