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Unattended operation


Anyone in the UK got nodes running 24x7 unattended?

My QTH is just within 50km of a location where we cant do 2.4ghz or 5ghz unattended operation so all experimentation is only online temporarily



AE6XE's picture
We have seen many UK nodes

We have seen many UK nodes online 24x7 historically.     Is there no provision in the UK regulations for unattended operation, e.g. repeater sites, mesh nodes, and more?

There is provision for it but

There is provision for it but it has traditionally needed a NOV or in the case of a repeater, a callsign issuing.

There are also 2 locations in the U.K. where unattended operation of several bands is prohibited within 50km due to them being government listening stations (gchq/nsa) which I am unfortunately 40km from one.

G1AW's picture
Please correct me if I'm

Please correct me if I'm wrong I'm very new to this, but if you run one of the public channels, they can't do didly squat about that, and you don't need an NOV to run unattended, Joe Public does it all the time. You might get channel contention but use of directional antennas could alleviate this. 

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I often use public channels.

Output seems to drop off above channel 177.
I set BW to 20 MHz, do a WiFi Scan at each end of the link.
Then choose a quiet channel in common.

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