RevRadio2

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Project RevRadio2
Status In progress
Contact Crashjuh, Maxell
Last Update 2016-09-16

News

2015-11-06: PC installed for radio purposes, such as logging, SDR, digital communication and all other HAM stuff.
2016-03-24: PC reinstalled with better hardware and software configuration.
2016-08-21: We moved some computer gear to the VERON club, shifted some physical storage around and we added more permanent mains power.

Introduction

This project consists of several sub-projects related to radio reception and transmission at RevSpace.

Some projects are focused on radioamateur (HAM), while other projects will concentrate on LPD, PMR and 27mc. This because we also have users walking around who do not have a radio license and want to try radio-oriented projects

One of the projects we are starting today 13/03/2016 is (Packet radio) on 27MC.
For that we have put an vertical antenna on the roof of the SparkShack2.

Hardware

HF and below (0 - 30 MHz)

Radios

Yaesu FT-897D

Yaesu FT-897D, (Maxell PD1ODE)
Yaesu FT-897D with LDG Tuner, (Marcel PA7MB)

Antenna Tuners

Crashjuh PD2RVK is working on a hand tuner.

Antennas

Crashjuh PD2RVK, Ronald PA7RL and Marcel PA7MB have hung a folded dipole between two lantern poles above the SparkShack2. On 23 January, we will extensively test the antenna in this position and make adjustments where necessary. In the sequel, we will improve the structure so a fast and proper assembly and disassembly can take place.

11m MARC, 27mc CB (citizen band)

Radios

Midland-Alan 48+

Midland-Alan 48+, (Flok)

Antennas

1/2 golf GPA antenna on SparkShack2

PC hardware

Hostname: revradio2

  • Currently these PC is dedicated to HAM radio reception, transmission, logging, controlling and monitoring.
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2,40GHz. (with 4 GB memory)

To start the PC:

  • Send magic WoL packet: 'wakeonlan -i 10.42.255.255 00:1e:c9:5b:75:e1'
  • Wait for machine to come up: 'ping -c 75 10.42.63.12'
  • SSH into machine: 'ssh revradio@10.42.63.12'

Network

Machine has fixed DHCP @ 10.42.63.12 (MAC 00:1e:c9:5b:75:e1)

  • Listens on SSH port 22 both at v4 and v6!