ExplorOz UHF Network on Increase

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 18:53
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The ExplorOz radio network on UHF looks like increasing by 100% tomorrow at 6pm in Adelaide.
That's advertising and pollie speak code for the fact that Dean has promised to come up on air tommorrow at 6pm on Ch 10 also.
So there will be two members on air which is a 100% increrase on last time.
Good Eh??
So join in the fun. Hear from you tomorrow evening.

Camper
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 19:08

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 19:08
This tickles the memory stick and I think back to 1976 when I bought my first 4wd.

I also borrowed enough money to buy a Royce CB/Radio/Cassette player.

We used to call up other CB users.

Met some weird peope LOL
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 21:01

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 21:01
"We used to call up other CB users.

Met some weird peope LOL"

Now, we have EO.........

Wierd Wolf
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 21:06

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 21:06
Yes indeed :o)
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 19:09

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 19:09
You guys with an interest in radio might care to consider Amateur Radio? A new category of licence has (very) recently been introduced which means you no longer have to have lots of technical knowledge to gain an Amateur Licence - it's so new that nobody seems to have a decent website about it yet - except the Scouts:

http://www.scouts.com.au/autopage.asp?iStoryID=6663&iShellID=675

Amateur Radio, even at the new Foundation Licence level, will allow you to use some serious comms gear which will get you all across Australia and the world. The kit is a lot cheaper than a Codan and will give you many more people to talk to and learn from - where ever you are :)

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 19:17

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 19:17
Another link:

http://www.amateurradio.com.au/foundation/
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:20

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:20
Wow, over 100 new hams a month expected, and young ones, so fantastic it sends a shiver through me. It just goes to show the interest was out there but it was just too damn hard for some. Lets hope band behaviour doesn't go pear shaped...some may say it already has.

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:31

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:31
oh and by the way congratulations on the new licence level...you advanced amateur you...heheh..hahaha
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:40

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:40
>you advanced amateur you

Likewise :)

>Lets hope band behaviour doesn't go pear shaped...some
>may say it already has.

No way. I'm regularly on 2m and have spoken to many Foundation Licence newbies (not much on HF atm due to conditions) and without exception I have found them to be, pleasant, sociable people - unlike a few 2 letter callsigns in Melbourne I could mention...?

It was too hard. I've been in this business for 30+ years and I didn't find it a walk-over when I took my exam about 4 years ago and we won't even mention Morse!

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 21:57

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 21:57
What a great idea, I will take it up immediately, after starting my study many times, and never finishing, this is the licence for me.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:48

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:48
We'll look forward to chatting with you on air David :)

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:19

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 14:19
Not a bad selection of useful freqs with the foundation licence

3.5 - 3.7 MHz
7.0 - 7.3 MHz
21.0 - 21.450 MHz
28.0 - 29.700 MHz
144 - 148 MHz
430 - 450 MHz

Well worth the two days to get the licence

Man, I'm not in the business and it took me a year of study as a young fellow back in 79 and no bloody multiple choice back then. Long live the hobby
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 16:54

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 16:54
Hey Mike, have a look at this one, someone on ebay with a foundation licence pushing their weight around. scroll down and read the messages.
I think the licence has gone to his head.

radio scrap
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 17:26

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 17:26
Thank God he didn't decide to join the police force instead! And that's a fact :)

Mike Harding
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Reply By: old mate - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:30

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:30
Was wondering what location will you be transmitting from? Just a rough indication will do.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:28

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:28
Ditto
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 18:54

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 18:54
4.8 nautical miles south west of Ditto to be exact.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 19:03

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 19:03
is this the man



Ditto
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 19:06

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 19:06
No Ray His left arm was raised in an act of quasi-defiance
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:04

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:04
The Del (Delete) button was invented by Bill Gates Himself for the likes of you cootas.

Another fine American invention if ever there was one.

Billy should get the revolutionary, innovative thinkers award of the centuary for that effort.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:19

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:19
> Just a rough indication will do

Ahhh yes I see the problem, we were not rough enough for you.

Unfortunately it is not in our upbringing to deal with "rough indications" or "rough characters" for that matter. The people from the west are pure breed and deal with pure facts.

We are not the weakest link

Good night
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 01:17

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 01:17
HI Guys,
Just reading through some of the recent discussions on this topic and feel we need to re-clarify that we haven't been asked to support the idea of establishing a radio network, rather we have been asked (and support in theory) the use of "ExplorOz - 'screen-name" as a UHF callsign by Members of ExplorOz for use when travelling. We were happy with the idea if it was used in a practical manner to identify oneself and others.
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:00

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:00
I'd get on to the UHF Ch 10 in ADL too if I had more notice of your 'dates' I don't get onto EO every day and if you only give one days notice.. I'm usually readingabout it one or 2 fdays after the event.. Hope you both haqd fun chatting to EO
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:55

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:55
HI Coyote,
I sent the following post in response to one by Michelle which said they would be notifying new members of the radio protocol:

"After my little experiments I am of the opinion that a standard calling time each day of say 6.00pm using the calling channel Ch11 and then moving to a channel which is agreed to by anyone who responds may be the way to go.
After the conversation return to Ch11 and call again.
What do you think?"

This means that if we happen to be on the road ( or for that matter sitting in the vehicle) at that time any day we can put out a call or listen to see if any one is on air no matter where we are.
I tried this out this week in the South at Starfish Hill and in Deep Creek Cons Park with no success,. I really didn't expect any but it was worth a try just to experiment with the idea.
So I'll post to this effect if I receive a positive reply from Michell and hear from you on UHF at 6pm some time soon?

Of course there is no reason at all why anyone can't call at any time of the day but an arranged time might mean a no of members are listening out for contact.

Camper
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:50

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 10:50
How about an official CTCSS tone so those that live in populated areas don't have to listen to all the garbage. Unfortunately it will exclude those with radios who don't have this function but it allows that option for those who wish to take advantage of it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 11:04

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 11:04
That excludes me too Mad Dog
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 11:23

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 11:23
Yes but there's no complusion to use it. It allows stations to have the tone programmed into the radio all set to go if they should decide to use it.
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