The Hope Bagot Repeater Group, based in Ludlow are pleased to announce that following the issue of the NoV on 20 June 2015 that from 25 June GB3VN is on the air with a new Yaesu Fusion DR1XE unit. Coverage should be identical to the outgoing Tait 800 series equipment. This brings to four the number of Fusion Units in the Welsh Marches and GB3VN joins GB3VM, GB3HC and GB3ZA with this new technology. The next one to watch for is GB3RT from Cwmbran. The HBRG extend their thanks to the ETCC team who processed the application and Ofcom for the NoV. Dave Porter G4OYX RK for GB3VN
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.
GB3SYReported: G4LUEOPERATIONAL 1 Jul Power restored to cabinet. G4LEU.GB3JBReported: G3ZXXOPERATIONAL 1 Jul Returned to service at 5:30pm today 1st July 2015.GB7RB-CReported: GW6CUROPERATIONAL 11 Jun GB7RB-C is now operational from its new site at St.Hilary. The repeater is currently in standalone mode for the time being until a Wifi link has been established. Would welcome any reports.GB3SYReported: G4LUENOT OPERATIONAL 16 Jun Power failure to cabinet unsure on expected return.GB7DLReported: M0VBRFIRST SWITCH-ON 25 Jun Repeater now operational