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GB3HO

Mick Senior, G4EFO reports that GB3HO in West Sussex is now operational on RU71.
28-Jul-16

GB3DQ

Hello, I run GB3DQ from home here in SE Cornwall. The repeater has run very successfully over the last six years or so. I use two Motorola GM380's for TX & RX on 70 Cm's with a 7.6 meg split. The radios are working fine, the problem I have is that over a period of time the duplexer/circulator has gone out of tune and was causing breakthrough. I took this to a friend locally, and he retuned it, but I'm afraid to say that the receive side of the repeater is now very poor. So what am I looking for, either somebody who has the ability to tune or repair said duplexer. The other option would be a different duplexer tuned to the repeater split. Any help would be most appreciated. Kind regards, John, G1YDQ.
26-Jul-16

MB6INK

Steve (2E0SGG) is still looking for any support for a Fusion (C4FM) repeater in the Rochester area of Kent. He is proposing changing mode from DMR to Fusion for MB6NK and MB6INK. He reports MB6NK getting use on D-Star but MB6INK is not being used.
25-Jul-16

GB3BP

Due to ongoing lockup issues GB3BP is off air for investigation. /G0MGX
22-Jul-16

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Latest Status Updates

GB7SX  Reported: G0AFN
NOT OPERATIONAL  29 Jul
Antenna failure-to be replaced. Hopefully back on in 7 days.
GB3HO  Reported: G4EFO
FIRST SWITCH-ON  27 Jul
GB3HO now on air, albeit with a temporary aerial. Hope to install proper aerial by 31st July.
GB7LR  Reported: M1FJB
OPERATIONAL  25 Jul
Transmit filter had burnt out. It was a helical filter that had been tuned beyond rated specs to avoid interference with GB3LE. Replaced with lower loss cavity filter that exceeds original specs in all respects. See website for more details.
GB7LR  Reported: M1FJB
REDUCED OUTPUT
There appears to be a low TX RF fault. Having been away for a week in Spain, this has not yet been investigated. Will be investigated 25/7, hopefully returned to service on that date. See website for more info.

Status Summary

Red state: 35
Amber state: 61
Green state: 511

Vetting Summary

Vetting: in progress: 13
Frequency requests: 24
NoV Requests with Ofcom: 37

Using D-Star

  1. most 70cm D-Star repeaters use 9MHz spacing
  2. Mode is "DV"
  3. YOUR default is "CQCQCQ" or station being called
  4. RPT1 (example) GB7DE**B (* = space)
  5. RPT2 (example) GB7DE**G (* = space)
  6. 2 spaces between callsign and port/mode in RPT1/2
  7. 2 Metre port is "C", 70cm is "B"
  8. "G" for Gateway allows your call to be heard using as dongle or a connected reflector
  9. MYCALL is your own callsign without P or M
  10. Polarisation is Vertical
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Renewal Requests in the last 7 Days

[MB7UQ]  : [MB7IYS]

Proposals in the last 7 Days

[26-Jul]  GB3SR 2M AV REPEATER (NEW) - G7AJP
[25-Jul]  GB7HA 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - M0NAS
[22-Jul]  MB7IGH 2M GATEWAY (NEW) - G3ZPU

NoV Requests made in the last 7 Days

[25-Jul]  GB3NA 2M DUAL-MODE REPEATER (SITE CHANGE) - G4LUE
[22-Jul]  GB3XX 70CM AV REPEATER (NEW KEEPER) - G8KHF
[23-Jul]  GB7ID 70CM DV REPEATER (CHANGES) - M0IDM
[27-Jul]  MB6ICY 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (RENEWAL) - G4HFG
[27-Jul]  MB6IGC 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (RENEWAL) - G4CUI
[29-Jul]  MB7ILG 2M ANALOG GATEWAY (NEW) - MM0MBN
[29-Jul]  MB7IYS 2M ANALOG GATEWAY (RENEWAL) - 2E1AYS
[26-Jul]  MB7UQ 2M PACKET:APRS (RENEWAL) - GM3MZX

NoV Clearances in the last 7 Days

[25-Jul]  GB7KH KELVEDON HATCH  (70CM) DM - M1GEO
[25-Jul]  MB6CY OLDHAM  (2M) DV GATEWAY - G4HFG
[23-Jul]  GB7PP IPSWICH  (70CM) D-STAR - G0FEA




 

Featured Repeater (random)  

Callsign: GB7XX
Keeper: G4MSF
Channel: DVU37 (70CM)  
TX Freq: 439.4625 MHz   RX Freq: 430.4625 MHz
Mode: DV (DMR/10 PHOENIX UK)
TX antenna: RADIO STRUCTURES FUC3
Locality:  FELLING
Region: NORTH
NGR:  NZ27596187
QTHR: IO94FW
Lat/Lon: 54.9507, -1.5707
Advised Status:  OPERATIONAL

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