Factor experiences what it’s like to be young again with a visit to
this Year’s YOTA activity week at Gilwell Park in London. And, if you’ve
ever fancied a go at moon bounce or EME, then see how Bob and a team of
amateurs get on when they’re let loose on a 32 metre dish at Goonhilly
Earth Station in Cornwall.
I'm pleased to announce that the WW DMR MARC net will continue from next Saturday (8/26/2017) forward. At the end of July the only local repeater in my area remaining on DMR-MARC was switched over to the Brandmeister network. I'm back from attending RSGB's YOTA Camp 2017 in the UK now.
Thanks to Hans-Jügen, DL5DI; Kurt, OE1KBC; Mike, AA9VI and other DMR-MARC and DMR+ admins, quite a few DMR-MARC Talkgroups have been patched to DMR+ reflectors 4551–4564 initially and to the equal talkgroups on DMR+ recently.
From now on, DMR MARC TG 1 Worldwide can be accessed from DMR+ on TG 1 (Timeslot 1) alike. Contact your repeater keeper if that's not the case.
This includes dongles and hotspots like the DVmega, DV4mini, Openspot, MMDVM etc.
I hope that this will lead to an increased level of participation and volunteering.
At this point time, we don't know about the availability of a permanent or temporary solution during the net (Saturdays 1600–1730 UTC DST / 1700–1830 UTC) for the access to WW 1 on DMR-MARC via crosslinks from other networks.
The DMR MARC Worldwide net on 3rd June, 2017 was affected by a temporary network connectivity issue between Europe an other parts of the world (especially North America, Australia and New Zealand). This is why, net control could only take check-ins from Europe. We've got a total of 24 check-ins from England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, France, Austria and Malta.
Network administrator has been informed about this issue.
Hopefully we'll be able to have a truly worldwide net without network connectivity issues next Saturday.