[App_rpt-users] A "turnkey" solution for Allstar

Mickey Baker fishflorida at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 18:59:23 EDT 2013

 There are lots of "cheap" hams out here. An inordinately high
percentage of us are engineers who have been highly trained to guide our
actions around inflection points that give clues for optimization. We don't
fork over our hard earned cash easily.

That said, these services are likely a legitimate effort of someone to
profit from amateur radio. Good for them.  If they succeed, there will be
many more AllStar repeaters out there for us all to use and the overall
availability of the network will likely go up.

This is what capitalism is all about!

I wish them the very best success. May they live love and prosper.


Mickey N4MB

On Friday, April 19, 2013, pete M wrote:

> Does I qualify as an experimenter? Done a homebrew dstar repeater out of a
> tk 840 and a tk 860hg, a dvrptr, a thin client with a moded HD and used 2
> multicoupler lying around to build the needed duplexer?
> Or I took out the card rack out of a damaged VHF msr 2000 used the
> receiver, (built a small regulator to provice the 9.4 volts needed for the
> xtal circuit) took a maxtrac 300 did the power control mod to drop it to
> 700 mW, connected it to a msr 2000 vhf full duty PA. And connected it on my
> home made vhf duplexer built of 4 BP can moded to notch... And connected
> this maverlous thing to an allstar node!
> I am either a cheap bastard or someone that like to touch things..
> Envoyé de mon iPad
> Le 19 Apr 2013 à 16:11, "Kirk Just Kirk" <wb6egr at gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'wb6egr at gmail.com');>>
> a écrit :
> Ya think???
> How I would get on 440....get a Motorola mobile or handheld..program it or
> bitbang it into the ham band.Put it on the analyzer for final alignment for
> frequency and power out as well as RX sens.....
> Put 100 Watt Spectra/Syntor X-9000 and Maxtracs in car (no Riceboxes
> allowed in car)
> OK....for HF I do own a 14 year old Icom 706MKII-G and a Kenwood TS-590,
> wish I had my Swan 500 back.....
> How the Appliance op gets on 440....Hop in family hooptie, drive to AES or
> HRO.Buy a $50 baofeng/TYT/Wouxun. Ask dweeb behind counter to program it
> for you. Buy a MFJ magmount with connector already attached. Get on
> WINSYSTEM and ask for radio checks HOURLY. Announce your "First Personal"
> and that your on the side.Tell everyone how amazed you are that a little
> radio is making it all the way to Ohio and that they have your meter pegged
> and sound "wall to wall & treetop tall". For Christmas ask wife to buy you
> a Mirage LINEAR (with proper cables for the Chinese HT) you can REALLY be
> the big dawg in town.
> For birthday ask kids to buy you a Yaesu crackerbox mobile, have local
> stereo shop install trunklip antenna mount.Plug radio into cigarette
> lighter outlet...
> For Anniversary have wife buy you a Alinco HF rig and antenna tuner.
> Connect the Alinco to your left over 11 meter Super Skyraker 47Db gain
> Omnibeam and use the tuner to get it to work on 10/15/20/40 meters. (dont
> even THINK of making flat top wire dipoles).Don't even THINK of buying a
> old Swan/Drake/Kenwood/Trio rig..might have to actually FIX something...
> You can thank (my opinion) dingbats like "Gordon" for the store-bought
> "hams" on the air. i am VERY happy he doesnt sell pilots licenses....
> On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Mike <ipscone at msdsite.com> wrote:
> But that's not amateur radio.  Whatever happened to the "experiment" and
> "build" and "test".  Today, most of the new people don't know an antenna
> from a doughnut.  That's a sad commentary for where amateur radio has
> gone.
> > Well....for some thats a great option. Micro-Node International stuff is
> > well designed, can't go wrong there...
> > Companies that host your website charge,ISP's charge,VoIP service
> > providers
> > charge....
> >
> > I saw this one on line....A "Service" that allows you to use their WORLD
> > CLASS Elecraft K-3 (all 4 of them) remotely so you don't have to
> > install anything at your home.Just sign on, hammer down and be a "Big
> > Dawg".So what does this cost? (Kevlar underwear time)....
> > The "Package" starts at a Paultry $3000 a year (no transmit time
> included)
> > and goes all the way to $7000 a year (includes TX time and you can
> reserve
> > it for your contest time)......
> > Hows THAT for HAM radio with a dollar sign in mind????
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Jim Duuuude
> > <telesistant at hotmail.com>wrote:
> >
> >> For those who just *DONT* want to (or for some reason can't) go through
> >> the process
> >> of setting up a Linux system, dealing with its administration,
> >> configuring
> >> hardware, etc.,
> >> there is now a "hosted", subscription-based solution that, along with a
> >> Micro-Node International
> >> RTCM (Radio Thin Client Module) (or a generic Voter board), makes a nice
> >> "no-brainer" Allstar
> >> node installation.
> >>
> >> Attached is the "initial marketing blurb" from Micro-Node.
> >>
> >> Jim WB6NIL
> >>
> >> P.S. Sorry for this being a blatant advertisement regarding a for-pay
> >> service. It seemed appropriate.
> >> If you don't agree, please try not to send *TOO* many "flaming spears"
> >> in
> >> my direction :-) :-).
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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Mickey Baker, N4MB
Fort Lauderdale, FL
*“Tell me, and I will listen. Show me, and I will understand. Involve me,
and I will learn.” *Teton Lakota, American Indian Saying.
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