GB7MB is still on-air, but we use P25 & HF SSB 28.495
The demise of DMR in the area has seen a resurgence of a few of the locals go back to 10m SSB instead. We have been using 28.495 USB (on and off) for over 10 years now, with a brief flirt with DMR in between when we put GB7MB on air. Activity is low of course, but is monitored most of the time, so fire your HF rig up and shout up. We are vey relaxed on there and fun, please don’t get offended by the goings-on on 28.495 – instead, just join in,
DONT BE a LISTENER !
The photo above is a MMDVM – a little radio board that sits on top of a Raspberry Pi – those tiny twenty quid computers – and it’s a hotspot for your P25 rig.
You can buy them ready built too, they work fine. here’s an example.
After a bit of a config you need a P25 set, they pop up on Ebay and other places occasionally.
you shouldn’t need to pay much above £100 for one, the chinese haven’t yet made a cheap P25 set yet, and likely never will, have a google for P25 digital if you don’t know what it is.
We have a Morecambe bay reflector for P25 and several users, though again, activity is low 🙁
So, that’s an overdue update, just so you know what’s happening (not too much) but feel free to use GB7MB and have fun.