Our latest repeater, GB7CE went live on the 16th June 2018.
GB7CE is a dual mode Fusion/analogue voice repeater running from a Yaesu DR-1X and an HRI-200 module for internet connectivity. It is located in Colchester, Essex (click here for a map) and is very kindly hosted for the Martello Tower Group by Marc, 2E0EMZ.
Fusion is Yaesu’s implementation of Digital Amateur Radio, utilizing C4FM 4-level FSK Technology to transmit digital voice and data over the Amateur radio bands. In the early 2000’s GMSK emerged in the Amateur radio market as the dominant digital mode, however in 2013 Yaesu introduced “System Fusion” which quickly became the dominating digital format in Amateur radio because of quality, reliability and enhanced performance in a wide range of environments.