So, following my warm welcome to the HamShack Digital Modes chatroom earlier today, I signed up for the Allstar Link network on the recommendation of John (K1IF).
The AllStar Link Portal allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio’s communications capabilities.
After a six year break I am really enjoying rediscovering ham radio through the various web resources and digital modes available via the Internet. I’ve already logged some great QSOs with operators around the world that I wouldn’t have had any other way. I don’t have the funds to buy expensive radio equipment at present nor the room to put up any antennae. So, for now at least, I’m making the most of using my other passion – the world wide web – to rekindle my two-way communications hobby.
I’m excited to see what AllStar has to offer, however, at this moment in time the registration process has failed to send me a confirmation e-mail. So I’m about to send a note to their Validation Staff to try and get the process kick-started again.
UPDATE – 24th October 2012 @ 08:30 UTC
There was an e-mail from Tim Sawyer at Allstar waiting for me this morning. He’s very kindly activated my account, however, I am still having problems logging in. I have sent another reply and hopefully he’ll be able to get us up and running later today. Thanks Tim!