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GB7SJ

GB7SJ Fusion/Analog repeater has had a new Yaesu DR1X repeater installed and coverage seem to be better than before. Feedback would be welcome and please note that at the moment the Yaesu DR1X is running without a repeater controller so K tones and other nice features are temporary not available. Testing will be done on the suspect repeater removed and hopefully a conclusion will be reach and posted here. Wishing all the Northwich Repeaters users a more reliable QSO on GB7SJ. Kind Regards Stuart /M0WTX
23-Feb-17

GB7SI

DMR repeater in Stoke-on-Trent now has a ALLStar Node 43305 connected on Timeslot 1 Talkgroup 1. /G8NSS
18-Feb-17

2 METRE REPEATER CAVITIES

Wondered if any has to give or sell some 2 metre repeater cavities? Band pass/reject and notch type filters. Looking to use a single antenna on 2 metres. Willing to pay good money if anyone can help? Kind regards Stuart (M0WTX)
14-Feb-17

MB7ISJ 10 METRE LINK

Some testing was today was done on the new 10m Link in Northwich. Coverage seems to be increased coverage over the MB7ISJ 2m Link quite considerably. Look forward to hearing some new contacts on 10m mobile on 29.280Mhz 77Hz ctcss /M0WTX.
7-Feb-17

Which Form?

To report repeater outages and restoration use this form.
For repeater applications, digital or analogue gateways, changes to mode (eg to FUSION), TV repeaters, RF internet links and all PACKET/AX25 including APRS use the e1-online form.
For a 2nd NoV use this form, and to send us a news article for this column on the Home Page please use this form.
For all RENEWALS please use the ETCC Renewals Form.

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Latest Status Updates

GB3VT Reported: G8NSS
REDUCED OUTPUT
Antenna has moved in the winds due to a bracket has given way, repeater operation but aerial is horizontal, so you will see a 20db drop in signal.
GB3BV Reported: G3YXZ
OPERATIONAL  23 Feb
Operational with CTCSS temporarily 118.8 Hz , until upgrades have been completed. Then will be changed back to correct CTCSS of 82.5 Hz (D)
GB3KY Reported: G1SCQ
NOT OPERATIONAL  22 Feb
Repeater unit back to supplier for firmware update
GB3SB Reported: GM7LUN
OPERATIONAL  20 Feb
Repeater back on after PA repair
GB3ED Reported: GM7LUN
REDUCED OUTPUT
Poor receive performance ,appears to be desensed by GB7EE and other transmissions on or near the site.
GB3CM Reported: GW8KCY
OPERATIONAL  20 Feb
CM remains Fully Operational.

Status Summary

Red state: 27
Amber state: 84
Green state: 510

Vetting Summary

Vetting: in progress: 11
Frequency requests: 32

POWER LIMITATIONS IN 70CMS

With the significant increase in numbers of 70cms digital voice repeaters which have inputs at the low end of the band the ETCC have been reminded to highlight the power restrictions which apply to 430 - 432 MHz. The maximum peak envelope power in this part of the band is 40W (16dBW) effective radiated power (ERP) for Full and Intermediate Licensees and 10W (10dBW) for Foundation Licensees. Given that many modern mobiles can run 50Watts power output to high gain collinears it is very easy to exceed these levels so please take care to keep your power to the minimum required and certainly never above the limits mandated in your licence.
20-Feb-17

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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Repeater Licences

  • Repeaters, Gateways, Nodes etc are licensed by means of a "Notice of Variation" (NoV) on an individual's amateur radio licence.
  • A Second NoV will CANCEL the effects of the first Variation in effect removing authorisation to operate the Repeater/Gateway.
  • Most repeater NoV's expire at the end of March 2017. The RSGB is inviting early renewals for a further 3 year term.
  • The RSGB are agents of Ofcom for the issue of NoV's and managing of the frequencies and networks.

  • Renewal Requests in the last 5 Days

    [GB7DX] : [GB3SM] : [GB3SX] : [GB7PK] : [GB3BV] : [GB3EE] : [GB3ND] : [GB3VS] : [GB7GL] : [GB3MK] : [GB3IK] : [GB3CZ] : [GB3MW] : [GB3WK] : [GB7EX] : [GB3AR] : [GB3GB] : [GB3SK] : [GB3RA] : [GB7DS]

    Proposals in the last 5 Days

    [23-Feb] GB3DW 2M DUAL-MODE (NEW) - MW0VTK
    [21-Feb] GB3FO 70CM AV REPEATER (NEW) - M0RFU
    [21-Feb] MB6INT 70CM GATEWAY (NEW) - 2W0KSA
    [21-Feb] GB7WD 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - G4VZO
    [20-Feb] GB3GB 70CM AV REPEATER (?) - G8NDT

    NoV Requests made in the last 5 Days

    [20-Feb] GB3UP 70CM AV REPEATER (NEW) - GW6TKK
    [19-Feb] GB3WM 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (NEW) - M0JZT
    [20-Feb] GB7YK 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - G1MAW

    NoV Clearances in the last 5 Days

    [23-Feb] GB7NL EXETER  (70CM) D-STAR - M0NLO
    [23-Feb] GB7SK LEICESTER  (70CM) DMR - M1FJB
    [23-Feb] GB3FR SPILSBY LINCS.  (2M) AV - M1FJB
    [23-Feb] GB3RB BOLSOVER  (70CM) AV - G1SLE
    [23-Feb] GB3RH AXMINSTER  (70CM) AV - G6WWY
    [23-Feb] GB3UB BATH AVON  (70CM) AV - G4KVI
    [23-Feb] GB3WB WESTON-SUPER-MARE  (70CM) AV - G4TBD
    [23-Feb] GB3WE WESTON-SUPER-MARE  (2M) DM - G4SZM
    [23-Feb] GB7WB WESTON-SUPER-MARE  (70CM) DM - G4SZM
    [23-Feb] MB7VE SOUTH MOLTON  (2M) APRS - G6SQX
    [23-Feb] GB3AA BRISTOL  (2M) DM - G4CJZ
    [23-Feb] GB7FW BIRMINGHAM  (70CM) DMR - G8VIQ
    [23-Feb] GB7LR LEICESTER  (70CM) DMR - M1FJB
    [23-Feb] GB7FH FAREHAM  (70CM) D-STAR - G6ORL
    [23-Feb] GB7RR NOTTINGHAM  (70CM) DMR - G0LCG
    [23-Feb] GB3CI CORBY  (70CM) AV - G7HPE
    [23-Feb] GB3SF SOUTH MOLTON  (70CM) AV - G6SQX
    [23-Feb] GB7ZI STAFFORD  (70CM) D-STAR - G4YFF
    [23-Feb] GB3ZI STAFFORD  (70CM) DM - G4YFF
    [23-Feb] GB7IT WESTON-SUPER-MARE  (70CM) DMR - G4SZM
    [23-Feb] GB7IS WESTON-SUPER-MARE  (70CM) FUSION - G4SZM
    [23-Feb] MB7UBR BOGNOR REGIS  (2M) APRS - M0IVQ
    [22-Feb] GB7EK WHITSTABLE  (70CM) DMR - G6MRI
    [22-Feb] MB6BD BRANDON  (2M) DV GATEWAY - G4WXN
    [22-Feb] MB7UEI STAINFORTH  (2M) APRS - M0GIW
    [22-Feb] GB3AV AYLESBURY  (70CM) AV - G8BQH
    [22-Feb] GB3VA BRILL  (2M) AV - G8BQH
    [22-Feb] GB3SW SIDMOUTH  (2M) AV - G6XUV
    [22-Feb] GB7IE PLYMOUTH  (2M) FUSION - G7DIR
    [22-Feb] MB7USM STAINES  (2M) APRS - M0JFP
    [21-Feb] GB3WJ SCUNTHORPE  (70CM) AV - G3TMD
    [21-Feb] GB3AC LYDNEY GLOS  (70CM) AV - G4CJZ
    [21-Feb] GB3AK BRISTOL  (23CM) AV - G4CJZ
    [21-Feb] GB3GX LUDLOW  (10M) AV - G1MAW
    [21-Feb] GB3NK ERITH  (70CM) AV - G4EGU
    [21-Feb] GB3TG MILTON KEYNES  (3CM) TV - G4CAK
    [21-Feb] GB3YL LOWESTOFT  (70CM) AV - G4RKP
    [21-Feb] GB7AD BRISTOL  (70CM) D-STAR - G4CJZ
    [21-Feb] GB7AA BRISTOL  (70CM) DM - G4CJZ
    [21-Feb] GB7SN SHEFFIELD  (70CM) DMR - M1ERS
    [20-Feb] GB7GT LUDLOW  (70CM) DMR - G1MAW
    [20-Feb] GB7FG CARMARTHEN  (70CM) DM - GW8KCY
    [20-Feb] MB6EY WITHERNSEA  (2M) DV GATEWAY - G4SJI
    [20-Feb] GB3TA TAMWORTH  (2M) AV - M0TSD
    [20-Feb] MB7IUR LEICESTER  (2M) GATEWAY - M1GUR
    [20-Feb] MB7AUR LEICESTER  (70CM) GATEWAY - M1GUR
    [20-Feb] GB7CW BRIDGEND  (70CM) DMR - GW0UZK
    [20-Feb] GB3BC PONTYPRIDD  (2M) AV - GW6CUR
    [20-Feb] GB3CO CORBY  (2M) AV - G1DIW
    [20-Feb] GB3DC DERBY  (2M) AV - G7NPW
    [20-Feb] GB3ME RUGBY  (70CM) AV - G7BQM
    [20-Feb] GB3NM NOTTINGHAM  (70CM) AV - G4IRX
    [20-Feb] GB7CL CLACTON ON SEA  (70CM) DMR - G0MBA
    [20-Feb] GB3XN WORKSOP  (70CM) AV - G3XXN
    [20-Feb] GB7DB AMPTHILL  (70CM) D-STAR - G3YQO
    [20-Feb] GB7JF NORTHAMPTON  (70CM) D-STAR - G7HIF
    [20-Feb] GB7PN PRESTATYN  (70CM) DMR - G4NOY
    [20-Feb] GB7MB HEYSHAM  (70CM) DMR - G4TUZ
    [20-Feb] GB3IW RYDE  (70CM) AV - G4IKI
    [20-Feb] GB7UZ LANCASTER  (70CM) DMR - G4TUZ
    [20-Feb] GB7AK BARKING  (70CM) DMR - G8YPK
    [20-Feb] GB3MG PONTYPRIDD  (70CM) DM - GW6CUR
    [20-Feb] GB3IW LINK EAST COWES  (70CM) GATEWAY - G4IKI
    [22-Feb] GB3FG CARMARTHEN  (2M) DM - GW8KCY
    [19-Feb] GB3RT CWMBRAN  (70CM) AV - MW0YAC
    [19-Feb] GB3CM CARMARTHEN  (70CM) AV - GW8KCY
    [19-Feb] GB7CD CARDIFF  (70CM) D-STAR - GW6CUR
    [19-Feb] MB7NSK SELKIRK  (70CM) PACKET - GM0FTJ
    [19-Feb] MB7NSK SELKIRK  (70CM) PACKET - GM0FTJ
    [19-Feb] GB7GC GRIMSBY  (70CM) D-STAR - G7EOG
    [19-Feb] GB3MB MERTHYR TYDFIL  (70CM) AV - GW6CUR
    [19-Feb] GB3BB BRECON  (2M) AV - MW0UAA
    [19-Feb] GB3AN AMLWCH  (70CM) DM - GW6DOK
    [19-Feb] GB7EG EAST GRINSTEAD  (70CM) DMR - G7KBR
    [22-Feb] GB7GC GRIMSBY  (70CM) D-STAR - G7EOG
    [21-Feb] GB3BN LINK READING  (70CM) GATEWAY - G4KWT
    [22-Feb] MB6PZ ST JUST  (2M) DV GATEWAY - 2E0YHQ
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