Tetra MTP850S GMLN5099 external aeriel connector

One of the main bugbears in many portable (not just Motorola) HTs is the inability to connect external aeriels As I was experimenting with Tetra DMO my HT, a nice old MTP850 fug, needed the ability to be used on an external aeriel, and, because this is the UK, you Read More

After GB7MB

Although we have seen the demise of the GB7MB DMR repeater, the site itself is not going anywhere. I am hopeful that Hax will continue to add the odd posts as he as always done so. I personally feel he has a excellent way of passing his knowledge on. Locally Read More

A Thankyou ..

To everyone that came to visit us at Blackpool rally yesterday and very kindly surprised us with donations, we’d like to say a big Thankyou to You all, and also of course, to Everyone who has supported us this far, either with donations, equipment, time or other assistance along the way,. even just by joining Read More

Chinese CS700 hardware manufacturer..

I wondered where the original Chinese manufacturer of these CS700 sets was hiding.. so it appears that this is them (apparently)   here is their site..   CoValue.com.cn   How true it is, i can’t tell. interesting though all the same… unless you know better – in which case, write in Read More

Service interruption.

Week commencing Monday the 9th There may be some network interruption on the repeater this week, as we swap over equipment and upgrade the internet connection. There may also be some down time on Tuesday afternoon as some electrical work is undertaken at the site.

Planned work.

GB7MB may suffer from a few interruptions today as a few adjustments are made. It may also be disconnected from the network so that we can upgrade some of the equipment. This could last until quite late this evening.

No NOV in 2014

Well the powers that be have now finished for the year, ending any expectation of GB7MB getting on air  before the new year. So the repeater will have to remain on the test bench a little longer. So it is time to wish all our members and visitors a happy Read More

Get some FPP on a DM4600 ?

Yes – FPP or ‘ Front Panel Programming ‘ is often seen in Amateur circles, generally in conversations about commercial or PMR gear. As upper-teir commercial gear is now almost all menu  driven, Amateurs often debate on how much control they have over things like frequency, CTCSS, power or whatever, Read More

GB7MB predicted coverage map

Many Thanks to Steve M1SWB – Repeater Keeper of DMR-MARC Repeater GB7LP and 6m repeater GB3LP who kindly took time to plot this coverage map of what GB7MB should cover – radius is 400Km, signal level 0.3 to 1uV Many Thanks Steve 🙂

ETCC update – bonfire night..

“Well, i noticed it on Twitter yesterday, but here it is again from the ETCC UK Repeater site 70cms Clearances We are very well aware of the long lists of outstanding 70cms requests and are working with Ofcom to ensure that they are dealt with as soon as possible. When Read More

Server maintainence

Saturday 20th September 2014 will see the site down for a few hours while our server is relocated. I would advise that even if you can get on the site Saturday, do not make any posts. Hopefully this change to a new data centre will improve things behind the scenes. Read More