There are Internet Gateways up and down the UK also all over the world
now on 2Mtrs, 70Cms and 6Mtrs that any licensed amateur can have access to.
Many of the gateways use the eQSO software. No repeater shift is required, and
no access tones are needed. The gateway operates a simple squelch system, which
means any signal on the frequency will be accepted. In the future if more
internet gateways become operational, and QRM becomes more of a problem, some
gateways may have to resort to CTCSS tone squelch.
The gateway is very easy to use. You use it as you would any simplex
frequency and call CQ and you will be surprised who might come back to you as
there are gateways all over the world. Remember that there can be a delay from
the station that you are working and don’t forget to wait for the pips after
there over before to transmit.
Not all gateways are on 24 Hrs so check with your local gateway keeper
for their operation times.
70Cms = 430.0125 to 430.0750MHz
& 434.4750 to 434.5250MHz 2Mtrs = 145.2875 & 145.3375MHz 6Mtrs = 51.910 to 51.950MHz 4Mtrs = 70.3875 to 4125MHz
= 1297.9000 to 1297.9500MHz