GB7MA

GB7MA – RV 48
145.600 MHz, Digital Repeater.
Location: Bury.

CHANNEL RV 48
OUTPUT 145.600 MHz
RX1 145.000 MHz
MODE DIGITAL
QTHR IO83UO
LOCATION Bury Lancs
NGR (view) SD833133
REGION NORTH
KEEPER G7LWT
LAT/LONG 53.616336 / -2.254038
STATUS OPERATIONAL

 

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 GB3MA & GB7MA UPDATE

 

Saturday (29th Nov) was a very long/busy 10 hour day with a complete rework of the repeater antenna systems, with assistance from a professional rigger, at advantageous “mates rates”. A new vertical colinear and 2 x new band specific 3 element beams have been installed, along with bandpass filters on 2 m and 70 cm. The DMR breakthrough on GB3MA is greatly improved but it is only a problem during weekdays, so it’s something to keep an eye on.

On Saturday night there were encouraging reports for GB3MA (70 cm FM) from 2E0VVQ (North Manchester), Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Stockport, South Manchester and Bury.

Today (1st December) GB7MA (2 m DSTAR) was installed. The inaugural  contact was with G3SMU (Bolton) and subsequent tests were with G6GYI (Macclesfield) and G0AMU (Manchester).

A number of return visits are planned to optimise the performance of the cavities and later to implement an Internet connection for the gateway to the global D-STAR network. The feeders need to be replaced and some mast related work also needs to be scheduled but first I need to save up a few pennies to cover the cost of the works.

 

Any reports/observations would be very useful over the next couple of weeks.

 

73 Darren, G7LWT

 

 

GB7MA  Reported: G7LWT
OPERATIONAL  13 Jul
GB7MA has returned to service, in test mode from the QTH of the repeater keeper, pending relocation to the repeater site. Many thanks to G4MDC for assistance with the new duplexer alignment. NB. GB7MA is operating in local mode, without a gateway, until final commissioning.