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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:38 pm

Kenny,
A long shot...a shortish video sequence I shot at the windmill. When I tested the link it downloaded the file...which you can then play.

http://dbray.no-ip.org:83/mill.wmv
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Post by g7vja on Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:16 am

Duncan
i played it online,bit sluggish but watchable,
then i downloaded it and watched it again.hi
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Post by g4mki on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:19 am

Hi Kenny,
Had I thought about it a bit more I could have zipped it up and put it in /g7vja.
I have another which was shot inside the windmill when we raised the outboard end of the wind shaft by 25mm to stop the ends of the sails clipping one corner of the mill tower....but it runs to several GBytes in 2 sequences. We had to haul a very heavy wooden beam into the cap, through the sack hoist traps in the centre of the mill to support the hydraulic jack used for the job as we were lifting about 4 tonnes (with the sails attached). The video needs an edit...it gets a bit boring!  Sleep   Shows the millwright, who helped us, climbing up a sail to replace the aluminium flashing over the main bearing. monkey
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:59 am

Kenny,
On the index page of my updated family tree, I have added a link to Alan Stuart Tilley's blog. It is a very well illustrated work of his, researched over the last 5 years or so...http://stuarttilleygenealogy.blogspot.co.uk
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:27 pm

Duncan
ok on the new link to your index page
some good reading there.

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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:35 pm

Change of topic
I see on APRSUK Yahoo group  messages it is starting to get heated
when they start being rude and big headed and think they are the i know  everything man.
Steve layed out hows the rules are,but they still wont accept it
now its gone over to who can and cannot change the Wireless Telegraphy Act.

Steve said to me he will not get involved as they all seem to know more than he does,
although he has only being dealing with NoV's etc for the last 22 Years.
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Post by g4mki on Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:40 pm

OK Kenny,
I had several very nice emails for Steve after my APRSUK comments.
I also let him know that I will be installing GSM shutdown on my pi shortly.
He thinks it unlikely that there will be any further change with the APRS requirements. It seems that the repeaters will be the next 'sector' in the firing line.
I haven't even looked at APRSUK since Steve posted his reply to me. I contacted Steve via email. He sent me a couple of replies to put me in the picture.
He seemed quite chuffed with you! Blocking the stations you have...good for you!
Even though he knows a significant number of M3's etc are operating gateways,
at the end of the day it is up to AROS/Ofcom to deal with it. All we can do is either, politely remind them by email or report them to AROS.
He has been trying to get some column inches about the need to stick to 12.5kHz channel spacing in RadCom, but so far his requests have fallen on deaf ears.
There are bound to be a number of die-hards amongst the APRS fraternity, Steve accepts that. You can lead a horse to water.....
I didn't mention to Steve that there might be ways and means within the NoV application form, a declaration from the applicant for example, that their transmitting equipment was 12.5kHz compliant. I told him mine was in the debate which followed my re-application for MB7UEK 2 years ago.
I've been told to email Steve if I have any further concerns, he is retired now and the pressure is less.
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:44 pm

Kenny,
Steve often gets over-ruled by Ofcom over NoV applications...sometimes they know better than he does! It is not all one-way traffic by any means
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:24 pm

Hi Duncan
Steve told me he has been overuled many times by Ofcom
i gave Steve some MB7 callsigns that i had blocked (make me sound like a packet policeman,but i am not).
my concern was am i in breach of my Licence terms by allowing unlicenced stations through my gateway & T2server,the only answer was a big Yes

a couple o the MB7 node callsign had never been issued,
that caught his attention.
example was GB7BA packet node
Steve was told ages ago the they had lost the site it was on
and had closed down
GB7CIP-5 has a working link to it.

have a read of the last dozen email on the APRSUK site.
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:58 pm

Hi Kenny,
My last message to APRSUK was the first in that thread...it is still going strong (around 50+) without me making further contribution. Talk about a hornets nest...Steve won't intervene again...
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:56 pm

Hello Duncan
give it a couple of days then it should calm down after all the insults have worn off.
that Rob M0what ever his call, is very out spoken and rude with his replies,
suprised Jeff G8HUL did not go around too his house and deck him.
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:49 pm

Hi Duncan
Next couple of days my internet & phone will be on & off.
BT have confirmed there is a fault outside in the road\junction box or in the local exchange at Clovelly.
when the house phone rings all we hear is data on the line and it also disconnects my router.
with my router turned off the noise is still on the line,so i can eliminate any fault at my end.
so the link to G4MKI-5 will be hit and miss for a couple of days.
leave yours running i will catch up..
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:13 pm

OK Kenny,
Will do, can't be helped. Thanks for letting me know.
I have just got linbpq running in Mint without any RF ports setup. Purely as an experiment. No problems at all so far, both ./linbpq and ./x86BPQAPRS running in terminal windows as G4MKI-11:HBAY. +PMS/CHAT.
There is a COM port on the Dell desktop and my Kantronics PacketCommunicator 3 TNC sitting on top of the IC-701 psu..connected to nothing, so I may setup a port. When I tried to run something in Windows using the COM port it didn't seem to want to know...I can fiddle with the settings in the BIOS, so I might have a go. For some reason it is COM3 (dev/ttyS2), from memory.

I may have told you already. When BT installed my broadband upgrade they connected my line in their cabinet to the wrong terminals. They swore blind that the problem was my end! Took 2 days to convince them to come out and check the line.
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:17 am

Hi Duncan
Nothing happening with BT yet,not had any disconnections.
lucky my broadband is with Demon who are now part of Vodaphone
but the phone is with BT
re tnc
i have spare TNC's but not enough radios to put them on
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:10 pm

Hi Kenny,
I've got an old IC-240 but that is 25kHz channel spacing and a couple of hand-helds which could be run on low power and a dipole!, one of those is 25k the other 12.5k. I am not even thinking of using the 708MkII on anything except HF.
Well the last time BT came out here to repair a fault opposite, they couldn't find their manhole..Carol told them where it was the next day when they came back in force with a search party. Under long grass by the slow sign more or less opposite our house.
The Fire Brigade are even worse. One summer some kids set fire to the hay left in the field opposite by the farmer. The Fire Brigade drove the appliance into the field to start pumping water onto the fire and ran out of water. They hadn't a clue where the hydrant was to fill up again. That too is by a telephone manhole further up the road..We had to show them. Now, all our local lanes have FH in yellow paint written on the tarmac near the curb. So, now, when we have roadworks, they come out in the appliance with a pot of paint and a stencil and re-mark them.
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:41 pm

Hi Duncan
came across this Dutch CB Aprs node website
lots of Amateur callsigns on there
are they the real thing or pirated, note the node Alias's
Amateur Aprs & CB Aprs do not mix.
http://aprs.x-6.nl/?n=plugin/node&mode=nodes

this is one example of why i block stations on T2England.
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Post by g4mki on Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:32 pm

Hi Kenny,
Yes I've a;ready seen the lists from your email to the reflector. Need to look through my own nodes listing to see if there is anything odd there.
Last time there was a problem..the CB0's that were trying to use BPQ32 to link to our nodes through me were actually causing my BPQ32 to crash. Perhaps they have modified whatever software they are using.
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Post by g4mki on Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi Kenny,
My internet went off about 4 hours ago...just come back online
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Post by g7vja on Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:07 pm

Duncan,
i know that feeling,waiting for the router to start flashing again...hi
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Re: General Chat

Post by g7vja on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:22 am

Hi Duncan
The Danish station never got back to me regarding connecting to Euro.aprs2.net
oh well, his loss
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:03 pm

OK Kenny,
You were the obvious person to know what was possible and how.
I have been reading the xr32 help files, WX, DX etc...
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Post by g7vja on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:42 pm

Hi Duncan
from the ukrepeater website,posted yesterday
PACKET NODES
All the GB7 nodes that have renewed in the last year or two are now using MB7Nnn callsigns
so there shouldn't be any GB7nn nodes on air.
GB7nn indicates DV repeaters

why allocate the GB7 calls to another mode that no-one really uses
should have give the DV sites a MB7D?? Call
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Post by g4mki on Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:24 pm

Hi Kenny,
I don't know who dreamt up that one, but logic rarely prevails.
Before my MB7UEK call was released, I was canvassed for an opinion as to whether the 'new' gateways should be MB7 or GB7.

I have been playing around with the code in xr32 index.htm. I have included Local WX, which provides the current local condx in an easy to read listing.
A have also re-activated DX to read the MB7UEK DX listing.
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Post by g7vja on Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:52 pm

Duncan, I like the WX link
still debating whether to buy a WX Station
also like the DX page.
my MB7UFO Igate & Digi is part of my T2England javAPRSSrvr server,setup for com1 using AGW,so i do not get a list like yours,
xr32 only gets a DX list from stations that i link with.
in your DX list you have MB7UKS-1 & MB7URP
both are expired calls.  affraid

GB7U call would have been better than MB7U
we are slowly loosing the GB for english data modes.
Steve did say to me that the BBS callsigns will remain GB7
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Re: General Chat

Post by g4mki on Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:55 pm

Thanks Kenny,
Blocked MB7UKS-1 & MB7URP on port 3. They were already blocked on port 1.
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