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I’m building a SUPERSPOT. This will be MMDVMHost based and will give me a dedicated process for each MMDVM board and mode I wish to use. I already have the MMDVM Boards for this project.

If you would like to build your own SUPERSPOT or just a hotspot of your own you can follow my instruction to achieve your goal. If you only have or only want to use one MMDVM board just follow the instructions by setting up ALL the modes you want for that board.

Duplex MMDVM Board Simplex MMDVM Board

Click here to find the SUPERSPOT BUILD details.

DV Hotspots – Rethink — Again

Yet another re-think about my hotspots. First I am building a portable SuperSpot which I am also creating build details that will be available for all once the build is complete. Once the build is complete I will work on how my other hotspots fit into my experience and what role in my Amateur Radio Experience they will play.

The SuperSpot will consist of one Raspberry Pi driving 3 or 4 MMDVM boards with one of those being a Duplex MMDVM board running DMR.

Ubuntu Linux

It’s been 12 month since I installed Ubuntu on my netbook and I haven’t looked back. I still have a copy of windows 10 running as a virtual machine to program radios that I haven’t been able to find software to program then via Linux.

My netbook breathed it’s last breath a few month ago and I now have acquired 2 Dell laptop’s to replace the netbook. One is an i5 processor and the other is an i7. Both machines are very fast and I’m very happy with them.


Lanzarote – September 2019

Travelling to Lanzarote again staying at the same apartment block as my partner and I did in March 2018.

This will be staying on the island from 1st to 12th September 2019 in Costa Teguise.

I will have my Pi-Star Hotspot with me and a DMR, D-Star and Fusion handheld radio’s which are capable of analog too. If you see this post before I have completed my holiday and would like to make a meet up or make contact while I’m on Lanzarote, please make contact with me via my Contact Me page. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the Amateurs on the island.

My understanding is that there is a repeater on the island and will programming a radio to this before I leave the UK.

2m ED8YAA -145.600 MHz -600 kHz FM

A website I view regularly is for the airport webcam. I love to watch planes.


Costa Teguise Lanzarote

Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club

I have decided not renew my membership to this club. My reason being they refuse to cater for those who work during the week and won’t put any activities on weekends.

Have asked and suggested many times over the past 3 year and have decided enough is enough.

If you are a club, you need to cater as best you can for the majority and put events and activities spread across the week and weekend. Not a few BIG mouths that think they own the club.

This decision is effective immediately