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GB7KH GOES MULTI-MODE
On Sunday 18th September, GB7KH changed to an MMDVM-based repeater, enabling the use of DMR and YSF in addition to D-STAR formerly provided by the Icom G2 box. While some slight issues are to expected, the repeater appears to function well in both DMR and D-STAR with Fusion largely untested by users. /M1GEO19-Sep-16
Today has seen the addition of analogue receive on the input of GB3YT. Following many requests, the 23cm TV repeater in Mirfield has had this second receive mode added on the same input frequency of 1276MHz. The transmit output on 1316MHz, will remain digital only. Radio operators active on 2m are reminded that GB3YT also has an audio talkback facility on an input frequency of 144.750MHz. Full details and latest news on the repeater can be found on our dedicated GB3YT website.8-Sep-16
Please note there will once again be a demo Repeater just for the Show on the BrandMeister Network GB7HUK "Hamfest UK" on 70Cms DMR, Please call and see us on the BrandMeister UK stand just outside the Main Entrance for Demo's and information, there is now a link between BrandMeister DMR reflector 4420 UK & Wires-X Room 27753, for more info,please come and see us Steve G0LCG The East Midlands Repeater Team GB7IN, GB7RR, GB3IN31-Aug-16
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Latest Status Updates
GB3NA Reported: G4LUEOPERATIONAL 25 Sep
GB3NA Opperational today at 13.30. It is on low power and the tower is in its down position 20 feet. Work is continuing on the tower, to install GB7YD and GB3HF within the near future. Ernie G4LUE.
With approximately 500 Repeater Keepers Notices of Variation expiring at the end of March next year, neither the RSGB nor Ofcom are keen on having a deluge of applications to renew at that time, therefore agreement has been reached to phase renewals from now on with renewals for a further 3 year term.
If you are invited to renew early please take the opportunity, and ensure you have an updated licence validation document (issued within the last 5 years by Ofcom) to prove your eligibility.
The first few phased renewals have already been issued by the RSGB and we hope to drastically reduce the 500 to a much lower figure by March of next year.14-Sep-16
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
Proposals in the last 7 Days
[26-Sep] MB7UC 2M APRS (NEW) - G7IDB
[24-Sep] MB6NI 2M GATEWAY (NEW) - GI6DKQ
[23-Sep] GB3VC 70CM DUAL-MODE (NEW) - M0OTH
NoV Requests made in the last 7 Days
GB7BD 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (SITE AND FREQ CHANGE) - G4RKY
GB7WS 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - G7MLO
MB6ICD 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - 2E0ECD
MB7UCL 2M PACKET:APRS (NEW) - M0WIT
NoV Clearances in the last 5 Days
[24-Sep] GB3SS ELGIN MORAY (2M) DM - GM4ILS
[23-Sep] GB3CP FERMANAGH (2M) AV - GI8RLE
[22-Sep] MB6TV HEXHAM (2M) DV GATEWAY - G1HZI
[22-Sep] GB7PB DURHAM (2M) D-STAR - G4EBN
[22-Sep] GB7MH EAST GRINSTEAD (70CM) DM - G3NZP
[22-Sep] MB6CN CHARD (2M) DV GATEWAY - 2E0DZT
[22-Sep] MB6IAG SLEAFORD (2M) DV GATEWAY - 2E0ENN
[22-Sep] MB6IMT MERTHYR TYDFIL (70CM) DV GATEWAY - GW0UXJ
[22-Sep] MB7AOK HOO TOWN CENTRE (70CM) GATEWAY - 2E0KSG
[23-Sep] MB6CW NOTTINGHAM (2M) DV GATEWAY - 2E0CWE
Featured Repeater (random)
Channel: DVU59 (70CM)
TX Freq: 439.7375 MHz RX Freq: 430.7375 MHz
Mode: DV (DMR/3 PHOENIX UK)
TX antenna: COLINEAR
Lat/Lon: 51.5192, -1.2011
Advised Status: OPERATIONAL