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STATUS UPDATE

MB6LE down for maintenance on antenna back on air soon.... will report when operational. MB6ILE no issues
22-Aug-16

GB7DO

GB7DO near Doncaster is now on bench test and will be FULLY OPERATIONAL in the next few days. thanks to all for there help. Dave M0AUT / Paul G1ILF
21-Aug-16

WELCOME TO UKNH

Welcome to the UKNH & the Wires-X network, the following Digital and analogue gateways MB6IBW in Burntwood, Staffs 2E0OWC thanks Stuart, MB7AOK in Hoo High Street thanks to Steve 2E0SGG, and MB6ISR in Surbiton thanks to Rex G8UBJ Stuart M0SGS
18-Aug-16

ATTENDED ONLY GATEWAYS

From the beginning of August we have commenced issuing MB7A?? callsigns to Attended Only Simplex Gateways. "A" for Attended. Previously these have used your own callsign. The new callsign series will be implemented on renewal for existing gateways and straight away for new applications. For more details please contact Steve G8SFR
11-Aug-16

RENEWALS

When submitting a renewal request please ensure that: 1. You use the same email address that is on your NoV, otherwise your request is ignored by the system 2. That you also submit a recent copy of your Ofcom Amateur Radio licence, the date of issue must be less that 4 years old. You can obtain an up to date copy on the Ofcom website. Your "Life Time Licence" has to be revalidated every 5 years. If you submit one that is out of date we will not be able to process your renewal. Thank you Steve G8SFR
11-Aug-16

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Latest Status Updates

GB3AA Reported: G8CJZ/G4
NOT OPERATIONAL  26 Aug
Off air for approx 24hrs, for service
GB7SO Reported: G7DDN
NOT OPERATIONAL  20 Aug
Off air temporarily for tests - No expected return date as yet

Status Summary

Red state: 37
Amber state: 60
Green state: 509

Vetting Summary

Vetting: in progress: 14
Frequency requests: 32
NoV Requests with Ofcom: 57

DMR Key Features

Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) preserves full channel width and divides it into alternating time slots that can each carry an individual call.
Motorola maintains that two-slot 12.5 kHz TDMA-based systems (providing 6.25 kHz equivalency) is more efficient.
This means that two separate conversations can be handled by the one repeater, on the same frequency but on a different "channel".
TDMA technology for narrowband 12.5 KHz (6.25 equivalent-6.25e) provides advantages of:
  1. feature flexibility
  2. lower equipment costs
  3. longer battery life
  4. future-readiness
  5. spectrum efficiency
Check here for more.

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 7 Days

    [GB7DA]  : [GB3KE]  : [GB3KW]  : [MB6IEI]  : [MB7UXB]  : [MB7UVN]  : [MB7AFY]  : [MB7IKI]

    Proposals in the last 7 Days

    [25-Aug] MB6CW 2M GATEWAY (NEW) - 2E0CWE
    [24-Aug] (ID#3063) 70CM DV REPEATER (CHANGES) - GW0WZZ
    [24-Aug] GB7MH 70CM DUAL-MODE (CHANGES) - G3NZP
    [24-Aug] GB3VO  DV REPEATER (NEW) - GW0WZZ
    [21-Aug] GB7WS 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - G7MLO
    [20-Aug] GB7TH 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - M0LMK
    [19-Aug] MB7UCL 2M APRS (NEW) - M0WIT

    NoV Requests made in the last 7 Days

    [22-Aug]  GB3AB 70CM AV REPEATER (NEW) - M0GAV
    [18-Aug]  GB3KBQ 10GHZ BEACON (CHANGES) - G4UVZ
    [19-Aug]  GB3KEU 5GHZ BEACON (SITE CHANGE) - G3AAF
    [18-Aug]  GB3LPC 3GHZ BEACON (NEW) - G3NNG
    [20-Aug]  GB3RF 2M DUAL-MODE REPEATER (CHANGES) - G0BMH
    [19-Aug]  GB3RPE 10GHZ BEACON (SITE CHANGE) - GW8KCY
    [18-Aug]  GB7FF 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - G0WDA
    [18-Aug]  GB7WX 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (NEW) - G7NEH
    [22-Aug]  MB6INW 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - G8NSD
    [22-Aug]  MB6INW 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - G8NSD
    [24-Aug]  MB6IOK 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - G7LFC
    [21-Aug]  MB7ALF 70CM ANALOG GATEWAY (NEW) - 2E0FLF
    [24-Aug]  MB7ALL 70CM ANALOG GATEWAY (NEW) - 2D0IOM
    [23-Aug]  MB7APZ 2M ANALOG GATEWAY (NEW) - G0TPZ
    [21-Aug]  MB7UL 2M PACKET:APRS (SITE CHANGE) - M0IRK
    [20-Aug]  MB7UVN 2M PACKET:APRS (RENEWAL) - GW0VFF
    [21-Aug]  MB7UXB 2M PACKET:APRS (RENEWAL) - M0RDC
    [24-Aug]  MB7VN 2M PACKET:APRS (RENEWAL) - GM8HBY

    NoV Clearances in the last 7 Days

    [24-Aug] GB7DA AIRDRIE  (2M) D-STAR - GM4AUP
    [24-Aug] GB3KE GLASGOW  (2M) DM - GM7SVK
    [24-Aug] GB3KW GLASGOW  (70CM) DM - GM7SVK
    [25-Aug] MB7AFY LIVERPOOL  (70CM) GATEWAY - M0RDC
    [25-Aug] MB6CC ST AUSTELL  (2M) DV GATEWAY - M1AEG
    [25-Aug] MB7IKI KIMPTON  (2M) GATEWAY - G7HMV
    [24-Aug] MB6SN SEATON  (2M) DV GATEWAY - 2E0EBL
    [18-Aug] MB6MT MERTHYR TYDFIL  (2M) DV GATEWAY - GW0UXJ
    [18-Aug] MB7ITH ROTHERHAM  (2M) GATEWAY - 2E0EVP
    [18-Aug] MB7UAH EAST KILBRIDE  (2M) APRS - GM7GDE
    [18-Aug] MB7NLS MELROSE  (70CM) PACKET - GM7LUN




     
    Featured Repeater Summary (random)  

    Callsign: GB3EF  Keeper: G1YFF
    Channel: R50-01 (6M)  TX: 50.7200 MHz  RX: 51.2200 MHz   
    Locality:  STOWMARKET  Region: SOUTH-EAST
    NGR: TM119644  QTHR: JO02NF  [Lat: 52.2372 : Lon: 1.1011]
    Advised Status: OPERATIONAL
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