But first a belated Happy New Year to regular readers of this blog, hope 2013 is a good one and perhaps I will hear you on air soon.
This morning the Moonraker dipole centre arrived ahead of the RAM for the gateway computer, though the RAM is on it’s way to be delivered either tomorrow or Monday, this leaves the two mobile whips to complete the antenna and then the tedious task of installing the antenna, though if I can have the gateway functional on just the dummy load currently connected to it on Sunday I can use my handheld CB to monitor it in the kitchen when I make refreshments during the day as I intend to take part in the DX net taking place that day though probably be operating in the shack as I do not fancy going out, the existing PMR446 gateway will not be used as part of this and will remain connected to it’s usual server.
I hopefully will be getting a car this year and naturally it will be fitted with a CB radio, my Midland Alan 78 Plus Multi B to be precise, if this gateway works I’ll be able to use it on the road, that would also work in favour of anyone passing through that is in range, though I don’t expect a good range to begin with due to the limited size of the antenna but we’ll see what happens when the gateway finally goes live.
I look forward to finally being able to switch on Richmond’s first and only CB gateway to the Free Radio Network.
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