GB7TE: D-STAR Repeater

On Saturday 18th July 2015 at 14:25z, GB7TE was connected to the D-STAR network.

 

GB7TE has replaced the GB3TE repeater which was active for nearly 25 years, serving the local area well.  However over the last few years, usage of GB3TE has dwindled and so we decided to look into the possibility of a D-STAR repeater in the area.

 

It took over a month of configuring and tweaking to get GB7TE successfully configured and the repeater actually went on air on Friday the 17th July but wasn't connected to the network until the 18th.

 

Whereas some D-STAR repeater groups and owners prefer users to leave their repeaters unlinked, we're very happy for our users to do whatever they want.  If you want to leave it linked to a reflector and just monitor what's going on around the world, you can do what you like.  We don't insist on the repeater being unlinked after use.

 

You can see the current status of GB7TE by clicking here (note, you will get a security warning, it's nothing to worry about).

 

On Thursday the 11th November 2015 at 17:00z, regular voice idents were added to GB7TE.

 

GB7TE

Channel: RV62 (R7)

Output: 145.775 MHz

Input: 145.175 MHz

Location: TM218172 - JO01ot

Repeater upkeep

There is no official repeater group for our repeaters but if you would like to make a donation to the Martello Tower Group group to help fund the repeaters (we have a regular monthly cost for the internet services used by GB7TE and GB7CL) then we will be happy to accept it.

 

You can donate either via post to the repeater keeper:

 

Tony Horsman, G0MBA

12 Hanwell Close,

Clacton-on-Sea

Essex.  CO16 7HF

 

Or you can donate via PayPal.  All contributions are gratefully received and will go towards the upkeep of the repeaters and other projects undertaken by the Martello Tower Group.  Donations are not used for special event stations and DXpeditions.

 

You can see a list of everyone who has donated to help support the Martello Tower Group by clicking here.

Tony, G0MBA looking excited after we'd just taken delivery of the new repeater.
Pete, M1BRR working on one of the initial CentOS builds. 
Tony, G0MBA standing in front of the recently installed GB7TE repeater.
Keith, G6NHU standing in front of GB7TE after the repeater was activated on 18th July 2015
GB7TE as installed on site.

Bill (left), Ray (right) and Etholle (below).  The 'voices of TE'

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