Here is a web link to out IRC chat server – clicking the link will bring you to a page where you see a box showing you some info, and we ask you to just change the 3rd entry down – where it says
Username: guest- – just type something in instead of guest and you’ll be in.
There’s people who stay logged in all day, every day, for months, and then there’s some who just pop in occasionally.
We at GB7MB usually are logged in 24/7 – but we may be out of the shack, busy, or if its mealtime or night times people may not see you log in, so we suggest you don’t just log in, and expect a instant reply, then quit if you dont get an immediate response !
Android clients are simple and free, Here’s a couple we have used.
on IOS, well, much less choice, but here are free IRC apps for the iPhone:
If you want IRC on your Windows PC try these:
Hex Chat free simple, easy, prob the best Windows one.
IceChat free, solid and very configurable. takes a bit more tweaking. i find the UI a bit ‘messy’
Mac OS X (well, there’s only one you should use, and its superb)
Xchat Aqua and xchat Azure free a superb free version on xchat – works on Leopard right up to Yosemite.
check your distro’s repo. on Ubuntu based distro’s open a terminal and type
me$ sudo apt-get install xchat
add your password and go for it. or use your package manager.
All the info you need to fill in is :
server name: irc.mototrbo.org.uk
But we recommend you connect securely usung SSL on port 6697
you will need to ‘accept invalid SSL certificates’
this is not a security risk, as its a self-signed certificate, (not actually invalid)
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