Power Outage Feb 8-10
34th Canvey Rally - 3-Feb-2019
GB3ER - Back On Air
GB3ER is back on air after transmitter maintenance and testing before Xmas
MB6CE - Updated Frequency
MB6CE has been upgraded by Joel G0URK to be full multimode. On Feb-15 it moved to its new 144.8625 MHz frequency At present its mainly operating on D-Star and Fusion.
MB7IDA - 2m Echolink
MB7IDA, formerly at Clive G1EUCs qth in Danbury, is on air from its Chelmsford location with GB7ZP. Equipment for a new Gateway controller has recently been ordered and is in progress.
Frequency: 145.3375 MHz NBFM, 110.9 Hz CTCSS, Node 265297
GB7ZP - 70cm D-Star
D-Star is evolving. ERG has started its gateway upgrade project along with the new Icom G3 software. This includes support for the new Terminal and Access Point modes (as featured by the Icom ID-51 Plus2 and ID-4100E).
Our new 64 bit platform has been configured with SSD and the latest Centos-7 Linux OS with checks for updates/reliability ongoing. Current work includes antenna, network and UPS upgrades. We will try to schedule changes to avoid a major outage to our increasingly popular D-Star system.
GB3ER - 70cm Repeater
A new generation radio unit, GB3ER-3, was installed on Sunday 21st June 2015. The GB3ER logic has also been reprogrammed to be CTCSS-only access (ie no toneburst access) - like GB3DA/DB.
It was recently given some TLC on Monday 5-Feb-2018 - and recently had more in the autumn of 2018
GB3ER-3 in Service (and its G8CUL Logic Controller below)
GB3DB - 6m Repeater
Following major repairs to its cavity duplexer, GB3DB is back on air. ERG is grateful to Procom-UK for repairing lightning damage to three of its six cavities.
Recent work has included new earthing and ropes for the antenna mast.
GB3CMS - 10GHz Beacon
GB3CMS has moved and been re-licensed for the same Chelmsford site as MB7IDA and GB7ZP. Its antenna/radome is being re-engineered. Longer term upgrades will be considered in due course.
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