During the weekly F-troop there are mentions of software, websites and solutions that are worth taking note of. This website attempts to document them.

20171209 - A beginner’s guide to using the Allstar network.

posted Dec 9, 2017, 2:33 AM by Onno Benschop

Peter, VK6LB (aka VK6FROG) has published a handy guide to connect to the AllStarLink network.

It describes in detail what's needed, what DTMF codes are needed and how to connect and disconnect to the various resources within the network.

#allstarlink #vk6lb #vk6frog #manual

20171202 - Inrico TM-7

posted Dec 1, 2017, 4:22 PM by Onno Benschop

A globally connected radio as suggested by David OK8NWO

20171111 - Allstar Link Nodes

posted Nov 10, 2017, 4:27 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 4:39 PM ]

Many different links are possible. Getting a full picture is sometimes a challenge. Here are some links to get you started:

20171021 - Homebrew 2m YAGI

posted Oct 20, 2017, 6:05 PM by Onno Benschop

Daniel VK6FDKL shares with us a link for a home-brew 2m YAGI.

20171014 - Allstar Network

posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:08 PM by Onno Benschop

Peter VK6LV sends in this information for whenever you are using the Allstar Network.

Note: Always make sure you disconnect the from the VK6 southwest hubs before connecting to any other hubs around the world.

How to: Disconnect from the Southwest VK6 Hubs, Connecting to the UK Allstar Hub, Disconnect from the UK Hub when you have finished, and then Reconnect the Southwest Hubs again.

  1. PTT + DTMF tone *76 will disconnect VK6RLM from the VK6 southwest hubs.

  2. To Connect to the UK Allstar hub: PTT + *3 41522.

  3. When you have finished with the UK Hub:

    PTT + DTMF tone *76 will disconnect VK6RLM from the UK Hub Network when you have finished.

    (You can only disconnect from the UK Hub network when there are no conversations taking place)

  4. PTT + DTMF tone *3 42732 will reconnect the VK6 southwest Hubs
Reconnect - *3 427 32 

You can use: http://stats.allstarlink.org/getstatus.cgi?28608 at any time to view the state of the Allstar connections.

#allstar #vk6lb

20170923 - Amateur Projects

posted Sep 22, 2017, 6:04 PM by Onno Benschop

John, VK6VZZ suggests the following site as a place to go hunting for some simple (and more complex) projects to get you started in Amateur Radio:
#vk6vzz #build #antennas #projects

20170923 - Portable Logging Software

posted Sep 22, 2017, 5:59 PM by Glynn Davies   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 6:17 PM ]

For those of Android persuasion - VK3ZPF has written a portable logging app, which can be found at:

Support for this software can be found at:

#vk3zpf #logging #logger #android


20170916 - Amateur Videos

posted Sep 15, 2017, 5:54 PM by Onno Benschop

Steve VK6CS has a YouTube Channel which he shares some of his Amateur experiences:

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