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GB7ES repeater moves into active service

Paul Waldock M0LRE of EREC/RILGES sent through this update regarding the recent activation of GB7ES. Further info can be found via Paul’s site at www.mb6eb.co.uk

The day has finally arrived that brings GB7ES, East Sussex’s first D*Star repeater, to full operation.

After a couple of days of reconfiguring the gateway computer, which provides the facility to route call signs and to be able to connect the repeater to others around the world. We were finally accepted onto the USTrust network, this morning (6/11/15).

The repeater has been operating as a ‘standalone’ DV repeater since the beginning of September without the gateway available, which has been really useful in actually finding out what the real life coverage of the repeater is. Only this morning did I receive a call from Chris M0NAY/m located at Toy Hill near Sevenoaks, Kent. Although well outside the normal coverage area of the repeater the location is listed on the SOTA website as 245mASL height really can make the difference.

Approximated coverage map supplied by UKRepeaters.net

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GB7ES Eastbourne D-Star repeater returns to service

Following a fire, the RILGES operated UHF D-Star repeater GB7ES has now returned to active service.

The repeater was returned to site on the 27th July 2015 and is currently operating in stand alone (repeater) mode. According to M0LRE, the repeater is awaiting an internet connection feed to the repeater room so that full gateway operation can be activated.  This should be undertaken soon and no doubt the many D-Star users who are popping up all over the place in recent times will enjoy the stable functionality that GB7ES offers.

View the current status of GB7ES.

Source: http://www.mb6eb.co.uk/

GB3EB goes offline due to fire at site

logo_rilgesNews came through via various sources over the last couple of days including a quick report from Paul M6PWD who spoke to Gordon (M3HXY) on GB3HE earlier today.

Sadly, a fire broke out at the St. Lukes Church site where GB3EB is located in Eastbourne and as such the repeater will obviously be offline until repairs and further arrangements are made to re-instate the repeater.

According to Dave G8PUO at RILGES who run the repeater GB3EB will go off-air Saturday 17th January and will also sadly mean that the planned installation of the new D-Star repeater GB7ES will be put on hold until the repair work at the Church has been completed in a few months time.

The repeater hardware itself is quite intact though will of course have to be removed for inspection and testing. Initial time-frames for the building repair works to be completed is expected to be at least three months.

Dave already has discussion underway with regards to the options available for the repeaters and has promised an update as soon as a route forward for them is found.

Best wishes go to Dave and the working party on Saturday who look as though they have quite a tricky job on their hands.

Check the status and details for GB3EB Hastings 70cm repeater.

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UK Amateur Radio Repeaters

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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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