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G4YVM
25th Apr 2015, 10:14
I think we should add

Kit for sale
Kit wanted
Swaps and trials

A few rules...adverts MUST only be for portable ops related stuff.


Sales and want ads are obvious, but the swaps might work for paid up members only. Here we can offer or request swaps and trials, so if I have a mag loop, for example, and I know someone else wants to try one, we can arrange a "lend" etc. obviously it works on honesty so only paid up members please. Also of course it would be up to the parties to ensure it works honestly. It won't be easy. In another forum, now gone, and nothing to do with radio, we had such a forum which was accessibly only to invited members. It sounds rather exclusive, and it was, but it worked very well indeed and we often swapped and traded things worth hundreds of pounds without incident. I think FISTS gets this too, certainly in my experience, so it is possible.

Just a few thoughts

D

G0DZB
25th Apr 2015, 11:43
Is there a need for a section for "I'm about to go out /P" posts ?
PeterO
G0DZB

G4YVM
25th Apr 2015, 11:49
Is there a need for a section for "I'm about to go out /P" posts ?
PeterO
G0DZB

Nice idea

D

M0LMK
25th Apr 2015, 14:15
I think we should add

Kit for sale
Kit wanted
Swaps and trials

D

I think we'll take a look at an ads/classifieds section once we have the awards finalised.


Is there a need for a section for "I'm about to go out /P" posts ?
PeterO
G0DZB

I'm currently working on a "Spots" system that works like a DX cluster. A bit like this - DXSummit.fi (http://www.dxsummit.fi/#/) but for /P only.

Free members will be able to spot any call sign (apart from their own) who is /P by entering the call sign, frequency and a short comment. Full members will be able to do the same but will be able to "Self Spot" and select a time in the future (so they can self spot before leaving home in case they have no internet on the move). The spots will show up as a table on the "Spots" page with the newest at the top. I'll also feed that table out to a Twitter feed so members who use Twitter will get an automatic notification as soon as a new station is spotted.

mu0chn
25th Apr 2015, 19:17
For sale and wanted is a good idea as next year I will be looking for a QRP radio ;)

WD5IKX
26th Apr 2015, 22:35
Is there a need for a section for "I'm about to go out /P" posts ?
PeterO
G0DZB

I like this one. I will be out portable in west Texas at the Texas Star Party in about two weeks.

John
WD5IKX

G8TDU
27th Apr 2015, 05:23
I couldnt help thinking that i had seen the small logo in the tab at the top somewhere before, until i realised its very similar to an electrical wholesaler's called Newey and Eyre

Electrical Supplies, Electrical Wholesalers, Electrical Equipment - Newey & Eyre (http://www.neweysonline.co.uk/Homepage.action)

M0LMK
27th Apr 2015, 06:36
I couldnt help thinking that i had seen the small logo in the tab at the top somewhere before, until i realised its very similar to an electrical wholesaler's called Newey and Eyre

Electrical Supplies, Electrical Wholesalers, Electrical Equipment - Newey & Eyre (http://www.neweysonline.co.uk/Homepage.action)

So it is!

It's not our image, it's the default favicon that comes with the forum software.

I have asked if anyone would like to have a go ad designing us a logo (here (http://www.arpoc.org/news-and-announcments/94-arpoc-logo.html)) but it looks like we don't have many graphic skilled members.

G8TDU
27th Apr 2015, 11:41
Not a lot you can do with a Favicon Matt, but what is the highest resolution you can use?

John

M0LMK
27th Apr 2015, 16:37
32px x 32px for a favicon.

I can create a new one once we have a logo but no one has stepped up to create one yet.

I may have a go this week once the spots system is finished.

G8TDU
27th Apr 2015, 22:28
Well ARPOC is too much to get into a 32x32 icon so unless its abbreviated to something like AP you will have to think about a small pic that sums up portable radio operation.

John

G4YVM
27th Apr 2015, 22:55
A cartoon of a rig on legs!

A BIT like...

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