EYRG.net

East Yorkshire Repeater Group, a radio amateur group dedicated to providing repeater services including training to the East Yorkshire Region.

Feb
19
Hello all, I hope you are doing well.

Now the website is fully up and running, with old content almost complete (its just a matter of linking stuff at the top bar, but theres no 'easy' way to do that on this version of the software) I am now starting to add user permissions. This makes some members have higher power than others, currently its a free for all, which is not so bad with this many users.

Once permissions are in place it will be easy to distinguish between Committee members, Donators and moderators on the forum who can post where and what.

Account upgrades are also being introduced. These are paid upgrades that give you more flexibility, for example the 'Trader' account upgrade allows you to post more than two items in the marketplace.

Other upgrades allow for simple donations as well as increased power such as moderator status.
Currently you can not buy these, and are still being developed, but once available all funds go towards EYRG for the benefit of the group and not for profit or personal gain.

Please leave your suggestions for additional account upgrades through a reply, currently we have:
Donator, Trader and Moderator

Also: Thanks to the activity of the 'BBC News Feed' we are now the top ranking page in all search engine results over the East Yorkshire Ringing Group!

In other news...

After wrangling with facebook's API, you are now able to simply log in with your facebook accounts for those hip social types.
Simply logout (if you haven't already) and click log in with facebook. Don't worry if you already have an account, the system recognises this and asks for your EYRG.net account password to merge the two.

NB: You will have to allow the application EYRG.net on facebook access to your details for this to work. We do not see/collect any information from facebook, if you have any concerns over privacy involving facebook and your account in general please send me a personal message.
Feb
15
Today I received the following e-mail from the RSGB ETCC...

"I am pleased to tell you that we have been able to get clearance for GB3HU to become GB7HU. The Primary User has ( not without some persuading!) agreed to the mode change with no other change in parameters. I am working with Ofcom Licensing to get the paperwork sorted."
Feb
13
As mentioned in our newsletter, I have been in correspondence with both the RSGB Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (I did prefer the old name Repeater Management Committee) and Ofcom, regarding our D-Star Application. It appears we are at stalemate with the Primary User with regards to our application for a new Frequency Pair on 70cms.

As the time for us to complete our Lottery Funded project is rapidly running out, I have enquired if our existing NoV for GB3HU can be made “dual mode”. This means we can swap out our existing FM repeater and put the D-Star in its place on the same site and retain the option of reverting it back to FM when our Application finally goes ahead.

Once we have an NoV in our hands we can finally place our order with Icom for a D-Star Repeater. However, there are still some technical issues to resolve: Firstly the UHF D-Star Repeaters are designed to operate with a 9MHz split and single antenna, we can use the filters from GB3HU but this is an unknown quantity. Secondly, our site at Weedley does not have an Internet connection and I am currently investigating the use of a 3G mobile router provided by Clive G3GJA.
Feb
13

GB3HS has developed an intermittent fault with the repeater going offline – I have bought a text-message controlled relay board that can be used to remotely reset the repeater, thus avoiding the need for site visits but don’t have the time to install it at present.

I would like to note that despite the return of the deliberate interference on GB3HS that activity has started to return. During the respite following the court case, our repeater was once again used as a lifeline for Yorks / Lincs 4x4 Response Group during the snowfall in early December.

A recent QSO with those in South Yorkshire involved in emergency communications tells a different story: Other Response Groups are turning to Business Radio to avoid the problems we are encountering with GB3HS and the politics associated with a well known Network…
Feb
07
Many thanks to all that attended the EYRG AGM at the Hull &DARS on Thursday evening (24th. Feb). Thanks again should also go to our hosts, the Hull &DARS for the use of their clubhouse. Thanks also to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), the RSGB region 4 management team, the EYRG committee & the Hull &DARS for the raffle prizes and their valued support. I do hope that the evening was enjoyed by all, but more importantly was informative. As the EYRG Chairman I would like to welcome our new members, and thank our existing members for their continued support. Your comments and veiws are always welcomed to help us to improve your service. Also a warm welcome to our 2 new committee members, Tony & Phil who I do hope will enjoy their time on the EYRG committee. We look forward to working with them very soon.
Feb
07
The Northern Cross Radio Rally (Wakefield) is on Sunday 13th. February 2011 at the Thornes Park Athletics Stadium — A642 Horbury Road, Wakefield WF2 8TY, West Yorkshire — First rally of the year 2011 in Yorkshire. Easy access from the Motorway network. Ample parking on site. Dealers on ground floor, good disabled access.Bring & Buy — booking-in from 10:15am. Refreshment facilities. Miniature steam railway in afternoon (weather permitting!). Doors open 10:30am — disabled access 10:15am. Admission charge £3.00. Visit website: www.northerncrossrally.org
Jan
21
The website has now got new, and hopefully much more secure software. I am still getting to grips with the ins and outs of the software, and I do hope to have most of the old content uploaded soon from the old website.

Make sure to check out the help section if you are struggling to get to grips with the new website, most of it is pretty straight forward compared to the last system we were using.

Thanks,
Lyndon (M0LDR)