12th March 2020
The NO9S International Macro-Node grab and go box
Why use an NO9S Macro-Node?
Consisting of a
The Macro-Node achieves the objective in that it provides me with connectivity wherever I travel in the UK or in the USA. At home in the UK, the Macro Node simply talks into my home network.
The benefit of this is that –
The GPS and the APRS is a nice feature too. A couple of my recent journeys whilst using the ID31 and the Macro-Node is reproduced here –
To use MB6CY C you need to program your Rpt 1 as MB6CY C and Rpt 2 as MB6CY G. -the C and the G being the eighth digit.
Failure to program your radio in this way will mean that no-one, other than local local stations, will hear you.
MB6CY is tethered by default to Reflector DCS102B in Kissimmee Florida.
If you would prefer to link to a different Repeater, or Reflector, simply send the Reflector and mode with
the 'L' to link in your 'UR' field.
Example, to link to reflector 1C. In your UR field, put REF001CL.
MB6CY will then disconnect from the
reflector which it is currently linked to and your command will be executed, saying "Linked to Ref001C".
Thereafter, change your UR field back to CQCQCQ.
To view other APRS traffic in the Skegness area go to here -APRS traffic
The D-Star dashboards, of which there are many, are a useful
indicator of who can be heard where.
|Frequencies||MB6CY 144.8625 MHz.|
|TX/RX.||Yaesu FT8800; DVRPTR V1;|
|G4KLX software; Icom ID5100|
|Timeout is 3 minutes|
Skegness is a coastal town in the County of Lincolnshire proud of its aviation heritage.