GB7MB closes down

Unfortunately, between 27th December 2019 and 28th December 2019 GB7MB will be going off-air and closing down because of site loss. If anyone is able to offer a practical working site to relicense and host GB7MB – a UHF MotoTRBO 25w repeater, please get in touch with anyone here at Read More

GB7MP Morecambe Bay P25 repeater comes on-air

A new UHF repeater has come on-air this week,  It is a P25 / DMR digital repeater. It’s transmitter output is on : 439.750 and it’s RX: 430.750. The P25 repeater uses the default NAC of 293 and Talkgroup 2 and, and if you are out of the area or Read More

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.  Read More

GB7UZ off-air

As most DMR locals may have noticed, GB7UZ is off-air and there is no way of knowing if it will ever return.So It isn’t your radio – the repeater is gone.

MB and UZ last heard lists

We were asked by some folks at Blackpool rally to add a few links to the last heard pages, the web pages where you can see who’s been using the repeater and what their rough signal quality was like into them. So here we are, First link is to the Read More

GB7MB Talkgroups

List of current Talkgroups on GB7MB TIME SLOT 1 TG1 WORLD WIDE, TG2 EUROPE, TG9 LOCAL SECONDARY, TG13 ENGLISH WORLD WIDE TG80 UK WIDE USER ACTIVATED 1 (INCL. MALTA 9H1DMR) TG81 UK WIDE USER ACTIVATED 2 (INCL. MALTA 9H1DMR) TG113 ENGLISH WORLD WIDE USER ACTIVATED 1, TG119 WORLD WIDE USER Read More

Embrace and extend .. GB7MB is hoping for a friend called GB7UZ

As has been said before about GB7MB, the primary motivation for our repeater was (is) to enable handheld and mobile DMR comms ’round the area, and we’re more than aware that there are a few ‘black spots’ in coverage around the morecambe and Lancaster town centres, so, in a bid to aid filling Read More

Dial-a-repeater !

Direct Dial – as it’s known, is available on GB7MB – but what is it ? well, it’s good news from the Guys who run the kindly run the British c-Bridge over at www.cc-3.net and good news for British DMR-MARC Repeater users in general. Quite simply, it allows you to Read More

GB7MB changes to new UK c-bridge

As the end of March draws nearer, so does the date for all UK DMR-MARC repeaters to switch over from the the German  SmartPTT server that we were all using, to a new British c-bridge by the Guys at   http://www.cc-3.net/  GB7MB was swapped over to the UK c-bridge at 21:40 approx Read More

TG 8 Roaming and a – gloaming..

Ok, I know the photo is of a cellular phone mast, but The news is that Talkgroup 8 (slot 2) is now enabled on GB7MB, enabling users on neighbouring DMR-MARC repeaters to have their own ‘local’ group. This is usually called in your radios’ codeplug, TG 8 Roaming or TG Read More

Norcal audio test server – check your levels..

Audio levels between different users, it’s one of the most often heard remarks (or complaints) on DMR  – I didn’t know they had linked the  NorCal DMR Audio Test server onto Talkgroup 13. but it seems they now have,  (Thanks Bernard) – so if you want to check your audio Read More

Channels not used on GB7MB

Hi folks ..   I Hope you’re all doing okay now after we had a tiny reshuffle on GB7MB. Here’s a few channels that i see in various codeplugs occasionally, but they can be safely deleted now. They may be named slightly different in your codeplug though.. but they are generally Read More

A change of slot..

Well, after local users being locked out of the local repeater due to non-local traffic tying up both slots, a decision was taken, after considering the facts, to drop a busy DMR-MARC talkgroup from slot 2. The talkgroup dropped was ‘Uk wide’,  ID 235. But fear not local people, UK Read More

GB7MB now live

We are pleased to say that GB7MB is now active and connected the DMR-MARC network.

Countdown to GB7MB

It should be all systems go this evening, as we expect just after 8pm this evening to be setting up GB7MB from it’s site – although it will not be in it’s own shack proper – that will come later, as will the Andrews Heliax feeder & the bit of Read More

GB7MB Talkgroup config

Important Talkgroup information below: These are subject to change, as DMR-MARC and GB7MB evolve Use only these Talkgroups. TG 8 roaming with HM,PN, and LP will be available (very) soon, All colour code 1 Timeslot 1 TG 1 – Worldwide calling TG 2 – European QSOs TG 13 – Worldwide Read More

Programming up for GB7MB (again)

GB7MB frequencies are listed on the UK repeaters web site, and they’re here too. The repeater transmits on 439.700 – and listens for you on 430.700. Program your transceiver accordingly: Transmit:        430.700 Receive on:      439.700 colour code:     1 Talkgroup :       9  only (for now) For testing, we will use the Read More

GB7MB gets NOV

  GB7MB gets NOV for 439.700… We will be hoping to get it on-air ASAP – and hopefully DMR-MARC connected soon after. watch here or our Twitter feed for upcoming News and Updates