PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by Admiral » 09 May 2011, 18:32

In my opinion none of the VoIP stuff has anything to do with amateur radio (and I include 446 and CB in that).

Internet gateways suck.

Not for me thanks.
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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by wind in the antenna » 09 May 2011, 20:11

It's got nothing to do with radio apart from the fact that it relies on radio at both ends in order to make it work :roll:

It's not for everybody I know, but I think it adds a bit of fun, interest and usefulness to an already diverse hobby.

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by Admiral » 10 May 2011, 06:26

wind in the antenna wrote:It's got nothing to do with radio apart from the fact that it relies on radio at both ends in order to make it work :roll:

It's not for everybody I know, but I think it adds a bit of fun, interest and usefulness to an already diverse hobby.
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Good luck to everyone who uses a gateway and has fun doing so, and even more good luck to those that set one up, they can be a right bitch to get correct.

Anyone who can squeeze the last ounce of enjoyment from amateur radio (and again, I include 446 and CB in my definition of amateur radio, that's why I'm here because it is a very open minded forum and doesn't flame licensed users that admit to using 11m) should be encouraged.

It's just that having a landline as a repeater isn't for me.
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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by MrWeetabix » 10 May 2011, 08:39

I think Gateways are a good project for people to play with radios and computers. I don't personally have an issue with them and they can be good fun when the prop is low, but only if all the stations are using a radio to access the system, its not quite right if you're using an app on a PC/Device, unless you're abroad and want to talk to your friends back home of course!

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Re: PMR446 & 27Mhz Gateway (eQSO & FRN) help and chat

Post by francisuk22 » 04 Dec 2012, 22:18

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