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

The following changes were made 15/04/2011 @ 10:30AM, critical and major changes are highlighted in bold:

  • Updated core software to 1.0.1
  • Added 'EYRG Dark Edition' Themes & Alternate Colours.
  • Modified facebook login in order to prevent anything blocking facebook from blocking EYRG content.
  • Search-Engine Optimized new themes and coding changes in preparation for advertising website via AdWords on Google. (This does not mean advertisements will be on this website, this is to advertise EYRG on their pages)
  • Added Wiki Navigation to the home page
  • Updating and Changing wiki to include pages of old website. Wiki will now become the actual web pages for the group.
  • Enhanced login times for those on older browsers (Firefox 3, Safari 5, IE8) who do not have HTML5 and CSS3 support.
  • Prepared website for GB7HU Statistics and Gateway Statistics Reporting
Instructions on how to change your theme are here.
AdWords advertising will go live by next week, with Wiki pages and more over the coming days. The GB7HU stats and reporting is subject to the gateway being fitted, it working, and my access to the system.
The RSGB has agreed with Ofcom arrangements for all UK Radio Amateurs to opt to use special callsigns for a period of eleven days beginning on the date of the marriage of H.R.H. Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, 29th April 2011.
Use of the special prefix, which is “GR, MR or 2R”, is conditional on allocation of a Notice of Variation (NoV) which can be quickly obtained via a simple process on the Society’s website, where full details of the arrangements can also be found.
UK amateurs wishing to use the special prefix should visit www.rsgb.org.uk/weddingcall and follow the guidance there. The last date and time for application is 6.00 pm on 26th April 2011. All NoVs will be provided by close of business on 28th April. No postal applications will be accepted and all NoVs will be sent by email.

Hey All,
Just to let you know the website has been updated with a few minor bug fixes, and a new events and wiki system! Now, as far as events go, its really easy to do. Simply Log in, click Post new event, fill it in and you are done.

And the wiki? Well, I have no idea! Safe to say it will end up being a big part of actually hosting the main website, so as soon as i get it working the better. At the moment you can all post a new page, and make it much like wikipedia. Fill it with your knowledge and knowhow and make essentially a digital encyclopedia of all things local, including homebrew projects and so on. Say if you were working on something and wanted to write up your help files without the cost? Use the wiki and so on. Ill leave you guys to explore, as of yet i've no idea how it works, so keep an eye on the help pages as ill write up some instructions as and when i have time

Lyndon (M0LDR)
The East Yorkshire Repeater Group (EYRG) is pleased to announce that a new 70cms. D-STAR repeater, GB7HU has been commissioned in East Yorkshire.
The new service is the culmination of several years of planning by their committee, along with a successful grant of £9,466 received from the National Lottery (Big Lottery fund). The group has also purchased several D-STAR transceivers, a high quality generator for use with emergency communications in East Yorkshire. The new Repeater GB7HU was switched on by the RSGB DRM for East Yorkshire, Mario Brashill G2DPA. The first contact was made by the NOV holder, Andy Russell G0VRM, with Clive Reynolds G3GJA, and Lyndon Reynolds M0LDR. An official opening ceremony with members present will take place soon. Many other items have also been purchased by the EYRG for their continued RCF training programme.
A special update from Amateur Radio On The ISS (ARISS) leader and Yuri’s Night fan, Clint Bradford:
On board the International Space Station (ISS) is an amateur radio satellite project named “ARISSat-1.” This satellite was designed, developed and tested by volunteers from the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation (AMSAT-NA) and the Amateur Radio on the ISS (ARISS) program. The primary mission for the satellite is education via NASA’s STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to students all over the planet. The radio transmissions from the satellite will be able to be heard with minimal ham radio equipment, and students will be documenting the process in classroom exercises.
There are 24 pre-recorded greetings in 15 languages, most with a “secret word” at the end, and a message from Yuri, too. Students (or classes) can email their “secret word reception reports” and receive a certificate from AMSAT. The satellite also has four cameras on board that will constantly be taking pictures and sending them to Earth using amateur radio.
What does this have to do with our April 12 celebration of Yuri Gagarin’s accomplishments?
Although the deployment of this amateur radio satellite is not scheduled until this summer, Russian astronauts aboard the ISS will be turning the satellite “ON” on April 12 – to celebrate Yuri’s flight! Amateur radio operators across the globe will be monitoring this special event.
The exact time on April 12 when the satellite will be deployed has not been announced by the Russian Federal Space Agency. But for information on this project – including the amateur radio frequency being used and information on how to track the ISS to know when it passes over your region – please visit …
It has now been confirmed that the permanent special event station GB2RAF will be back on the air again from Saturday 9 April. Operations will be from the Air Defence Radar Museum, RAF Neatishead, Norfolk. Due to a Health and Safety fire issue, the Museum had to close down in September 2010 and consequently the permanent special event station GB2RAF has been unable to go on the air since then. GB2RAF will be back on the air every second Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm, primarily on 80m SSB around 3.710MHz. For further information contact Terry, G4PSH QTHR or via GB2RAF. Details of both are correct on www.qrz.com.
RSGB General Manager

The Board of the RSGB has today released the following announcement:
Peter Kirby, RSGB General Manager, has left the Society’s employment after the discovery of financial irregularities on his part.
For the time being, RSGB Director Don Beattie, G3BJ, will act as General Manager.
At this difficult time for the Society can I ask that everyone supports Don in his role. He may be contacted at Don.Beattie[​IMG]rsgb.org.uk or 01234 832 701/07802 922 219.

Dave Wilson
28 March 2011
Hi All,
Today I have recieved all your forms, and I am now starting the processing of each and every one. I cannot stress how important it is to not just the EYRG, but under the data protection act to keep everything up-to-date! You must inform me of any changes, and any member ship forms with missing details CANNOT be put into the database.

This means those who paid subs without a form or who have missed a box or two are excluded unless I contact you or vice versa.

Update: All forms have been processed, with no bad records at all! However, some of you applied for online accounts, you have been registered, but the emails with your details bounced. If someone can place me in contact with them, this would be ideal.

The members I cannot reach are:
Graham G1ARD
Gordon G3WOV
Dave M0IOK

All I need are up-to-date email addresses. I would kindly ask you not to post them as a reply, but to my email, administrator@eyrg.net

[​IMG]RSGB AGM date change.

Due to unforeseen circumstances outside the Society's control it has proved necessary to defer the Society's AGM that had been planned for Saturday 16 April. The AGM will now take place on Saturday 14 May at the Menzies Mickleover Court, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 0XX. The calling notice for the AGM is in the April edition of RadCom and the financial and committee reports will appear in the May RadCom.
The EYRG at Hedon youth club demonstrating Amateur Radio for National Science & Engineering Week. The evening started with a brief talk on radio communications along with an RSGB powerpoint presentation. Many of the children also passed on greeting messages to other Radio Amateurs in Iceland & Europe. A good night was had by all, putting Amateur Radio well & truely on the map, with many new friends made.

(Photo: Andy Russell, G0VRM.)