Recordings from the Isle of Wight Radio Society Net - every Thursday at 20:00 on GB3IW, 433.225MHz

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1st December 2016
1st December 2016
2E0FQH / G3PZB{!DM!}, G4ADK, 2E0BUK, M6TIY,  (General) [Double squelch effect clipped the front off each over.]
8th December 2016
8th December 2016
2E0FQH / 2E0MRD, G3PZB, 2E0IIT, G4ADK, G0VPO, G0GMY, G6DOD, 2E0BUK, M6UKG (General)
15th December 2016
15th December 2016
2E0FQH / M6UKG, G6ENY, G0VPO, G4ADK, G1HCM, G3PZB{!DM!}, 2E1PHW{!DM!}, 2E0BUK, 2E0IIT, (General - First purchase / favourite rigs FT817(4), TR7800, ICOM E90, FT290(2), Homebrew + R1155, FT7100R, UV-5R)
22nd December 2016
22nd December 2016
2E0FQH / G6DOD, 2EPHW, M6TIY, M6UKG, G3PZB, 2E0IIT, 2E0BUK (General + Quiz)
5th January 2017
5th January 2017
2E0FQH / 2E1PHW, G0VPO, M6BBB, G6LVS, G6DOD, G3PZB, G7KTL, M6VCR, 2E0BUK, G4VKC (Waterproofing external connectors)
12th January 2017
12th January 2017
2E0FQH / 2E1PHW, G4ADK, M6UKG/A, G3PZB, 2E0BUK, G4FCL, G8ZPU/M (Echolink Licensing - 1hr 15 mins)
19th January 2017
19th January 2017
2E0FQH=G3SKY +G1HCM / M6UKG, G6LVS, G4FCL, 2E1PHW, G0GMY, M1PVF, G3PZB, 2E0PPM/A, G4VKC (Echolink follow up plus Club info.)
26th January 2017
26th January 2017
G0GMY / G6DOD, 2E0IIT, M6UKG, 2E0BUK, 2E0PPM (Contesting / HF)
2nd February 2017
2nd February 2017
2E0FQH / G4MBD, G6DOD, 2E0BUK, M6UKG, G3PZB, G0GMY/M, 2E0PPM, M1PDF/M (Mobile/Portable/Call Signs)
9th February 2017
9th February 2017
2E0FQH  / G7EPE, 2E0SSC, G3PZB{!DM!}, G6DOD, 2E0IIT (General)
16th February 2017
16th February 2017
2E0FQH  / G1HCM, G6LVS, G3PZB, G8ZPU/M, 2E1PHW/M, M6TIY,  (Repeaters - final signing off missing)
23rd February 2017
23rd February 2017
2E0FQH / 2E1PHW, M6BBB, 2E0BUK, G0WNV, G3PZB{!DM!}, 2E0IIT, G6DOD (General)
2nd March 2017
2nd March 2017
G6DOD / G3PZB, 2E0BUK, G0WNV, 2E0SSC, G0GMY, 2E0FQH/M (What sparked your interest in amateur radio?)
9th March 2017
9th March 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0IIT, 2E1PHW, G8ZPU, 2E0BUK, G3PZB (Portable Aerials - roach pole, nested dipoles, bandhopper, etc)
16th March 2017
16th March 2017
2E0FQH / G1HCM, 2E0BUK, 2E0IIT, G3PZB, M6UKG (Repeater Abuse)
23rd March 2017
23rd March 2017
2E0FQH / 2E1PHW, M6BBB, G6DOD, 2E0BUK, G1HCM, G3PZB {!DM!}, G6RTE, G6LVS (General + 23cm +Mesh Node)
30th March 2017
30th March 2017
2E0FQH / G4IKI, 2E1PHW, M6BBB, 2E0SSC, M6MPF, 2E0BUK  (General - NB Heavy lift from other repeater which has been removed from normalised recording)
6th April 2017
6th April 2017
G0GMY / G6DOD, M6UKG, G3PZB {!DM!},  2E0BUK, F4VQX (Software - Mentions: Electrodroid, Winlink, Chirp, RT Systems, MRP4066)
13th April 2017
13th April 2017
2E0FQH / M6UKG, M6BBB, G8ZBU (Listening), 2E0IIT, 2E0DIJ/M, 2E0BUK (General, -- hands-free, coax)
20th April 2017
20th April 2017
2E0FQH /  2E0IIT, 2E0UKB, 2E0OCS, M6BBB becoming 2E0WGK, 2E1PHW, 2E0BUK, G8ZBU (Listening)  (Feeders and aerials) *2E0IIT very quiet in Raw recording
27th April 2017  no net


4th May 2017
4th May 2017
2E0FQH / M0XTA, M6MPF,  2E0WGK,  2E0UKB,  2E0IIT, 2E0BUK, G6EED (Nets:  70.475 Essex 4M Wednesday 8:00pm, Chichester 19:30 Tuesday, Horndean 145.375 19:30 Wednesday, C4FM 144.575,  Sunday 9:00 4m)
11th May Not recorded

[Sorry - forgot to leave the SDR receiver hooked up while I was away so couldn't control it remotely.]
18th May 2017
18th May 2017
2E0FQH / 2E1PHW, 2E0IIT, 2E0WGK, M0NWK,  2E0BUK, 2E0FVI, G3LWT,  G8ZBO  (listening), F4VQX,  G4YVZ,  M0JAG (General)
25th May 2017
25th May 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0WGK, 2E0IIT, 2E1PHW, M0JAG (listening), M6TQY,  M0NWK, G3PZB {!DM!}, G8ZPU, 2E0BUK (General, peculiar intermittent clicks on audio of unknown origin during first few minutes.)
1st June 2017
1st June 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0TGE, 2E0WGK, M6JXK, G3PZB {!DM!}, G6DOD, F4VQX (General - Forthcoming conditions)
8th June 2017
8th June 2017
2E0FQH /2E0IIT, G3PZB, 2E0PGL, 2E0BUK, 2E0WGK, M0JAG, G8ZPU, 2E0MRZ/M (General - some glitches and missed audio particularly early on - possibly PC overload.)
15th June 2017
15th June 2017
2E0FQH / G3PZB{!DM!}, 2E0IIT, G8ZPU, 2E0BUK (General)
22nd June 2017
22nd June 2017
2E0FQH / G3PZB, 2E0WGK, G7EPE, 2E0IIT, 2E0AAJ, 2E1PHW (Recording from 27 minutes in - program stopped by wrong mouse click! General - missed bee swarm discussion.)
29th June 2017
29th June 2017
2E1PHW / 2E0FQH/M, 2E0WGK, M0VBD, M0CAP,  2E0IIT (General inc.Fusion - {Continuous clicking of unknown source, 2E0IIT interference from own transmission})
6th July 2017
6th July 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0WGK, M0CAP, G3PZB, M0JAG, 2E0AAJ, GW4HAT, 2E0TGE (New Syllabi)
13th July 2017
13th July 2017
2E0FQH / GB6CRA(=M0MNG), 2E1PHW, 2E0WGK, M0CAP, 2E0IIT, G4MBD, 2E0AAJ,2E0UKB, G3PZB, G0JHQ, G8UXW/M (General)
20th July 2017
20th July 2017
2E0FQH / 2E1PHW, M0XTR, 2E0CGR, G3PZB, 2E0IIT (!DM!), G1HCM, 2E0EGZ, G6AKG, G0JHQ, M0JAG (Antennas for new amateurs.) {Listeners: Karl, Alan, Matt)  (Lots of CTCSS harmonics on recording - may be SDR software or repeater itself.  I have been unable to reduce them all for the normalised recording.)
27th July 2017
27th July 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0WGK, F4VQX, G0GMY, 2E0IIT, 2E0TGE, G1HCM, G3PZB, 2E0AAJ, G4MBD, M1OBR (General + wifi inc interference) (Listeners, Karl, Alan)
10th  August 2017
10th August 2017
2E0WKG / G6LVS, 2E0IIT, 2E1PHW, G3PZB, G8ZPU, 2E0TGE, G4MBD/M, G1LKJ, 2E0AAJ (Satellite+ "Lift in a Lift") (Listener, Karl - best wishes for exam)
17th August 2017
17th August 2017
2E0FQH / G8ZPU/A, 2E0WGK, 2E0IIT, 2E0AAJ, 2E1PHW, 2E0TGE, M6JUY/M, 2E0BUK, G0JHQ, M6YHV (Etiquette) (Listeners Karl, Alan; Congratulations Karl) {Note:part of post net discussion redacted due to presence of personal and vehicle data}
24th August 2017
24th August 2017
2E0FQH / SP1MM/MM, 2E0WGK, M6JZM. G8ZPU, 2E0IIT, 2E0TGE, G3PZB, 2E0AAJ, 2E1PHW (WSPR)
31st August 2017
31st August 2017
2E0FQH / M6JZM, 2E0WGK, G0JHQ, G3PZB, 2E0IIT, G8ZPU, 2E0AAJ, 2E0TGE, MM3TWA, (Favourite frequencies) (Alan Listening).
7th September 2017
7th September 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0TGE, M6JZM, G4MBD, G0JHQ, M1PVF/M, 2E0AAJ, 2E0BHY, G3PZB, G8ZPU (Aerials - ideas for easiest ways of getting on air without handheld)
14th September 2017
14th September 2017
2E0FQH / M6JZM, G6LVS, 2E0WGK, 2E0EKY, G3PZB, G8ZPU, 2E0IIT/SM, G0WNV, 2E0IHH/M (General + Digital)  (Alan Listening)
21st September 2017
21st September 2017
2E0FQH / 2E0MRD, 2E1PHW, M6JZM, G8ZPU, M0URM (!DM!), G3PZB, M6KKW, 2E0BHY, G4ANW, 2E0XBT, (Favourite YouTube Channels) (Alan Listening)
28th September 2017
28th September 2017
2E0FQH / M6JZM, M6FQN, 2E0IIT, G3PZB,  2E0AAJ, M0JAG (General + influences on amateur radio.)  The net involved prolonged attempts to speak to M/EA5MBC static mobile located in Christchurch, Dorset.  The overs were extremely noisy and there were were only occasional words discernible.  The recordings have been removed.
5th October 2017
5th October 2017
2E0FQH / G3PZB, G0JHQ, M6JZM, 2E0AAJ, KE0KTD, 2E0TGE, 2E0XBT ,+ M0JAG (General).
12th October 2017

No net.
19th October 2017

2E0IIT / G3PZB, 2E0WGK, M6JZM, 2E0AAJ (Not recorded, general discussion but concentrated upon museums.) (Alan Listening)
26th October 2017
26th October 2017
2E0WGK / G8ZPU, 2E0RAI, 2E0IIT, 2E0AAJ (General plus RSGB)
2nd November 2017
2nd November 2017
2E0FQH / M6JZM, 2E0WGK, G4MBD/M,G3PZB, G8ZPU, G1HCM, 2E0XBT, 2E0AAJ, M6KUE.  Congratulations to Alan who has passed his Foundation exam! (General + What would you like to see taken out/ added to the exams.)
9th November 2017
9th November 2017
2E0FQH / M6JZM, 2E0WGK, G0JHQ, 2E0TGE, M6KUE (Announcement of new repeater web site - http://www.gb3iw.co.uk/)
16th November 2017
16th November 2017
2E0FQH then M6JZM /, G3PZB, 2E1PHW, 2E0IIT(incomprehensible even after severe noise reduction.), M6WHH, 2E0TGE (Karl taking control, further information on repeater website.) 
23rd November 2017
23rd November 2017

30th November 2017
30th November 2017
2E0FQH / M6JZM, 2E0WGK, G6LVS, 2E0IIT, M6KUE, 2E0TGE,  - after 16 minutes severe drop-outs make the audio incomprehensible - I have left a minute or so for an example.


7th December Net - Remote recording completely corrupted with dropouts as for previous week (sorry).  I think this is due to the receiving software's internal recording system locking up somehow, so will revert to using Audacity.
14th December 2017
14th December 2017

1st February 2018
1st February 2018 2E0FQH / M6JZM, 2EOTGE, 2E0EGZ, 2E0WGK, M6LVTI, G7GIK/M, 2E0AAJ, G3PZB, M6KUE, G0JHQ ("Grayline" propagation.)
8th February 2018
8th February 2018
2E0FQH / M6JZM, G7GIK/M, M6KUE, 2E0AAJ, 2E0XBT, 2E0TIE/P, G3PZB, 2E0WGK, M6LTI (Grayline continued?)
15th February 2018
15th February 2018
M6JZM / 2E0TGE, 2E0IIT, M6MTV, G4IKI, M6KKW, 2E0AAJ, G4MBD, G6RRL, M6WHH, M6KUE, G4VII (Most useful item of equipment.) {Recording fades at end as battery fails.}
22nd February 2018
22nd February 2018
No net, informal gathering M6KUE, G7GIK, M6JZM, M6NTV then 2E0IIT and M0WAZ.   A lot of white noise so listening may be hard going, did the best I could with normalising but not great.
22nd March 2018
22nd March 2018
2E0FQH / 2E0AAJ, G7GIK, M6JZM, M6KUE, G7VGY, 2E0WGK, G0GMY, 2E0XBT, 2E0UKB, G6RTE/M (Encouraging people into Amateur Radio)  Followed by G3PZB, 2E0TGE{a few little drop outs - possibly my PC overloading}
29th March 2018
29th March 2018
2E0WGK / M0MNG, M6KUE, 2E0AAJ, M6NTV, 2E0UKB, M6JZM,  2E0IIT,  ?????, M0TCD (Level of technical skill)
5th April 2018
5th April 2018
2E0FQH / G1HCM, G4MBD, M6JZM, M3LWS/M, G3PZB, 2E0AAJ, M6KUE, M6KKW, M6WHH, M6 JQY (General)
12th April 2018
12th April 2018
2E0FQH / G4MBD, M6NTV, 2E0WGK, M6JZM, M6KUE, 2E0AAJ, G3PZB, M6KKW, Anonymous, M6UGF, G4ADK, 2E0XBT, + M6TQY(General {topic originally meant to be Kempton Rally but never touched})
19th April 2018
19th April 2018
2E0FQH / M6JZM, G3PZB, 2E0WGK, G7VGY, 2E0XBT, 2E0AAJ, M6WHH, M6KUE, G1IKF, M1PVF/M, M6TQY, M6LCK, G1YPQ, G3ZHI, M6KKW, G4MBD, G0JHQ (Network Radio)
26th April 2018
26th April 2018
2E0WGK /  M6JZM, M6NTV,  2E0XBT, 2E0AAJ, M6KKW, 2E0TGZ, 2E0IIT, M6KUE, G3ZHI,  G4MBD, 2E0DCE, (Recording from a Yaesu - there appears to be some signal processing echo and some hum from time to time.)  ERRATA [Note from 2E0IIT, there was some discussion about call signs, particularly when abroad - it should be noted that ONLY FULL LICENCE HOLDERS can operate abroad, using a prefix from, and following the rules of, the host Country. They must familiarise themselves with host regulations and carry their licence with them.  Using "echolink"  abroad is not subject to these restrictions or rules since you are not transmitting radio waves.  Regarding regional prefixes in the UK, an M6xxx, for example, becomes MM6xxx when operating from Scotland.]  The above is not the whole story - while preparing for the Full Exam I note the following "CEPT ... which applies only to holders of a Full licence ..." BUT this does not cover RECIPROCAL licensing and the instruction book contains the following bit of fudging which hides the detail "You will probably be required to take out a temporary licence prior to operating and is often only available to Full licensees."  So, and apologies to anyone misled,  Australia DOES allow UK foundation and intermediate licencees to operate using the terms of the Australian equivalents.  http://www.wia.org.au/licenses/licensing/visitorlicence/      This strikes me as eminently fair when countries have broadly similar  licensing systems.

I am not sure if this is reciprocated by the UK, but I don't see why it should not be.   However the RSGB site is  very hardline  and states "Reciprocal agreements and CEPT operation do not apply to Foundation or Intermediate licences".   Well, maybe not here, but..

I don't know about other countries but it seems that CEPT is the basic source of regulation and we should check whether there are supplementary reciprocal arrangements wherever we go.  If anyone has further information perhaps we could build up a table of what is available where.
3rd May 2018
3rd May 2018
2E0FQH / G7EPE, M6NTV, 2E0WGK, M6KKW, M6JZM, G1HCM, G4NLO, 2E0XBT, M6LCK, 2E0DCE, M0UAC, M6KKD, M6PWD, G0SYQ [M1BFH,  M0JBR monitoring] (What would be the one thing you say to encourage someone into amateur radio?) {Congrats to M6NTV - yagi is  great!}
10th May 2018

2E0FQH / G7EPE, M6JZM, 2E0TGE, M6WHH, 2E0XBT, M6KKW, 2E0AAJ, G3PZB, M6KUE, M6LCK, 2E0IIT, 2E0MVT (Getting more people into the hobby.)  {Slight recording problem for first minute or so, better later.}
17th May 2018

2E0FQH /  (General)
24th May 2018

Sorry, not recorded, - on ferry running late and Logmein Failed!
31st May 2018

2E0FQH /  2E0WGK, M6NTV, 2E0XBT, G0JHQ, M0VDM, M6FQN, 2E0AAJ, M6LTI, 2E0MVT, M6DVD, M6KUE, G6LVS, G7MYI, G7RZU, 2E0IIT (DMR)
7th June 2018

2E0FQH / M6JZM, M6NTV, M0VDM, M6KKW, 2E0TGE, u/k, M6LTI, 2E0WGK, 2E0XBT, M0LMB, 2E0AAJ, MM3TWA, M6KUE, F5VMR, G8ZBU (No Topic)
14th June 2018

2E0FQH / M6JZM. M6KUE, M0VDM, 2E0IIT, M6DVG, M6NTV, M6KKW, 2E0AAJ, G8ZBU, M6LTI, 2E0UMD/P, 2E0XBT, G4BDQ, EA4GJV, M0KEL, 2E0GLO, M0LMB, 2E0TGE, 2E0REE, M6PWO, G7GZQ. ()
21st June 2018
21st June 2018
2E0FQH / G6LVS/M, M0VDM, 2E0XBT, M6KUW, M6JZM, 2E0AAJ, 2E0GTT, M6EDP, M6KUE, 2E0WGK, 2E0IIT, M0NVN, M6OBP, 2E0EKY, M6WHH, M6MFH, M1PVF. (HF Radio)
28th June 2018

2E0WGK / M6KUE, 2E0XBT, G8ZBU, 2E0GTT, 2E1PHW/M, 2E0IIT, 2E0REE, (Open + HF follow on)
5th July 2018 {See Note}

2E0WGK /
12th July 2018
12th July 2018
2E0FQH / M6JZM, G4MBD, M6NTV, 2E0XBT, 2E0GTT, 2E0IIT, 2E0AAJ, M0IMA, M6KUE, G0TDJ, 2E0MMD (Where do we get bits and pieces from?)
19th July 2018
19th July 2018
2E0FQH /  another read M0BTZ/P, M6KKW, M6KUE, G6DOD, G0JHQ, 2E0IIT, G8ZBU, (General) G3PZB for afters.
26th July 2018
26th July 2018
2E0FQH / M0IMA, G8ZBU, 2E0AAJ, 2E0WGK, M6KUE, 2E0XBT, 2E0IIT, G3PZB, M6TQY, 2E0MVT General)
2nd August 2018
2nd August 2018
2E0FQH  / 2E0AAJ, M6KKW, 2E0MVT, M0IMA, G8ZPU, M6KUE, G3PFM, 2E0XBT, 2E0WGK, G3PZB, M6JZM, G7VQV. (Time spent on Radio, Flight Refuelling Hamfest)
9th  August 2018

2E0FQH / 2E0WGK, 2E0XBT, M6TID, 2E0GTT, 2E0AAJ, M6NTV, 2E0IIT, M0LMB, M6DVG, M6JZM, G8ZPU, 2E0MVT (Topic- APRS).
16th August 2018
16th August 2018
2E0FQH / M0IMA, M0LMB, M6NTV, 2E0AAJ, 2E0WGK, M6KUE, 2E0XBT, M3LWS/M, 2E0IIT, (New Syllabus + APRS)
23rd August 2018

2E0WGK / M6XUE, M0IMA, F5VMR, 2E0AAJ, 2E0TGE, G8ZPU, 2E0IIT, M6KUE, M0BTZ/P, 2E0XBT (General)
30th August 2018

2E0FQH / ?????, 2E0AAJ, M6NTV, 2E0XBT, 2E0WGK, 2E0IIT, G7VQV/P, M6KUE, M6JZM, G6OHM, 2E0PIX, 2E0TGE, M0TGR, M0ABT (General)
6th September 2018

2E0WGK / M0LMB (L), M6XUE/M, 2E0AAJ, M6KUE, 2E0CXQ,  (General + Other interests likely to rouse the ire of the Station Manager: Photography, Astronomy, Beekeeping, Motorcycles, Golf, Gardening, DIY, Cars, Boating, Lifeboat)
13th September 2018

2E0FQH / M0LMB (L), 2E0AAJ, M6NTV, 2E0WGK, 2E0XBT, M6KUE, M6JZM (Winterising aerials)
20th September 2018


27th September 2018

2E0WGK / M0MMB/T, M0IMA, 2E0XBT, 2E0IVM, M6KUE, 2E0AAJ, 2E0PAU, G0JHQ (Lift)
4th October 2018

No recording
11th October 2018
11th October 2018
2E0FQH / G7EPE, G6GEY, M0MLB, M6NTV, 2E0WGK, 2E0IIT, M0IMA,2E0XBT, G7BZB, M6JZM, 2E0AAJ, M6KUE, M0UAC, G8ZBU, 2E0XUE, 2E0MVT, 2E0TGE (General + Exams)
18th October 2018
18th October 2018
2E0WGK / M0MMB, M7DAN, G7EPE, 2E0XBT, 2E0KUE, M0IMA, M6JZM, 2E0TGE, G8ZPU, M6KKW.   (Recording missed approx 30 mins at start during which period M0IMA explained that the proposed changes to the syllabi were intended to make adjustments to the difficulty levels of the Intermediate and Full Licences,but that the Foundation level of difficulty would remain approximately the same.  Apparently the question pool contains 3000 items.)
25th October 2018

No net.
1st November 2018
1st November 2018
2E0FQH /    (Working as an amateur abroad.)

I try and add recordings as soon as possible, the RAW recording will be added in a day or so, the normalised recording may take longer.  It becomes difficult if I am away and make the recording remotely, when it can take a while to catch up.

For Echolink phone users.
  Sometimes the modulation from echolink calls is very low, note that you can adjust the microphone output in 6dB steps from the setup section on the top right (Android version), try to make your audio sound as loud as the test sample. Alternatively try different settings for different overs and check the RAW recording.  Note that overdriving the audio causes distortion which is impossible to correct and it also seems to induce recording dropouts.

For Handheld Users.  When handhelds are used near the repeater and the signals are fully quieting there are no problems.  As signal strength drops off, more noise is picked up by the repeater.  If the signal strength varies, the recorded noise varies inversely.  To gain maximum benefit from noise reduction methods on a normalised recording it is best if the signal/noise ratio does not change within the over.  Moving about within an over makes correction more difficult.  [There is nothing that can be done if the propagation path changes - if you are mobile, a big ship or lorry goes past.]  I can do more with noise reduction if you have the radio in a fixed position and use a speaker mic AND/OR fit an external aerial such as a vertical on a magmount [biscuit tin, baking tray, car].  A slim-jim hanging in a window or from a tree is good, especially with a clear path.

Data Regulations.  Some of you may have noticed that following the full net some additional conversations have taken place.  When I have been operating remotely the recording has continued and I have captured extra audio I have put some of these conversations on the recordings.  Since any additional voices have not had to the opportunity to veto their presence on the recordings I have decided it would be improper to include them on  recordings and, rather safe than sorry, henceforth I will limit all recordings posted to the internet to the period from the start of the net to the point at which the net controller closes the session.

Recording  5th July 2018.   On raw recordings I have taken to cutting out long silences, and killing noise bursts generated when the repeater cuts out.  These changes do not influence the perceived quality of the overs or their relative levels. On 5th of July, however, I  inadvertently ran the sdr software with a built in noise reduction setting operational, so this was not a "true" raw recording.

Testing Archive:
I am trying different codecs to reduce the size and playing latency of the archive files.  The Testing Archive Link (to be implemented) will enable listener comparisons.  I would appreciate any feedback from listeners who have better hearing than me as to which codecs/speeds give minimal acceptable degradation in listening quality.