Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted. During this season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May you enjoy the message of hope, love, and peace on Earth.
The glory and beauty of this wonderful season is something we all can share together.
Unique Contact with ZS9YOTA via AllStar 46765 + AREDN Mesh Node: 12 December 2017 08h20 – 08h32
Great was my surprise to hear ZS9YOTA (Mobile) calling on the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) AllStar Node running on a Raspberry Pi this morning. I quickly connected to the AllStar Node vnia my Iphone using Zoiper (VOIP application).
Contact was established with a young lady (Chane Greeff ZS4CG) 15 years old from Sasolburg a passenger in her dads car while I was sitting in my living room. She was using Echolink on a cellphone with clear crisp audio.
We had a great chat and I explained to her that our conversation was going out simultaneously on the AREDN AllStar 46765 Node, Echolink 108551 Node and also on the AREDN Mossel Bay Mesh Network. (ZS1I-4 Node via 5.8Ghz) All modern technology with the young and not so young radio amateur in mind.
The young lady explained that the December YOTA Month Event is aimed at young people who are interested in or want to find out more about Amateur Radio on the air. I was highly impressed with the operating procedures of this young lady and commend her in this regard. A great new modern contact with modern technology!!
Finally: I would like to invite all youngsters and also not so young operators to support Youngsters On The Air (ZS9YOTA) during December. Feel free to use the following nodes if you so wish:
Echolink Node 108551 ZS1I-L
AllStar Node 46765 ZS1I-L
AREDN Node http://zs1i-4.local.mesh:8080/ ( ZS1I-4 (Only accessible on 5.8 Ghz))