Henderson KY Winlink Gateway

Henderson Kentucky Winlink 2000 Gateway 145.010


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wouxun KG-UV20R Dual-Band Mobile NEWS

The Wouxun KG-UV20R Dual-Band Mobile is it for real? Will it be a good value for a radio? Will it do packet? A lot of questions and maybe the will be answered soon if the news from www.wouxun.us is correct.

Wouxun has released a limited number of the mobile radio to dealers.
These samples are not FCC Certified yet and do not have
the required 2.5 kHz tuning step required for 2013 regulations.

 It would be nice to have a value radio that could fill the needs of amateurs. I have had good results from the TYT UVF1 hand-held. I would be totaly surprised if this new mobile could do 9600baud packet. It should be able to do 1200 baud, but of course we will have to see. Check it out


Monday, June 25, 2012

Field Day 2012

Field Day 2012 was even better than last year. We had our setup problems but got them worked out fairly quickly. We had 2 HF radios running and also had a Packet Radio station connected to a HSMM system. We ran Winlink through a HSMM-Mesh node to a computer running the email server. This demo worked great! We tested the system several times and even sent small pictures. All in all we can setup in a disaster and have communication capabilities. This was a good test of our equipment. We used a Kenwood TS-50 and an Alinco DX-70TH for HF. An Icom IC-2000 was the packet radio. There were 2 WRT54G routers and 2 laptops. The antennas consisted of a Buddy pole and a home made 20m dipole and the packet station used a mag mount antenna upside down. We had 6 group 27 deep cycle batteries and a couple of 12v 7ah SLA batteries for the routers. We must not forget about all the good food and good teamwork, this is what Field Day is all about!

HF Station HSMM and Packet Station HSMM Antenna Food