February 2023 News!

As February draws close to an end, Hamshack Hotline has a few announcements for our users.

First, we are announcing a new supported endpoint. The Polycom VVX-350 is now the latest in our lineup of supported endpoints that can be used on the HH network and can be auto-provisioned!

Also, with the generous help of many HH users who are also AllStar node owners, we have found a solution to the annoying sms messages that are being broadcast from many of the AllStar nodes that have RF 94xxx extensions with us.

These sms messages may not actually be displayed on your phones screen, depending on your settings, but a lot of newer model phones that are “SMS RFC-Compliant” will drop calls after receiving an sms, anywhere between 30 and 45 seconds into the call.

The reason is not important. What is important is that, with the help of you, our user base, we now have a solution and will make sure new RF stations are compliant before being issued an RF extension with us. We will also be working with the current RF extension holders that are broadcasting sms beacons, to help them correct the issue so no more calls get dropped.

We ask that you please be patient with this last process as tracking down all the current owners of nodes transmitting sms beacons on HH connections will be pretty time consuming.

Bill, de KG6BAJ
Senior Engineer.