Blackpool 70cm DMR repeater is on air for testing. The repeater is on the Hytera DMR/Plus system.
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The Hope Bagot Repeater Group based in Ludlow, Shropshire are pleased to announce that GB3VM, RV49 Woofferton is now operating as a Yaesu Fusion device. As yet it is not connected to the internet but has auto switching to recognise FM input or the different modes of C4FM input. It outputs exactly to the input mode and does not convert between modes at present The Yaesu internal control logic is rather primitive compared to the out-going G8CUL logic with no “Ks” or location info in Morse. So all that is present is the callsign in Morse of deGB3VM. CTCSS, power output, receive sensitivity, squelch setting and footprint are all unchanged. Users are advised to let the repeater's output carrier fall to zero before inputting signal and then the five minute timeout timer will reset. Beware that to tail-end the other op will eat into your five minutes!
As part of the Cambridgeshire Repeater Group plans our FSK Regenerative Repeater GB7PT has been taken off air for engineering work to change the base station equipment. It is hoped to return GB7PT to service within a few weeks, subject to other commitments.
Due to a duplexer fault, GB7PI has been reconfigured to operate with two-aerial working, and as such the TX aerial in use is the tri-band aerial used by GB3PX at a lower position on the same mast. Typically we're seeing around a 8-10dB reduction in received signal. RX performance remains as before. We hope to have it back to normal soon.
GB3HVReported: G8GTZOPERATIONAL 18 Apr GB3DTReported: G8DOROPERATIONAL 18 Apr GB3EHReported: G4OHBOPERATIONAL 17 Apr Logic repairedGB7RNReported: G8PUOOPERATIONAL 16 Apr DSTAR Gateway has been configured, so the RNARS VHF repeater at HMS Collingwood is now on the DSTAR network and fully operational. Reports welcomed to Joe G3ZDF.GB3EHReported: G8CQHNOT OPERATIONAL 15 Apr Logic Unit faultGB3NYReported: M0DPHOPERATIONAL 1 Apr Moved to new site and opperationalGB7IQReported: G3AGWNO NETWORK Problems with internet connections , so stand alone repeater again.GB3ZIReported: G3AGWOPERATIONAL 17 Apr Echo link operational again , Thanks to G3AGW for providing.GB7IQReported: G8VPROPERATIONAL 14 Apr Full service has now resumed and connected to network thanks to G7PFT and G4TSN for there help with this problemGB7HD-BReported: G3VVTNOT OPERATIONAL 15 Apr Reports from service users give repeater as NOT OPERATIONAL. Time/date of outage unknown.GB3HSReported: G0VRMNOT OPERATIONAL 15 Apr Off air due to faulty SMPSUGB3GTReported: 2E0EBGNOT OPERATIONAL 18 Apr Whilst travelling past this repeater, I made efforts to use it. I engaged in a QSO with another user, on a different repeater. He stated that GB3GT had not been heard for some time, and, he believed it was out of operation.