Meeting being started by @G3YYH, 5 visitors tonight!
"an evening of UnReal radio" will be semi live tooted here...
Tim is making the argument that "real radio" is very personal, just like music.
Starting with a mention of echolink, connects repeaters and can be accessed from the pc or your phone too. RF still very much involved.
International Radio Network now, uses teamspeak to connect with RF (requires license) and non-RF (for anyone) which can be a great introduction to the hobby.
Zello. Various users and uses, from the noble to the questionable. Some RF links, eg to Southern Ireland repeaters. Active!
Tim is now forcing people to use his handheld radio android phone thing.
Having a PTT makes it much more radio like.
Question about the "aerial", which may or may not be doing anything other than looking like a radio, or maybe improving WiFi / cell signal.
Live demo of network radio channel 5 on zello with G1YPQ, AND a break station wanting to join. Audio quality is noticeably very good.
Question about why it's simplex, by design! Otherwise it's just a phone.