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GB3BT UPDATE

The GB3BT mast has split about 4 feet off the ground, with the loan of a local hi ab to lift it ,we hope to have it back vertical within the couple of weeks weather permitting. /GM7LUN
14-Nov-18

GB3BM

We are hoping to rig the GB3BM antenna system on Monday 12/11/18, weather permitting. The base station is a Tait T800 Series II and is in the process of being integrated with the control system - just waiting for some connectors to arrive. Once this is done, bench testing on dummy load will take place for a few days. If all goes well, BM should be operational in a couple of weeks time.
Steve G8PYT and Noel G8NDT. /G8PYT
7-Nov-18

The role of the ETCC

  • The Emerging Technology Co-ordination Committee (ETCC) was created to deal with all matters concerning amateur radio repeaters and data communications for the RSGB.
  • The Committee assists Ofcom in the processing of applications for Notices of Variation (NoVs) for repeaters, internet gateways and mailboxes and is also responsible for the coordination of all requests for site and frequency clearances prior to submission to Ofcom.
  • To help develop and enhance the UK Amateur Radio Repeater and Data Communications networks.

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    Vetting Summary

    Vetting: in progress: 10
    Frequency requests: 19


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    Latest Status Updates

    MB6EP  [Reported by G0OXZ]
    NOT OPERATIONAL  16 Nov
    GMSK modem fault. Ongoing investigation/parts on order.
    GB3JC  [Reported by M0ZAH]
    OPERATIONAL  15 Nov
    GB3JC is on air with new controller. There may be some teething issues, which will be dealt with if needed.
    GB3GB  [Reported by G8NDT]
    OPERATIONAL  12 Nov
    Changed over to a Tait TB7100 Base Repeater. New T800 SII on the way to link into WM Multiplex System.
    GB3IW  [Reported by G4IKI]
    OPERATIONAL  12 Nov
    Replacement rx colinear fitted, tx faults cleared.
    GB3IW  [Reported by G4IKI]
    NOT OPERATIONAL  11 Nov
    Storm damage to rx (top) colinear, replacement ordered fault on tx (crackle), found to be vco dry joint, ....fixed fault on tx pa, blown filter cap causing low power, ......cap replaced
    GB7FD  [Reported by M0RGV]
    FIRST SWITCH-ON  11 Nov
    Short Term (3 hours) attended switch-on for hardware testing with reduced output.

    Status Summary

    Red state: 94
    Amber state: 17
    Green state: 849
    Licensed/unknown: 83

    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 Vetting

    NOTHING CURRENTLY

    10 Proposals in ETCC Vetting

    [15-Nov-2018] MB7IRX 2M GATEWAY (NEW) - G4IRX
    [14-Nov-2018] MB7ICM 2M GATEWAY (NEW) - 2I0NIE
    [14-Nov-2018] MB7UAB 2M APRS (SITE) - GM4EMX
    [13-Nov-2018] MB7USI 2M APRS (NEW) - GM0USI
    [13-Nov-2018] GB3TA 2M AV REPEATER (NEW) - G8MKT
    [11-Nov-2018] GB3IW 70CM AV REPEATER (SITE CHANGE) - G4IKI
    [9-Nov-2018] GB7BM 70CM DV REPEATER (SITE CHANGE) - G8VIQ
    [23-Oct-2018] GB7UD 70CM DV REPEATER (NEW) - M0JMO
    [2-Apr-2018] GB3NA 2M DUAL-MODE (SITE) - G8POK
    [10-May-2016] GB3FRS 23CM BEACON (SITE CHANGE) - G8ATK

    19 Outstanding Frequency Requests with Ofcom

    [GB3CLE ] [GB3IOW ] [GB3IP ] [GB3KM ] [GB3KM ] [GB3SA ] 
    [GB3SF ] [GB7CD-A ] [GB7DOR ] [GB7JC ] [GB7PL ] [GB7PR ] 
    [GB7RA ] [GB7RB-A ] [GB7TH ] [GB7TM ] [GB7WN ] [MB7ILR ] 
    [MB7PH ] 

    Of the 19 above, 4 were requested more than 24 months ago

    [GB3CLE ] 23-Dec-2015   [GB3IOW ] 23-Dec-2015   [GB7CD-A ] 3-Sep-2013  
    [GB7RB-A ] 14-Aug-2015  

    10 NoV's pending Ofcom issue

    [8-Nov] GB3CB 70CM AV REPEATER (NEW KEEPER) - G8NDT
    [14-Nov] GB3MK 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (NEW KEEPER) - G6GEI
    [8-Nov] GB3MM 23CM AV REPEATER (NEW KEEPER) - G8NDT
    [14-Nov] GB3NQ 23CM TV REPEATER (NEW KEEPER) - G0KTD
    [8-Nov] GB3WN 70CM AV REPEATER (NEW KEEPER) - G8NDT
    [15-Nov] GB7BEX 2M PACKET MAILBOX (NEW) - G7TAJ
    [10-Nov] MB6NL 2M SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - M0RLM
    [15-Nov] MB6PW 2M SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - M0JFK
    [16-Nov] MB6SG 2M SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - G0KUX
    [16-Nov] MB7IPO 2M ANALOG GATEWAY (NEW) - 2W0YMS

    Licensed in the last 6 Days

    [14-Nov] MB7UJ MAIDENHEAD  (2M) APRS - G8DOR
    [14-Nov] MB7UW WINCHESTER  (2M) APRS - G8UXW
    [12-Nov] MB6ITQ LOWESTOFT  (70CM) DV GATEWAY - G7UWA
    [11-Nov] MB7UD DUMBARTON  (2M) APRS - GM0RTY

    Featured Repeater Summary (random)  

    Callsign: GB7WP  Keeper: Thomas Howarth [G4BKF]
    Channel: DVU61 (70CM)   TX: 439.7625 MHz  RX: 430.7625 MHz   
    Locality: BIRKENHEAD  Region: NORTH
     QTHR: IO83KJ   [Lat: 53.38 : Lon: -3.09]
    Advised Status: OPERATIONAL
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