Village:The Northern Quarter
This is the village where Maker Space members (of Newcastle and Gateshead) and friends will be gathering.
- Flat caps optional
- Being nice un-optional
- If you really must be on fire the please do it responsibly.
This year we will be extending the gazebo "chillout" area, bringing more radio equipment to demonstrate and experiment with, the original PDT (power distribution tent) returns after repair, and there will be tea. Lots of tea. We are big on tea.
Adding EMFs to EMF
Since last time when Alistair surreptitiously placed a LoRa station behind one of the orange "Loos" we've been working on our EM field creating abilities by reviving 3 dormant radio amateurs and creating 3 shiny new ones which means we can play with all that nifty spectrum and plan to provide some toys for use across the site.
Currently assuming the OFCOM gods smile at us then we're planning to have:
- Brandmeister linked DMR repeater providing 2 timeslots across the site (sorry it wont reach Tesco)
- DAPNET Paging Transmitter
Of course we're hoping to add some Makeresque (is that a word?) facilities around these and potentially some additional systems so check back for any announcements ;-)
If you think you might want to try out the repeater then grab yourself an amateur foundation license before emf (they can now be taken on line courtesy of the RSGB) and a DMR radio off one of the auction sites (a cheapie Baofeng will be just fine so long as its Tier 2 DMR capable)