Tag Archives: 2020

Geek vanity

I’ve been on an enforced go-slow recently and now that I’m more mobile I started looking for things to do. Several of my transceivers have the ability to add custom ‘bootup’ screens. So I thought how hard could it be?

Like most things, it is easy once you know how. K9WX figured it out already in short, use a 120×48 pixel, 1 bit bitmap, 120×48 created in Microsoft Paint.

The result isn’t very imaginative, but I get a chuckle out of it and that’s all that matters.


Southern Ireland Repeater Network

I was asked to do a presentation on the Southern Ireland Repeater Network for the Irish Radio Transmitters Society AGM weekend that should have taken place in April. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, it didn’t happen. Currently, the repeater network is maintained by the Southern Ireland Repeater Group.

As the AGM was cancelled, I kicked the can down the road a bit, but finally last Monday evening I presented the slides to my local club (SEARG). Given it was originally supposed to be a presentation to a national audience, the slides are now available from here.

Predicted coverage map of the Southern Ireland analogue voice repeater network