New gateway node

Matt Payne gave an excellent talk about his setup which enables amateur radio enthusiasts in the area to link up with other amateurs across the world.


Matt originally created his gateway to allow him to connect to his cliff top home and link to the local repeater whilst walking on the beach using a handheld radio. Steve Brett used the club call sign G0HRS to set up a contact with the American ham Ken Brown who created the original Raspberry Pi software for the system. As well as helping local users it has a great application for facilitating communication in emergency situations. The club will be using the system at Wellesley House school on Women in Engineering day to encourage girls in Thanet to consider engineering as a career. We hope to contact the Mill Springs Academy in Atlanta Georgia where the teachers are very excited to be involved.