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MB6ILE

MB6ILE Simplex Fusion DV gateway is now operational in Pudsey West Yorkshire. /Stuart,M0SGS
5-Feb-16

GB7UL DMR ON AIR

GB7UL the DMR repeater located near Carrickfergus is now on air covering the Greater Belfast area. The repeater is connected to the Phoenix UK core network and carries the standard talkgroups which are listed on cc-3.net. Regional Talkgroup 880 will be of special interest to GI Amateurs as it interconnects all the DMR repeaters in the Province.
4-Feb-16

PACKET NODES

All the GB7 nodes that have renewed in the last year or two are now using MB7Nnn callsigns so there shouldn't be any GB7nn nodes on air. GB7nn indicates DV repeaters.
4-Feb-16

GB7DZ

GB7DZ is now operational and it provides handheld coverage for Newcastle city centre. It's on the Brandmeister network, so Timeslot 2 Talk Group 9 is connected to the UK national reflector 4400.
Zoltan, M0MBA
1-Feb-16

GB3ES TO RETURN

Following a long period of negotiations GB3ES now has a new site, and will be returning to service in Feb 2016.
29-Jan-16

HOMEBREW DMR

Emerging Technology from the UK Adding to the widely used D-Star Homebrew software repeaters by Jonathan Naylor G4KLX. Jonathan has added DMR to the list. It is now possible with a Arduino DUE based modem called the MMDVM to build a complete Homebrew DMR repeater for amateur radio use, connected to the world wide Brandmeister network. /G4TSN
21-Jan-16

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Latest Status Updates

GB3NC  Reported: G4WVD
OPERATIONAL  4 Feb
I am the keeper and have received the NOV from Ofcom today 04/02/2106
GB3HB  Reported: G4WVD
OPERATIONAL  4 Feb
I am the keeper and have received the NOV from Ofcom today 04/02/2106
GB7FC  Reported: M0AUT
OPERATIONAL  4 Feb
GB7FC is now back in service after a site change.
GB7UL  Reported: GI6DKQ
FIRST SWITCH-ON  30 Nov
Now on air and connected to the Phoenix UK Network. Reports welcome!
GB3CC  Reported: G3UEQ
OPERATIONAL  29 Jan
New PA module fitted and APC circuit repaired, normal operation resumed.
GB7ID  Reported: M0IDD
NOT OPERATIONAL  1 Feb
Currently offline for modifications
GB7DZ  Reported: M0MBA
FIRST SWITCH-ON  30 Nov
Repeater is now on with reduced power output. Will increase it in the next few days.
GB3PC  Reported: G8DOR
PERMANENT CLOSEDOWN  30 Nov

GB3CS  Reported: GM8HBY
OPERATIONAL  31 Jan
On Air 31st January 13:30
GB3MS  Reported: G4IDF
NOT OPERATIONAL  30 Dec
Fault on logic board holding PTT off

Status Summary

Red state: 33
Amber state: 55
Green state: 493

Vetting Summary

Vetting: in progress: 19
Frequency requests: 19
NoV Requests with Ofcom: 37

Repeater Licences

  • 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.

  • Renewal Requests in the last 7 Days

    [MB7INI]  : [G6OHM]  : [MB7NWD]  : [MB7IGR]  : [MB7VP]  : [MB7UIP]  : [MB7IMC]

    Proposals in the last 7 Days

    [5-Feb]  MB6IKC 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - G8DKC
    [5-Feb]  MB6KC 2M SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - G8DKC
    [4-Feb]  GB3WI 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (SITE CHANGE) - M0DUQ
    [1-Feb]  GB7DO 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (NEW) - G1ILF
    [30-Jan]  MB6EB 2M SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - M0LRE
    [30-Jan]  GB7NF 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (NEW) - G0TJH

    NoV Requests made in the last 7 Days

    [6-Feb]  G6OHM 70CM ANALOG GATEWAY (RENEWAL) - G6OHM
    [5-Feb]  GB3KW 70CM DUAL-MODE REPEATER (NEW) - GM7SVK
    [4-Feb]  GB7ESC 2M PACKET MAILBOX (RENEWAL) - G0WDA
    [1-Feb]  GB7IE 2M DIGITAL VOICE REPEATER (NEW) - G7DIR
    [4-Feb]  GB7SOU 2M PACKET MAILBOX (NEW) - G1GXB
    [4-Feb]  MB6AB 2M SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - MW0YAC
    [2-Feb]  MB6IAL 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - M1CDU
    [4-Feb]  MB6IEH 70CM SIMPLEX DV GATEWAY (NEW) - M0EUY
    [5-Feb]  MB7IBM 2M ANALOG GATEWAY (NEW) - 2M0ROT
    [5-Feb]  MB7IMC 2M ANALOG GATEWAY (RENEWAL) - 2E0RDU
    [4-Feb]  MB7NWD 2M PACKET NODE (RENEWAL) - GM3SAN
    [1-Feb]  MB7NWD 70CM PACKET NODE (RENEWAL) - GM3SAN
    [4-Feb]  MB7UIP 2M PACKET:APRS (RENEWAL) - M1NIZ
    [4-Feb]  MB7VP 2M PACKET:APRS (RENEWAL) - M1NIZ
    [4-Feb]  MB7VY 2M PACKET:APRS (NEW) - G4LUL

    NoV Clearances in the last 7 Days

    [4-Feb]  MB6IIK STROOD  (70CM) DV GATEWAY - G6HIV
    [4-Feb]  G0KEN LEYLAND  (70CM) GATEWAY - G0KEN
    [4-Feb]  GB7FB BLACKPOOL  (70CM) DMR - G0WDA
    [4-Feb]  GB3HB ST AUSTELL  (70CM) AV - G4WVD
    [4-Feb]  GB3NC ST AUSTELL  (2M) AV - G4WVD
    [4-Feb]  GB7FC BLACKPOOL  (70CM) DM - M0AUT
    [4-Feb]  MB7NWD SANQUHAR  (4M) PACKET - GM3SAN
    [4-Feb]  MB7NDU DUNS  (70CM) PACKET - GM7LUN
    [3-Feb]  GB7VS SHROPHAM  (70CM) DM - M0ZAH
    [2-Feb]  GB7NE ASHINGTON  (70CM) D-STAR - G0UDZ
    [2-Feb]  GM7LUN GALASHIELS  (70CM) GATEWAY - GM7LUN
    [4-Feb]  MB7NWD SANQUHAR  (70CM) PACKET - GM3SAN
    [1-Feb]  MB6ILE PUDSEY  (70CM) DV GATEWAY - M0SGS
    [30-Jan]  GM7JDS KIRKINTILLOCH  (2M) GATEWAY - GM7JDS
    [1-Feb]  MB7UIK MAIDSTONE  (2M) APRS - G4ZXI
    [1-Feb]  MB7VG LANARK  (2M) APRS - GM6BIG




     
    Featured Repeater Summary (random)  

    Callsign: GB3LF  Keeper: G3VVT
    Channel: RB14 (70CM)  TX: 433.3500 MHz  RX: 434.9500 MHz   
    Locality:  KENDAL  Region: NORTH
    NGR: SD543920  QTHR: IO84PH  [Lat: 54.3213 : Lon: -2.7048]
    Echolink: 184457   IRLP: 5140
    Advised Status: OPERATIONAL
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