RILGES Update – Hastings repeaters GB7HE GB3HE GB3JT MB7UE

Dave G8PUO from RILGES/EREC sends through this exciting update about the enhancements and future of the Hastings repeaters.

RILGES Update – Hastings repeaters GB7HE GB3HE GB3JT MB7UE

Thanks to a super RILGES working party, a lot of work and humping up the tower was completed on site today.  A summary is listed below.

The new DSTAR GB7HE repeater, controller and antenna/mast was installed, together with a temporary GB3HE repeater back on the narrow frequency split (existing GB3HE taken away for reprogramming and alignment).  New cavities/filters were also fitted to allow co-located 70cm repeaters on the site. Both repeaters appear to be operating well.  Reports welcomed please.

MB7UE new APRS system was installed. 

GB3JT new DATV repeater heliax cable and angled slot antenna taken to site but due to high winds we will have to install on another visit,

A new larger rack cabinet was installed to mount the various FM, DSTAR, APRS and DATV equipment.

Wireless link to be installed hopefully over next week, so we have internet access on site.  

Many thanks to Jamie M0JBR, James G7VAE, Malcolm G3TCG, Dan M0HOW, Paul M0LRE, Louis M0LPW and Paul M6PWD (catering) for assisting on site today. Good work chaps.  Thanks also to Don G4TKR, John G7UBF, Vince M1AKL and Martin M0ROK,

Thank you to Ark Helenswood Academy for their generosity in providing us excellent facilities for our community Amateur Radio repeaters.

We would like to wish all repeater group members and users a great Christmas and happy New Year.  

All membership renewals and donations much appreciated as we need  to pay for this equipment.

Below: Antennas, Repeater cabinet (work in progress). Filters in repeater, bottom and side panels.
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GB3EB 2m in Uckfield- Active
MB6EB 2m DStar Node in Eastbourne - Active
MB6RY Wires-X DigiGate in Broad Oak - Active
GB3HE 70cm in Hastings - Active
GB7HE 70cm DStar in Hastings - Coming soon
GB3ZX 70cm in Eastbourne - Low Power
GB3JT 23cm ATV in Hastings - NoV cleared
GB7RY 70cm X-Wires Repeater Rye - Active
GB7ES Eastbourne - DSTAR Rpt. - Active
GB3ES 2m in Hastings - Active

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