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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
Alistair M 2M0WMA
Cameron S MM6XCS
Martin M6VGW

Club Licence

Hacklab has a club licence, callsign MS0RHL/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
  • Bernie GM4WZG

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 433.3500 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 Lab
SWR-10 Compact SWR/Power Meter (up to 150MHz/50W) Tim H
Revex W520 SWR/Power Meter (1.8-200MHz, 200W) Tim H Lab
M-100 Pre-Amplifier Tim H
MFJ-1020C Active Antenna Tim H
Trio R-2000 Base Receiver Tim H Lab
Wellbrook Active Loop Antenna Tim H Installed on roof
RFSPACE SDR-IQ Receiver Tim H Tim's box
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 Installed on roof
Flaking HF Whip Bart Wall of storeroom
SignaLink USB Tim H Lab

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hams.txt · Last modified: 2019-01-20 17:42 by tim