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Amateur Radio

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A number of the Hacklab regulars are Amateur Radio operators.

Callsigns

Alex H 2M0LBH
Chris N 2M0FFY
John H MM0HVA
Mike W MM0MZW
Rob G MM3RGI
Stephanie B MM0SBO
Tim H MM0TUG
Tim K MM0TKE
Gareth E GM7WFT
Pepe MM0SKB
Bart MM0CEY
William VE3HW
Bernie GM4WZG / GM4X

Club Licence

Hacklab has a club licence, callsign MM0RHL. Tim Hawes is the licence holder and the following people are authorized to use it, or to supervise others in accordance with the standard amateur radio licence:

  • Tim Kerby MM0TKE
  • Mike Walters MM0MZW
  • Stephanie B MM0SBO
  • John H MM0HVA
  • Gareth GM7WFT
  • Pepe MM0SKB
  • Bart MM0CEY

Please contact Tim Hawes if you have a full UK licence and would like to be added to this list.

Frequencies

Local 2M simplex calling frequency is 145.500MHz

Local 2M repeaters are:

ID Channel Output Input CTCSS Location Coverage
GB3FF RV48 145.6000 145.0000 103.5Hz Kelty, Fife All Lothians & most of Fife
GB3CS RV60 145.7500 145.1500 103.5Hz Kilsyth, Lanarkshire West Lothian, W Edinburgh and Glasgow
GB3DU RV61 145.7625 145.1625 118.8Hz Duns, Borders Former Berwickshire
GB3LB RV63 145.7875 145.1875 118.8Hz Lauder, Borders East Lothian & SE Edinburgh
GB3ED RB14 433.3400 434.9500 94.8Hz Napier University Central Edinburgh (note 1)
GB3AG RV58 145.7250 145.1250 94.8Hz Sidlaw Hills, Angus Angus & Fife (Note 2)

1: GB3ED's ID has been heard on its output a few times in the last few weeks suggesting Ellis is testing it in order to get it back in operation quite soon. 2: GB3AG is easily workable from high ground in Edinburgh and lower down in the summer during periods of tropospheric ducting.

Other repeaters are available.

IRLP repeater #5196 - Edinburgh, City Of

  • Operated by Ricky GM1PLY
  • Simplex 434.4750MHz
  • CTCSS 94.8Hz

Training

Equipment Sharing

Description Owner Location
Realistic (Radio Shack) PRO-2006 Base Scanner Tim H
SWR-10 Compact SWR/Power Meter (up to 150MHz/50W) Tim H
Revex W520 SWR/Power Meter (1.8-200MHz, 200W) Tim H
M-100 Pre-Amplifier Tim H
Alinco DJ-X11 Handheld Scanner Tim H
MFJ-1020C Active Antenna Tim H
Trio R-2000 Base Receiver Tim H
Wellbrook Active Loop Antenna Tim H
RFSPACE SDR-IQ Receiver Tim H
Belcom “Liner 2” 2M SSB transceiver Gareth E
SMA / BNC crimp tool Bart Bart's Box
Crimp tool for large cables (10mm) Tim K
Green 50Mhz antenna Hacklab Wall of storeroom
Flaking HF Whip Bart Wall of storeroom
Yaesu FT-857D ww pelican case, storeroom
MFJ manual ATU ww pelican case, storeroom
Astroradio soundcard adapter, cables etc ww pelican case, storeroom

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hams.txt · Last modified: 2016-07-27 19:13 by berniemcintosh