GB3SX

GB3SX – R50-8
50.79 MHz, FM Analogue Repeater
Location: Stoke on Trent

CHANNEL R50-08
OUTPUT 50.7900 MHz
RX1 51.2900 MHz
MODE ANALOGUE
QTHR IO93BA
LOCATION STOKE ON TRENT
NGR (view) SK059488
REGION MIDLANDS
CTCSS See Below
KEEPER G4SCY
LAT/LONG 53.036446 / -1.913464
STATUS Operational
CTCSS on GB3SX
A few people have asked about CTCSS – Phil has responded as follows:
“CTCSS on transmit was removed from GB3SX by Geoff a
number of years ago due to interference issues.
At the next site visit,  Paul 2E1EUB and myself G4SCY will test the TX CTCSS and switch it on if there are no interactions . ”
 
Phil G4SCY.

 

Images courtesy of www.ukrepeater.net

GB3SX is a 6 metre Repeater
(co-sited with GB3SM)
At QRA locator IO93BA, 351 metres, 1142 feet above sea level
at Ipstones Edge, Staffordshire Moorlands near Stoke-on-Trent.
United Kingdom.

 

 

The GB3SX repeater became operational in 1997, it Transmits on 50.79 MHz and Receives on 51.29 MHz, UK channel number R50-08. Both the repeater Receiver and Transmitter use full Continuous Tone Carrier Squelch System (CTCSS) at a frequency of 103.5 Hz.

It should be noted that the repeater will not respond to a 1750 Hz tone burst or allow any talk through function without the use of the correct CTCSS frequency and this is common with all currently licensed UK six metre repeaters.

At 50 MHz electrical interference can be a real problem and the original repeater site suffered from electrical interference that progressively worsened, due to this and during 2006 the repeater was re-sited to its present location, however and whilst not as severe or constant, even from the location of the repeaters new site electrical interference can still occasionally be somewhat problematic.

A local reading of GB2RS the RSGB news service can be heard on most Sunday evenings at 1830 Hrs local time, at the end of the news reading the reader always welcomes on-air reception reports.