Well , Not to be late to the party, Three Local Amateurs decide to run a New Amateur DMR Digital repeater, based in Heysham and will be connected to the Worldwide DMR-MARC network and will be a MotoTrbo DR3000 MotoTrbo Repeater
Overlooking the whole of Morecambe Bay from its site, it is hoped to provide useful coverage particularly around Morecambe, Lancaster and Heysham for portables and mobiles that we already use on simplex, and for happily growing core of DMR users who have wisely opted to go with professional digital radio standards in the area, and are pushing Amateur Radio in Morecambe Bay screaming into the 21st century.
It *may* be possible to setup ‘roaming’ between GB7MB and the GB7HM, GB7LP and GB7PN, which if practical, could see coverage extending from up in Cumbria, down into N.Wales, and most points in between, and could potentially provide a very valuable service for all Amateur DMR users the repeater coverage areas, but i stress this *may* only be a future project.
The GB7MB repeater is presently awaiting the granting of the NOV and it is intended to be, what may be called an ‘open source’ Amateur repeater, as the three Repeater owners particularly want to run the repeater with full transparency.
Transparency will be a important feature of the project, as there will be no repeater group, no committee, no subs, no politics, Its not a business venture, its An Amateur Radio Repeater, for Local Radio Amateurs, in the truest spirit of Amateur Radio, for us all to experiment with DMR technology.
Everyone will be welcome to use GB7MB at any time, from anywhere, whoever you are (as long as you are licensed !)
and you will be made most welcome. however, a donation button will appear on this site if you do feel like saying ‘Thanks’ and supporting this exciting new project.
All relevant information will be made available on this site, and on the GB7MB Facebook site, Twitter and on QRZ.com.
Frequencies, a list of Talkgroups, basic codeplug programming tips (and examples) for some Motorola and CS700 DMR will be made available, in order for you to be able to access GB7MB. The current state of repeater funds, donations, service status, and a user forum will appear here also.
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