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Hello fellow HAMS. I'm Terry W1TCS.

 

I've had a fair share of experiments with APRS, Vehicle Tracking Systems and other technologies, relating to "auto-location type products. Although HAMS, including myself like to use technologies, more or less, "exclusive to HAMS, I have to admit these little Rhino 530 radios, I purchased, are really cool. They have a special database compartment for Geocache "found and unfound" and with the GMRS power levels, they talk quite a distance.

 

My wife is not a HAM, so I had to look at these radios, as an option. Well enough said about that topic.

 

What I'm considering is setting up a range of "net frequencies", whereby we can ragchew about interesting cache's ect. Would any of you out there, be interested in exploring this?

 

You can email me at W1TCS@ARRL.COM. Maybe we can start a thread to consolidate the feedback, and establish some Frequencies and time slots. We could also consider mobile talk around frequencies, looking for HAMS working in the same geographic areas.

 

Just my thoughts.

 

I'm new to Geocaching and liking it. I'm even loosing some pounds, in the process.

 

See you out there.

 

Terry

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People interested in building and using HamHUDs, the APRS-compatible display

designed by Steve Bragg KA9MVA for use with

Amateur Radio mobile APRS.

 

The photos show the many HUDs built by our group. If the photo is not present, this means that hamhud.net is not online.

 

HAMHUD

 

I need to study again to see which frequencies I am allowed to use.

 

I mainly use it only during Emergencies.

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OK I have found a cool site but am still working out the bugs.

 

Echolink affords a way to communicate with HAM internet and your computer via VoIP.

 

Does anyone here know about port forwarding?

ECHOLINK

 

This may help.

http://www.echolink.org/firewall_solutions.htm

 

If you use DSL you will have to call them to open the ports. If you use a typical home network such as Linksys with a cable connection etc.. you can open them yourself. Good luck.

 

DE: N4NNX

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What I'm considering is setting up a range of "net frequencies", whereby we can ragchew about interesting cache's ect. Would any of you out there, be interested in exploring this?

 

Given the distance they can communicate and the hardships of UHF in the woodline, how far are you thinking they will travel? I would say 1-2 miles maybe more mountain to mountain. Encouraging the wife to take her test, would be time better spent... IMHO :anitongue:

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OK I have found a cool site but am still working out the bugs.

 

Echolink affords a way to communicate with HAM internet and your computer via VoIP.

 

Does anyone here know about port forwarding?

ECHOLINK

 

This may help.

http://www.echolink.org/firewall_solutions.htm

 

If you use DSL you will have to call them to open the ports. If you use a typical home network such as Linksys with a cable connection etc.. you can open them yourself. Good luck.

 

DE: N4NNX

 

Been there and have the ports open.

 

I been through days of techs and it still will not work.

I am at wits end but will continue to try to solve the problem.

We are even running the linksys on passthrough.

 

I will figure it out someday.

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Saw the HamHud at TAPR this weekend - really kewl!!!!

 

The new Kenwood 710 line of radios shows a lot of promise as well.

 

If people are interested in a net, we have a large system here in CT that has Echolink and IRLP up and running.

 

We can set a net time here, if there is interest.

 

This would let all license class operators participate.

 

Jonathan - KB1KIX

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Saw the HamHud at TAPR this weekend - really kewl!!!!

 

The new Kenwood 710 line of radios shows a lot of promise as well.

 

If people are interested in a net, we have a large system here in CT that has Echolink and IRLP up and running.

 

We can set a net time here, if there is interest.

 

This would let all license class operators participate.

 

Jonathan - KB1KIX

The kenwood tm D700A/G & th D7A/G , ts2000 all have aprs build in them they make for real good aprs machines. :)

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