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DISRUPTION TO SERVICE at the Perth Gateway – update

Posted in Amateur Radio by gm4uls on April 11, 2013
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I have isolated the problem, thanks to advice both from Peter EI4JR (who originally supplied the reconditioned PC on which I have been running the gateway software) and a very helpful guy at the Virgin Media helpline. To cut a long story short, I have replaced an old Belkin 54g wireless router, which was faling to connect to the laptops around our house, with a brand new Apple AirPort Extreme router. That has solved the domestic issues perfectly, which has had to be my first consideration, because my daughter is in the middle of a BSc course and my wife is a writer. However, the old PC and the router won’t talk to each other. By process of elimination, and thanks to Peter’s advice, the most probable cause of the present problem is that the PC and the router work at vastly different speeds.

At some time in the near future I shall be going along to my local PC World, explaining the problem to them, and buying a new internet card for the PC – if they have one. If they don’t, then I’m afraid the only alternative is for me to save up for a new(er) PC. I will keep you informed.

Paul
sysop GM6MEN-L

DISRUPTION TO SERVICE at the Perth Gateway

Posted in Amateur Radio by gm4uls on April 9, 2013
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THE PERTH GATEWAY IS OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO INTERNET CONNECTION PROBLEMS. 

EVERY EFFORT IS BEING MADE TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND TO BRING THE LINK BACK INTO SERVICE.

GM6MEN-L operating schedule for w/c 7th April 2013

Posted in Amateur Radio by gm4uls on April 7, 2013
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHEDULE MAY BE DISRUPTED AT ANY TIME THIS WEEK FOR MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT.

Planned schedule for the coming week is as follows:

Sunday 7th  – normal*

Monday 8th  – probable late operation

Tuesday 9th – normal

Wednesday 10th – normal

Thursday 11th – normal

Friday 12th – normal

Saturday 13th – off

PLEASE CHECK FOR AMENDED SCHEDULE ON A DAILY BASIS.

If you hear voice idents (female, American accent) you will know that Echoproducersoftware is being used. If you hear only CW idents or voice idents with a male voice you will know that basic Echolink sysop software is being used. The latter is more likely until I can get a more up-to-date second-hand PC.

* ‘normal’ means operation at least during the ‘core time’ of 1600z to 2000z. On Wednesdays, if the Perth ARC is meeting, operation continues to 2200z.

GM6MEN-L operating schedule for w/c 31st March 2013

Posted in Amateur Radio by gm4uls on April 1, 2013
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Planned schedule for the coming week is as follows:

Sunday 31st  – late operation

Monday 1st April  – normal*

Tuesday 2nd – off

Wednesday 3rd – normal

Thursday 4th – normal

Friday 5th – normal

Saturday 6th – normal

PLEASE CHECK FOR AMENDED SCHEDULE ON A DAILY BASIS.

If you hear voice idents (female, American accent) you will know that Echoproducer software is being used. If you hear only CW idents or voice idents with a male voice you will know that basic Echolink sysop software is being used. The latter is more likely until I can get a more up-to-date second-hand PC.

* ‘normal’ means operation at least during the ‘core time’ of 1600z to 2000z. On Wednesdays, if the Perth ARC is meeting, operation continues to 2200z.