I have dabbled around with DMR & DStar and did not enjoy the modeS and digital audio from them.
Around the Fenland area Fusion Radio is taking off big time.
I felt i was missing out .I sold an Icom IC-706mk1 at the Wythall Radio rally and purchased a Yaesu FTM-100D.
In the Fenland area we are lucky.We have a number of Links on 2m,70cm and Fusion repeaters.
The newest repeater is GB3PC located in Peterborough. Run by Danny M0RHG and John 2E0JDK.
John and Danny have created a new room called the United Kingdom Room.
A number of local amateurs use this link, but it is gaining popularity with stations further affield.
Another room which is popular is CQ UK.This room is very busy.
This page is being worked on so watch this space !
I started using 4m back in around 1982 when it was given to class B amateurs.
My first radio was a PYE Westminster.Power output was 12 watts and the antenna was a dipole.
Later i added a preamp to boost receive signals and put up an HB9CV beam antenna.
4m Band Plan
Now more countries and people are using 4m. Please don't block the calling channel with your QSO. If you have a synthesized rig, there really is no excuse for not QSY-ing. If a lack of crystals mean that you can't find a clear channel, then please be considerate if you stay on 70.45: keep the overs short, and listen carefully between them for other stations trying to call in.
Equipment i am using now
An Anytone AT-588 68 - 88mhz
My other 4m Rig is a Key KME80
For 4m SSB i am using a Icom IC 7100. Antenna half wave dipole.
There is a Parrot Repeater and Echolinks on 4m.
A Parrot repeater stores and forwards your audio and replays it on the same frequency.
MB7FM in Tring ON AIR Again 30/07/2017
News on MB7PA. I have been informed MB7PA has been closed down
If you want any more information on 4m try this web site.
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