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20141115 - Message Handling

posted Nov 14, 2014, 9:11 PM by Onno Benschop
We discussed some ideas about how we might improve our skills on the radio, both in changing frequency and passing messages.

Some suggestions:
  • Everyone gets a word and you collect all the words from everyone else.
  • Pass messages around in a circle across repeaters.
  • Do a game of Chinese whispers.
  • Do a game of hide-and-seek across repeaters.
  • Do a game of chase across repeaters.

Some observations:
  • We shouldn't barge into repeaters that are in use.
  • We should also work on free-tuning contacts, not repeater only.
  • Using the repeater network will focus on getting messages and changing channels. It's a simple way to get started. Later we might change to SSB/FM contacts point-to-point.
  • We should each get an idea of which repeaters we can reach and have programmed into our radios.