Last weekend at Shmoocon, [Travis Goodspeed] presented his reverse engineering of the Tytera MD380 digital handheld radio –
If you are heading North
Gold Coast DMR repeater up and running.
438.8125 MHz, offset -7 MHz
If you have one of these delightful radios, you will find that there is new firmware available to update the three on-board systems. It is suggested that you read the instructions at least twice before embarking on the updates.
Note also, there is a glitch in new system:
When APRS Mute is turned on the complete radio is muted and not just the APRS band. So you need to turn off APRS Mute by click on the Setting menu and then Radio Menu Settings menu. Then in the setting screens click on APRS and then change APRS Mute to Off.
On Australia Day, Australian amateur radio operators are allowed to use the special call sign prefix AX in lieu of the normal VK prefix. For NSW amateurs the special prefix is AX2 followed by letters of your callsign.
Celebrate Australia Day on Tuesday 26th January 2016 by using the AX prefix call sign.
Wireless Institute of Australia Merit Awards
The WIA Board at its discretion makes awards to members for their contribution to Amateur Radio. These are announced at WIA’s Annual Conference, to be held in May on Norfolk Island.
IARU Region 3 Newsletter issued
A tribute to retired International Amateur Radio Region 3 Director Peter Lake ZL2AZ who has served since 2005 and held other positions earlier has been paid by its Chairman, Gopal Madhavan VU2GMN.
GlobalSET 2015 a great success – lessons to be learnt
The Simulated Emergency Test to measure the disaster readiness of Amateur Radio involved 38 countries and four others who recognised its importance but could not take part this time.
EME or Moon Bounce began 70 years ago
The United States Army was the first to bounce a radio signal off the Moon, and the site is now part of the Information Age Science History Museum and Learning Centre.
WIA supports move on NBN interference complaints
A technical solution to fix spurious emissions that sometimes come from the National Broadband Network or NBN fixed wireless network has been found.
Wireless Institute of Australia – http://www.wia.org.au
Interesting article about an early amateur.
All the latest on DMR is here: VK_ZL_DMR-3rd-Newsletter-2015
South Metropolitan Region Scouts have advised that there will be
within the Scout Hall grounds for the periods
15 to 21 December 2015
31 December to 15 January 2016
See Inverted F Antenna.