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Radio amateur in southern Scotland, living in a valley with no local repeaters so limited operations. Trying to open up more and get more on-air with DMR. Member of Galashiels and District ARS (GM4YEQ) helping out in club events and also helping new local amateurs set up. Also , tinkering (ADSB, DVSwitch and MMDVM hotspots) and unofficial PC support for friends. Other interests

Just saw the latest Starlink train of satellites for my first time. Waiting to see (and hear) the ISS when dad noticed the long line of dots. Then after that passed we saw the ISS cross, and heard various people on the IORS repeater 437.8Mhz, from UK, France, Spain, Italy.

50 minutes later no change and the hard drive light stopped being on constantly so I hit the reset button....
Now it's "updating your system". I only asked for a restart, not an update to 2104 or whatever is the latest build.

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Text went weird in Windows 10, presumably graphics driver glitch. Fine, I'll just do a quick restart and that'll fix it....

15 minutes later:

With dad GM1OPO/P at Lauder Common. Hearing YB0AZ Wis from Jakarta in Indonesia clear 5/3 signal with little QSB on 20m 14.190. Dad gave a few calls but not heard (only 5w on the FT817).

10m (and 11m CB) open into Europe from UK.
Unfortunately I'm RX only on anything but VHF/UHF and DMR from home atm.

Radio amateur in southern Scotland, living in a valley with no local repeaters so limited operations. Trying to open up more and get more on-air with DMR. Member of Galashiels and District ARS (GM4YEQ) helping out in club events and also helping new local amateurs set up. Also , tinkering (ADSB, DVSwitch and MMDVM hotspots) and unofficial PC support for friends. Other interests

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