So that both modes can exist side by side some basic rules must be followed. Yaesu Fusion radios: set the radio to AMS (automatic mode select) If the repeater is in use by someone on FM your radio will automatically switch to FM, and when using the repeater leave a gap between overs, this will allow people with FM only radios to call in. Conventional FM radios: Set your radio to use CTCSS on transmit and receive, so that you do not hear the digital noise, when making a call, check to see if the repeater is in use, do this by observing the busy LED or the signal meter, if all is clear make your call, if the repeater is in use on digital and you wish to call in, wait for a gap and make your call, the repeater will switch to FM and also the Yaesu Fusion radios.
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 will expire at the end of March 2017 prior to which time advice will be given on how to renew.
NoV's are issued by Ofcom with the RSGB as their agents managing the frequencies and networks.
GB7HSReported: G1XCCOPERATIONAL 4 Oct Fully operational on DMR-MAR Network also on TG 862 slot 2. Local TG 9 slot 2 tethered with GB7LE TG 9 Slot 2.GB7FK-BReported: M1CMNPERMANENT CLOSEDOWN 2 Oct Now Changed to a DMR RepeaterGB7PD-CReported: MW0HVBFIRST SWITCH-ON 30 Sep GB7PD-C is now fully operational.
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