8th September 2016

GB3TP – Progress Report

I have now received a new NOV from OfCom to establish GB3TP at its new location in West Shipley.

We have decommissioned the repeater from its old location and I am currently working my way through all the equipment; servicing, repairing and replacing as necessary.

Hopefully we should be in a position to locate the equipment in its new home soon and get GB3TP back on air.

Steve G8ZMG


8th September 2016

New home for MB7UL

We are pleased to report that MB7UL (APRS Digipeater & RX Igate) is now active once again. It is co-located back at its original location with GB3XL at Wrose.

Phil M0IRK, Steve G8ZMG.


13th August 2016

Temporary DMR access arrangements

To assist analogue users across the district while TP is off-air, we are changing the DMR access on GB3XL to give priority to local analogue use.

All digital features are still available, but are now “User-Activated” only.  This means no digital traffic will be heard from the BrandMeister network unless a local RF-based operator manually accesses a talkgroup first to “open” the connection.


12th August 2016

We have submitted a request to the ETCC for permission to change site for GB3TP.

Their coverage prediction map makes interesting viewing:

https://ukrepeater.net/my_vetting.php?id=3042


 

3rd July 2016

Power Supply Problems GB3TP GB7TP MB7UL

Bad news – building work has started at the farm that hosts GB3TP etc. A digger has ripped up a section of the 500m armoured underground mains cable that feeds the bunker housing all our equipment.

We are currently trying to get an update from the farmer about just what is happening, and the options (if any) for us going forward. It may be possible to repair the break, but the impact of the new building(s) is unclear at this time.

Whatever happens, it is clear that service will not be restored anytime soon.

We are now thinking about alternative sites if we lose the use of this site permanently, but given the reduction in use of TP etc. recently, we feel the Aire Valley user community needs to have a discussion on the possibility of retiring the repeaters.

Comments / input most welcome to g8zmg@yahoo.com

73 Phil M0IRK, Steve G8ZMG

 

 


 

29th May 2016

Linking to Yaesu Fusion Wires-X rooms

Additional functionality is being added to BM-UK allowing cross connections between the BM-UK DMR network and the Yaesu Fusion Wires-X network.

The North-East Group on TG23560 (also accessible via reflector 4416) is now mapped to Wires-X room 27408.

I’m sure many more links will be established soon.  Check the links page for more details.