I always thought that that was the essence of amateur radio.
Severe Typhoon Soudelor was churning towards Taiwan late on Friday, but that did not stop amateur sensation Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching becoming the first player from Hong Kong to win a professional golf tournament carrying women's world ranking points.
THE FIRST EVER DMR AMATEUR RADIO STATION IN TAIWAN…..
I can now take my MD-390, walk out of the shack, sit on the couch and be able to talk with all my fine friends back home, while being in Taiwan!In Holland most repeaters are connected to the Brandmeister network.Now some of you may know I am not a big fan of the Raspberry Pi, but Cor’s setup looked very appealing.And then Dave (PD5DOF) gave me a 3.5″ TFT screen as a parting gift at the last VERON meeting I attended.The computer can be your laptop, PC, but also one of those mini computers, like the Raspberry Pi.
With a tiny 3.5 inch TFT screen you can make a very portable hotspot. Unfortunately for me Cor didn’t want to part with one of his hotspots, but luckily I had already bought my own DV4mini.Check out the bi-lingual page on Facebook called Home Brew Maniacs.There is a big supplier there who also supplies into China and Hong Kong.Yes, setups, because Cor is a man with a lot of radio equipment, especially in his trusty Volvo.For the DV4mini to work you need to hook it up to a computer, install the software, configure it and off you go.In fact, if you look at this map it is becoming the most popular network to connect DMR repeaters to in the world.