Rallies Regenerative Repeaters: Amateur Radio Links
Rallies Regenerative Repeaters – amateur radio links to help you in the hobby.
- Rallies – RSGB rallies page: http://rsgb.org/main/news/rallies/
- 12AT7 Regen. 1 Tube All Bander: http://www.w7ekb.com/glowbugs/rx/Regens/12AT7/12at7_regen.html
- AA8V Twinplex Regenerative Receiver: http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phys/latta/ee/twinplex/l1l2/twinplexl1l2.html
- AA8V Twinplex Regenerative Receiver (coils): http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phys/latta/ee/twinplex/schematic/twinplexschematic.html#tickler
- Article with construction notes: www.nutsvolts.com/magazine/article/may2015_Whipple
- H.A.C. short wave kits: http://www.wftw.nl/hac.html
- VK6FH design for a 12AU7 Regen’ Receiver http://www.vk6fh.com/vk6fh/12au7regen.htm
- YouTube video by VK3YE: https://youtu.be/orSlJ9oJ3d0
- UKFM Group Western, the UK’s largest repeater group: http://www.ukfmgw.co.uk/
- UK amateur radio repeaters: https://www.ukrepeater.net/
- CCS7 User Database: http://www.mw0mwz.co.uk/dmrusers.php
- DMR and D-Star central registration system for different Digital Voice services for Amateur Radio: https://register.ham-digital.org/
- DMR Brandmeister dashboard: https://brandmeister.network/
- DMR Advanced Database Search: https://www.radioid.net/database/search#!
- DMR Phoenix Live Monitor: http://www.dmr-uk.net/index.php/uk-live-monitor/
- DMR Phoenix Dashboard: http://phoenix-f.opendmr.net/ipsc/#
- DV4mini image supporting RPi3B+ https://www.k2dls.net/blog/2018/05/04/dv4mini-image-supporting-rpi3b/
- PiStar.UK – Pi-Star Digital Voice Software: http://www.pistar.uk/index.php
What is amateur radio?
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service. As a licensed amateur radio operator, you are permitted to transmit and receive radio signals on frequency bands allocated for use by amateur radio amateurs. Amateur radio operators use these designated bands of radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. A 1910 announcement by the then HM Postmaster General licensed “experimental wireless”, which still uniquely gives radio amateurs the ability to innovate without commercial or statutory controls even in the closely regulated environment of the 21st century. Amateur radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.
Amateur radio operators use the amateur radio bands for a variety of purposes:
- Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships,
- Competing in international competitions to test the effectiveness of their equipment and their skill as a radio operator,
- Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs
- Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station),
- Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to maintain that capability.
There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.