GB3IP – Receives NoV
A big thank you to the ETCC and Ofcom for the fast NOV issue! GB3IP is currently on my bench and should soon be placed into service. GB3IP is designed to cover Redhill and outskirts, south of the M25.
As you may be aware, GB3JC is currently off the air. It’s that time of year, the nights roll in fast and the soldering iron heats up quickly. For now here’s some pictures.
I’ve been rather busy of the last couple of days. Firstly may I say a big thanks to Steve M0HOY who runs the HubNetwork in the UK. It’s important to note that Peter G7RPG, Steve M0HOY and Stuart M0WTX have really promoted the network. We’ve seen an increase in local activity since the launch of GB3NZ, thus proving; activity breeds activity!
So a big thank you to everyone that runs the network. If I’ve missed anyone out, please comment below and I will happily update this post!
We are receiving very positive comments from local users, thank you for the feedback.
A new server has launched (NODE 2410), this will allow expanding and promotion of the network. You can view the status board here: https://speechless.iax.org.uk/link.php?nodes=2410
On Saturday, I launched the repeaterkeeper.net forum. This forum is for both Sysops and users, the aim is to bring the community together. It’s a virtual pub, you’ll need to bring your own beer!
Come join in the discussion. All users are welcome!
Today I received the sound cards with the CM108AH chip & G7RPG modifications. GB3JC is now connected to Allstar with node number: 49025. I will shortly post the Allstar commands as these are different from standard EchoLink codes. It’s important to remember that we still have EchoLink on GB3JC, we now have the best of both worlds.
You can check the node status here: GB3JC NODE STATS
I’m happy to report GB3JC-NZ are linked together permanently via a remote server running SVXLink. We have a 10M application in for GB3TX, this will also join the permanent link system.
Operators can now check their transceivers by listening to the other repeater.
We are currently looking into a blanket callsign as the system is essentially one.
Here is GB3NZ with the homebrew SVXLink interface card.
Just a quick update, the GB3JC repeater is now running on the new homebrew J-pole antenna.
Here you can see the test position, yes Tech the cat is watching over proceedings!
I’m happy to report the antenna has an SWR of 1.5 on 430.900Mhz! I’m happy with that!
She’s now up in the air:
A quick video demonstrating DTMF control on the M0ZAH logic.