GB7MN, the 70cm DMR repeater near the Stockport area is not currently operational. The phoenix network has lost connectivity to the repeater on the 26th March. GB3MN, the 2m fusion connected repeater that is on the same repeater site, is still operational, so the fault appears to be with the repeater itself. Unless something more... Continue Reading →
GB3ST is operating at reduced output power due to a cooling fan failure. The repeater may also exhibit intermittent operation as it will temporarily turn itself off should a critical temperature be reached. Unfortunately, in the current circumstances, a site visit is not possible, so we don't know when normal service will be restored.
Come and say hello to us today at the Nantwich Radioactive rally at Nantwich Civic Hall. We are next to the RSGB tables. We will also be attending the Red Rose rally next week in Leigh.
GB3MN was stuck transmitting an empty carrier over the Christmas and new year period. Attempts to reboot the repeater failed to clear the fault. A software rollback was performed which appears to have fixed the issue. The repeater is fully operational once again.
This year's AGM will be held on Monday 2nd September at 19:30 local time. Stockport Radio Society are kindly hosting us this year at Walthew House. For full details, please see the events calendar. We hold our AGMs at different venues around the area so that we can reach as many members as possible. If... Continue Reading →
Following a successful hardware and firmware upgrade, GB3MN is back on the air. GB3MN is now on C4FM via Wires-X Node 44006. FM Service is as before.
The GB3MN Yaesu fusion repeater has been removed from its site today, Sunday 28th July to allow a hardware and firmware upgrade. This will involve the hardware being returned to Yaesu in Winchester for a few days. If successful, we hope to return GB3MN to service by Saturday 3rd August. GB3MR on 70cms FM is... Continue Reading →
Come and see us today at the Stockport radio rally at Walthew House. Myself (Jake 2E0SEY) and Peter G8NSS are present.
On Monday 8th July there will be a planned power outage on the site of GB3MP. Power to all non-essential systems (including GB3MP) will be unavailable. GB3MP will fail-over to it's battery backup power source during the outage. Run time will depend on usage of the repeater. Normal service will resume once power is restored... Continue Reading →
Following our survey on GB3VT, a few things became clear. DSTAR users were mostly happy to keep VT as a DSTAR repeater, as they now had a good repeater to use in the area. Moving VT to FM again would open up a hole in DSTAR repeater coverage. On the other hand, many respondents clearly... Continue Reading →