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Amateur Radio

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Description Ham radio at its finest!
Contact User:Plett
Activities Demonstrations of Amateur Radio communication and possibly some contesting.
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Relevant interests
Badge, Electronics, Open Source Software, Radio, Raspberry Pi
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Name Arrival Departure Bringing
Alistair Thu Aug 30 18:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00 Anycast DNS node for EMF-IX (contact me if you want to slave before we arrive)

Yaesu 857

Ben / m6ubc a pile of BF888s, a uk business simple licence
Calum WSPR Thu Aug 30 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00
Dominic Cleal Thu Aug 30 20:00 Mon Sep 3 12:00 Radio + portable contesting equipment
Geo Thu Aug 30 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00 curiosity, Concertina & music
hibby Thu Aug 30 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00 buckfast, Scottish people, a bizarre sense of enthusiasm
Jenny G0VQH Fri Aug 31 12:00 Sat Sep 1 14:00 Portsdown Tx, Minitiouner Rx, FT897, LimeSDR Mini, Antennas
Jon Fautley (M0NGY) Fri Aug 31 12:00 Sun Sep 2 16:00 If I have it and we need it, I'll bring it
Jon Hadley (M6JNY) Ultimate3/3S QRSS/WSPR kit. Twilight Struggle. Camping tables.
Josh M0JMO Fri Aug 31 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00
Mark Tanner (M0MTT) Thu Aug 30 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00 Various VHF and UHF kit. Tools and wires and things. Probably some outdoor LED lights like last time.

Also my 10 year old daughter, Sally. (M6LHY).

Marrold (2E0SIP) Hopefully a DMR and Analogue Gateway, bridged together.

A tent Good times

Mex Fri Aug 31 22:00 Baofeng uv-b5
Michael Cullen Fri Aug 31 12:00 Mon Sep 3 12:00 Myself, maybe a bit of radio gear, maybe just possibly some electronics
Nigel G0NGL Fri Aug 31 12:00 Mon Sep 3 11:00 FT817, mains psu, data interface & laptop. Can bring other stuff if needed.
Paul Gibson MØTZO Thu Aug 30 16:00 Sun Sep 2 0:00 DMR & D-Star Amateur Radios, APRS Tracker, Projector (3200 lumens)
Paul Lettingon M0PLL Thu Aug 30 16:00 Mon Sep 3 12:00 APRS digipeater, a crate of half finished projects
Peter Roberts M0STK Fri Aug 31 12:00 Mon Sep 3 6:00 16A socket, 12A sockets, power cable

CAT5E cable + crimper + ends

Board games:

Scythe + invaders from afar and wind gambit extensions

Sally Dagger (M6LHY) Fri Aug 31 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00 A camera and my 43 year old dad!
Simon Fairbourn (M0TTE) Fri Aug 31 10:00 Sun Sep 2 18:00 Some radio kit - portable SOTA set-up.
Simon Leach Thu Aug 30 17:00 Mon Sep 3 12:00 Tent for me and a spare, small gazebo, Gas hob, table, computer & monitor, laptop, usb sdr, 25 m (I think) power cable, 40m Ethernet cable. Plus other things.
Tim Kerby Thu Aug 30 18:00 Mon Sep 3 10:00 My wife, Stephanie, for our first wedding anniversary. Also some radio and LoraWAN gear.
tj Thu Aug 30 0:00 Mon Sep 3 0:00 chaos, blinkenlights, mystery, entertainment
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Back for our third EMFCamp, the EMFHams Amateur Radio village will hopefully be bringing along a big mast to talk to the world, a special event callsign, some satellite gear, an APRS digipeater/igate and a voice repeater - all of which will be available for demonstration. Come along and see what we do.


Special Event Callsigns

Amateur Radio Village will be operating a special event station: GB2EMF
NoV Holder is MM0MRU

Local Comms

433.425 NFM / 145.425 NFM (If in use by other Amateurs then please try 145.450 / 433.450)

EMF Hub - an Amateur Radio 'Bridge'

We intend to have an Analogue FM and DMR 'Gateway' on site. These will be bridged together, allowing analogue and DMR users to communicate. The gateways will also be linked to various RF and RoIP based networks, allowing amateurs around the world to connect the onsite gateways and chat with attendees.

The system is already live and accepting connections from the various networks, so attendees can get to know each other and start planning for EMF 2018. Please note, the system is still being tested, so there may be the occasional blip.

For more information see EMF_Hub_-_Amateur_Radio_'Bridge' or visit the EMF Hub Webpage

We are looking for volunteers familiar with web design and programming to create some 'cool stuff'. Get in touch!

Unscheduled Activities

It is RSGB SSB Field Day on the Saturday and Sunday. Even if we don't want to try hard, we should submit any contacts that we make so others can score points.

Scheduled Sessions

It would be really great to have a few scheduled sessions per day - maybe 1 an hour from 12-6, covering different aspects of the hobby and demonstrating the hardware, techniques and possibilities.

We should bring a whiteboard or poster to say when they're happening and what it's on!


Time Subject Lead Hardware


Time Subject Lead Hardware
18:00 2m contest near obelisk Dominic (M0DLX) /P VHF gear


We'll probably try to listen to the GB2RS news at some point during the Sunday, probably one of the morning HF transmissions.

Time Subject Lead Hardware
13:00 2m contest near obelisk (1-3pm) Dominic (M0DLX) /P VHF gear


Let's coordinate what we're bringing. Stations, Accessories and bits and bobs.

We'll need lots of feeder cable!



Do we want a dedicated base station doing V/UHF Voice?

Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Radio Kenwood D710GE 2/70 rig with APRS Jon (M0NGY)
Mast/Antenna Support
Digital Voice
Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Radio Connect Systems CS-580 UHF DMR Rig I will leave in the tent for demonstrations etc 2E0SIP
Radio Motorola DM4000 UHF DMR Rig which can be left setup in the tent as well... M0NGY

irl from ScotCon was talking about bringing a 44net packet data gateway.

Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Interface Cable
Mast/Antenna Support

We are going to have an APRS Digipeater and iGate running on site. If you have anything which can send or receive APRS packets, please bring it, it will be a lonely little digipeater if it has no traffic to pass.

Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Radio Kenwood TM-251E Fanless 5/10/50W 2m rig with its own laptop style 12v PSU Paul M0PLL
TNC Direwolf
Interface Cable G4ZLP box radio in, usb out Paul M0PLL
PC a crap old laptop I'd normally use a Pi, but this lets me run xastir or similar for demonstrations Paul M0PLL
Antenna Diamond X-30 clone A white stick which does 3dBi at 2m Paul M0PLL
Mast/Antenna Support the emfhams gazebo and cable ties! That should be enough height to cover the site, and I haven't got anything taller


Please list below any HF Hardware you are bringing and what you'd like to try and use it for. I (Hibby) have listed out some essentials and left the ones I can't provide blank so we know it's not currently coming. Please fill in the blanks!


Does this need to be a separate station from the HF Data station? Shall we schedule timeshare between the two?

Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Radio IC-706mkI HF+2m voice rig Dominic (M0DLX)
Radio FT857 HF Voice Rig Jon (M0NGY)
ATU LDG Z-11Pro II Antenna matcher Dominic (M0DLX)
Antenna BuddiPole w/Mast


Allows RF to be propogated Jon (M0NGY)
Mast/Antenna Support 10m? Aluminium Mast Putting stuff on Jon (M0NGY) / Dominic (M0DLX)

Target Modes: FT8, RTTY, PSK63... Hellschreiber?

Target Bands: 20m, 30m, 40m

Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Radio Yaesu 450D can also bring PSU Mat M0XPX
Modem/Interface Digimaster Pro 3 to link computer and radio Mat M0XPX
'Shack PC' Dell Something-or-other Hibby can bring a shack PC/screen/keys/mouse with FLDigi, WSJT-X and other requests. It will be running Debian hamradio blend as I help make it Hibby
ATU MFJ 949E ATU for 2x antennas Hibby
Antenna Sotabeams Triband Antenna Antenna for 20, 30, 40m Hibby
Mast/Support Sotabeams 7m Pole Support for triband Hibby


How are we going to get power from the Datenklo to our camp? Jon (M0NGY) will bring a 30m extension reel and as many 4/6 ways as can be shovelled into the car.

How are we going to distribute those electrons to our hardware to be converted to photons? M0NGY says: Most/all of my kit has PowerPole connectors. I will be bringing my PowerPole crimp tool, so if anyone wants to convert their equipment, I suggest buying some PP connectors ahead of time!


We should have have wired ethernet in the gazebo. There are going to be enough desktops and SIP phones etc which don't do wifi to make it worthwhile.

Paul M0PLL almost certainly has a spare switch lying around, does anyone have a long reel of cat5e and a bucket of patch leads? EMFCamp NOC is cool with up to 10 MACs per port without special arrangements.


Are we going to have Satellite communications on site? [We're next door to the AMSAT tent who will be doing it bigger and better than we can. --plett]

Hardware Description Purpose Owner
Mast/Antenna Support

Bringing your own hotspot or gateway

Since the last EMF Camp, digital and analogue hotspot usage has exploded. We're expecting there will be several on site, so we must coordinate on Frequencies and Colour Codes to ensure we don't interfere with each other, or even worse, create a network loop.

If you plan on bringing a hotspot, please add your name and or call sign to the table below so we can coordinate closer to the time.

Name Callsign Device Intended Modes Access Control Support
Marrold 2E0SIP Libre ZUMspot DMR Yes
Alistair M6UWM Libre ZUMspot DMR Yes
Tim MM0TKE ZUMspot clone DMR Yes
MatStace M0XPX MMDVM_HS_Hat (The German One) DMR/POCSAG Yes



The established convention in the UK is to use the following frequencies with Colour Code 1, Slot 2 and Talk Group 9 for "general" communications, however it's still possible to make calls to other groups and also private calls.

Channel Frequency Notes
DH1 438.5875
DH2 438.6000
DH3 438.6125 Calling Channel
DH4 438.6250
DH5 438.6375
DH6 438.6500

I propose we maintain a list of users and DMR IDs and produce an EMF Code Plug closer to the time. This will enable users to private calls on site:

Name Call Sign DMR ID
Marrold 2E0SIP 2343265
Paul M0TZO 2342395
Paul (plett) M0PLL 2352237
Jon M0NGY 2352198


Dominic M0DLX 2352238
Alistair M6UWM 2354423
Michael (mich181189) M0ISR 2345434
Tim MM0TKE 2354061
MatStace M0XPX 2345383
Tim H M0TUG 2354436