Based in Stockport 500m from Junction 1 of the M60 approximatly 200ft ASL.
I am a member of the G-QRP club member #13710, FISTS member #15821 and member of the RSGB. I am also a member of the UKFMGW Repeater Group.
I am currently active on Allstar, 2M & 70M via a handheld. I have a NOV for a Simplex Gateway on 70cm, it is connected to Allstar it is node #40890 and is usually connected to M0NCZ's UK Allstar HUB on #27066 or accesible via Echolink on #973498 (M0HOY-L) details can be found on MB7IUK and M0HOY's Website
To access via RF it is on 430.0250MHz with a CTCSS tone of 94.3Hz, the node will be on most evenings and weekends, please contact me if you have any trouble.
Coverage is limited due to the antenna and power restrictions in my NOV but it has a fair coverage of Edgeley, Cheadle Heath and Cheadle. Eventually I hope to get the antenna up on the chimney which will improve the coverage.
The node is in two parts, the Allstar Server which is Virtual and runs on a virtual server in a data center and the RF side which is connected to a Raspberry Pi running THELINKBOX which connects to the virtual server over the internet. The node radio is a Kenwood TK-805 modified to add extra cooling and to allow connection and control to the raspberry pi via USB-Serial and USB-Audio and a homebrewed interface. Version 2 of this is coming soon to clean the audio up.
I enjoy using handhelds and have a small collection of Chinese ones, including the new Wouxun KG-UV8D, Baofeng UV5R and Baofeng BF-888s. All of these radio get used regulary depending on my needs.
I have built a simple Android App which allows offline access to the UK Band Plan 2012 it can be downloaded for free below. I also have created an online market place for UK Amateurs radiomart.co.uk - still coming soon.
Outside of Radio I am a Proud Dad to Alfie, Husband to Louise, IT Manager of a group of companies, avid Rugby Union fan (hence the callsign) and keen Sci Fi reader.
If you want to make contact or would like advice on anything you think I may be able to help with please do not hesitate to contact me, the email listed is monitored and I am rarely away from a PC.
For more info head to my website
I look forward to working you soon.
Allstar / Echolink Node
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